Plan Your School Visit
We want you to enjoy your excursion to Kings Park. Please plan your visit carefully to make sure everything runs smoothly. Bookings are essential for all school excursions to Kings Park. If you need any help or advice, please contact the Education Bookings Officer.
Whole day excursion
Make a day of it. An excursion to Kings Park Education offers great value for money. In addition to a curriculum-linked, guided program for each class, students can take part in a self-guided walk in the Western Australian Botanic Garden (includes student activity book) and/or spend time exploring Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park at no extra cost.
Booking application and confirmation
Once you have made a school booking, you will receive an email confirming your excursion details. Please check the details carefully and contact us immediately if there are any discrepancies.
Teachers visiting Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park for the first time are required to attend a free induction and site familiarisation session. Attending a pre-excursion induction will help ensure the best possible outcomes for your class and meet the planning and risk assessment requirements for this unique venue. Session dates are detailed in the events calendar.
Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to your program start time and ensure you leave enough time for students to use the toilets prior to the lesson commencing. Late arrivals will cause your program to be cut short.
Know your drop-off zone
Check the map provided as there are several drop-off and meeting points in Kings Park. Knowing your allocated drop-off zone before you arrive will take the stress out of your excursion. Please ensure the bus driver is aware of both the correct drop-off zone and the bus parking area in Wardong Buspark.
Refer to the Kings Park Education map to plan your visit.
Close supervision of students is essential. Kings Park and Botanic Garden staff are not responsible for the supervision or behaviour of your students. Please refer to the Excursion Management Plan for appropriate ratios for each age group. You will receive this plan during the booking process.
- Suitable outdoor clothing/equipment: sports uniform, sun hats, sunscreen and closed-in shoes, insect repellent, water bottles, first-aid kit, picnic rugs.
- Lunches: There are no cafes or bins in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park or the Western Australian Botanic Garden. Please bring a waste-free lunch or suitable containers to take waste home. Pack your lunches in a covered container to deter birds or other wildlife.
- Wet weather gear: Applicable to the weather conditions.
Bad weather and cancellations
Kings Park Education programs run in most weather conditions. As we are primarily an outdoor facility, we recommend students come prepared for the conditions on the day. Should poor weather be forecast on the day of your excursion, please contact the Education Bookings Officer as soon as possible to reschedule your lesson. In cases of extreme weather, Kings Park Education may contact you to cancel your booking.
Please note: Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed when a fire danger rating of Very High or above is forecast. This information is readily available in our Notices.
- Last Updated: 10 March 2014