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Mon 31 Dec, 5PM - 12.15AM

New Year's Eve Picnic with Foundation & Friends

Welcome 2019 from one of the most desirable locations in Sydney, the Royal Botanic Garden.

Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens invite you to experience New Year’s Eve at our exclusive harbour-side picnic. Situated on the Mare and Foal Lawn within the stunning Royal Botanic Garden, this is one of the best vantage points in town!

This self-catered picnic-style event is perfect for groups of all ages, including families with children. The event is fully enclosed in a secure area, where you will be able to stretch-out with your picnic rug and beach chairs to enjoy the Sydney fireworks show.  The Mare and Foal Lawn is one of the few harbour-side locations in Sydney where alcohol (BYO) is permitted. Capacity is limited at this family-friendly event, so that guests may have the freedom to relax in the ample space provided.

This event is for members of Foundation & Friends only. For non-members, please select the membership + NYE ticket bundle, where you will receive a 12-month membership to join our fantastic community that supports the Botanic Gardens. If you are already a member, please have your membership number ready to book your tickets.

Non-members: Book a membership and NYE ticket bundle - Click here
Please choose this ticket option if you are NOT a member of Foundation & Friends.
Maximum of ONE membership per customer.

Members: Book your NYE tickets - Click here
If your membership will expire before December 31, renew online today before purchasing tickets.

Please take care to read our terms and conditions: Click here
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Any incidents of fraudulent use or abuse of the ticketing process will result in tickets being cancelled and the purchaser being notified. It will then be the purchaser’s responsibility to re-book the tickets correctly.

When

Monday 31 December, 5pm - 12.15am

Price

Foundation & Friends Member: $90; Non-Members: $170, Children (6-15): $30, Children (0-5): Free. Booking Fee per ticket - $2.45 + 1.4%.

Where

Mare & Foal Statue Lawn
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

Who

All ages

Transport

Public transport recommended
Important Information
To purchase tickets, you must either:

• Be a current member of Foundation & Friends as of 31 December 2018, or;
• Select a ticket bundle that includes 12-months membership.
• If your membership will expire before December 31, renew online today.

A maximum of 10 tickets may be purchased:

• Individual members can purchase 1 ticket at the member rate and up to 9 additional tickets
• Household members can purchase 2 tickets at the member rate and up to 8 additional tickets.
 
 
Ticket Type Price
Adult Member$90
Adult Non-Member$170
Child (6-15) $30
Child (0-5) Free
Booking Fee per ticket$2.45 + 1.4%
 
Membership Type Membership
Price
No. of Member
Tickets
Additional Tickets
Individual  $701 member ticket9 non-members or
children tickets
Individual Concession*$60
Household $952 member tickets8 non-members or
children tickets
Household Concession*$80

*Concession memberships are for Australian Pension Card holders or full-time students. For Household Concession memberships, both members must be concessions. Seniors cards are not accepted.
**Household memberships are for two adults plus their children (0-15 years) residing at the same address.
Q: If I change my mind or my circumstances change can my tickets be refunded?
A: No. Once the tickets have been issued, there will be no refunds. Tickets are non-transferable.

Q: Will tickets be sold at the event?
A: No. There will be no ticket sales at the event. All attendees must present a ticket to gain entry. Tickets are non-transferable.

Q: How do we enter the Botanic Garden for the event?
A: Entry will open at 5pm via the Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road. Exit will be via the same point.

Q: My partner and I have a Household membership, how many tickets can we buy?
A: You can purchase a maximum of 10 tickets together, 2 x member tickets at $90 each and 8 x non-member or children tickets.

Q: Can I buy food at the event?
A: No, this is a self-catered event. All food and drinks must be brought into the event. Please note no glass or sharp knives are permitted at the event, please use plastic utensils and cups.

Q: Can I bring alcohol into the event?
A: Yes. The amount of alcohol permitted per person must fit into the equivalent of a small handheld esky. We encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol. Please note all glass bottles will be confiscated on entry. Please decant into plastic bottles/containers prior to arrival.

Q: What type of event is this?
A: It is a family-friendly picnic on the grass overlooking Sydney Harbour and the bridge.

Q: What type of chair can I bring in?
A: Please do not bring chairs with legs that may sink into the lawn. Please respect that the lawns are part of the Garden’s unique living collection. Beach chairs are recommended.

Are you Booking from Overseas?
Due to the risk of fraudulent transactions, we have restricted transactions on our website from countries other than Australia. If you tried to process transactions on our website and have failed, please email our office on foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au, stating your name, address and what event you would like to book. We will then email you back and provide further details on how to book online.
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Any incidents of fraudulent use or abuse of the ticketing process will result in tickets being cancelled and the purchaser being notified. It will then be the purchaser’s responsibility to rebook the tickets correctly. For more information about T&Cs call (02) 9231 8182.

It is the responsibility of the Foundation & Friends’ Member to ensure ALL of their guests are aware of the following rules and regulations. Please note: Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not adhere to these rules and regulations.

The following items are NOT PERMITTED:
• Glass. Any glassware (including wine, champagne and beer bottles) found on entry will be confiscated. Please decant drinks into plastic bottles/containers prior to arrival.
• Sharp knives. Please bring only plastic utensils and cups.
• Objects that dig into the lawn – e.g. beach umbrellas, tents, ground drink holders, ground party lights and chairs with legs that may sink into the lawn. Please respect that the lawns are part of the Garden’s unique living collection.
• Objects that damage or cause nuisance litter in the Garden, e.g. Party poppers and sparklers.
• Disposing of ice on the grass.
• Excessive amounts of alcohol – the amount of alcohol permitted per person must fit into the equivalent of a small handheld esky. Foundation & Friends encourages the responsible consumption of alcohol.

Tickets
• All attendees must present a ticket to gain entry.
• There will be no ticket sales at the event.

Entry
• Entry to this event will open at 5pm via the Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road only. Exit will be via the same gate. During the night the Gate will be open for entry and exit from 5pm to 10pm and again from 12.15am to 12.45am.
• No pass outs.
• Patrons must stay in the designated area of the Mare and Foal Lawn. You are not permitted to leave the lawn or wander through other parts of the Garden.

Food and Beverages
• This is a self-catered event. NO food or alcohol will be for sale on the night. Patrons should bring their own food and beverages.

Seating
• Please note that there will be no seating available. Please bring picnic rugs and beach chairs that will not harm the lawn. Please do not bring chairs which can dig into the ground.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Any incorrect ticket purchases will be refunded and you will be notified. It will then be the member’s responsibility to re-book the tickets correctly. For more information about T&Cs call (02) 9231 8182.
 
 
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