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, facilitated self-guided activity and/or spend time exploring Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park at no extra cost.
All students booking time in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will have the opportunity to take part in a complimentary nature-based activity led by a Nature Activities Officer. Sample itineraries are available for download below:
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. For session dates please refer to the Professional Development section.
Excursion Management Plan
Please download and refer to the Excursion Management Plan and Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Certificate of Currency to assist with your planning. These are also available from Education Bookings Officer.
Close supervision of students is essential. Kings Park and Botanic Garden staff are not responsible for the supervision or behaviour of your students. Please bring enough adults to ensure student safety.
Minimum adults to student ratios for excursions to Kings Park are:
- PP - Year 2
- Year 3-6
- Year 7-8
- Year 9-10
- Year 11-12
Please arrive at least 15 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.
- 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.
- Last Updated: 18 February 2015