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17 April

Garden Night-Life for Families

Experience the Garden and its fascinating night-life on this family adventure by torch-light. The Garden is a city oasis waiting to be explored!

We'll wander the garden pathways and visit biodiversity 'hotspots' such as the ponds to look for nocturnal animals - some who fly in for the night, others who are long-term residents. We'll use our senses and some tech-gadgets used by our scientists to help us locate animals. We may see Golden Orb spiders, Brush-tailed Possums, Microbats, Flying Foxes, Tawny Frogmouths ... or if we're really lucky we might even see the Garden's elusive Powerful Owl, Australia’s largest nocturnal avian predator.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a program for families. Children aged 5+ are welcome, but must be supervised by an adult. To book Garden Night Life for adults, please click here.


17 April | From sunset (please refer to your ticket for exact time). Tours leave promptly and there is no late entry to the garden


Members $37 per person | Non-members $41 per person


Woolloomooloo Gate
Meet at Woolloomooloo Gate, Mrs Macquaries Road, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


Families: Adults and children five years and over if accompanied by an adult. Tickets sold per person.



Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

What level of mobility is required?

This tour covers uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes. A reasonable level of mobility is required. If you would liket to enquire about accessibility please contact us at programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au 

What happens in wet weather?
This event goes ahead in all weather so come prepared if it looks like it is going to be wet. In the case of extreme weather the event may be cancelled at the discression of the BGCP. In this unlikely instance ticketholders will be notified approximately 2 hours before the program start time via the email they provided on booking and will be issued with a full refund. Please join our Facebook event here for updates and information.
Can I book this as a party or make a group booking?
The Garden Night-Life for Families tickets sold on this page are not suitable for large groups or birthday parties (maximum 10 tickets per person allowed). Please contact programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au to make a private booking.