We want you to enjoy your excursion to Kings Park, so here are our top tips for a great excursion. If you need any further help or advice, please contact the Education Bookings Officer.

Our essential tips will help you book that perfect day in Kings Park.

  1. Once you have made a school booking, your confirmed booking details will be emailed along with your tax invoice. Please check your booking details carefully and advise if you need to make any corrections. Teacher resources are available online.

  2. Attend a free Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park Induction session before the excursion. This is a compulsory requirement for all visits.

  3. Download a copy of the following:
    pdfKings Park Excursion Management Plan1.39 MB
    pdfBold Park Excursion Management Plan1.31 MB
    pdfBotanic Gardens and Parks Authority Certificate of Currency51.18 KB
    pdfKings Park Education Map and Guidelines Brochure4 MB

  4. Be prepared. Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park contains several water bodies; swimming is not permitted but knee-deep wading is permitted in Paperbark Creek. Water bodies are also present in the Western Australian Botanic Garden and May Drive Parkland; swimming or wading in these precincts is strictly prohibited.

  5. In the event of an emergency, please follow all instructions by Kings Park staff.

  6. Know your bus drop-off point and ensure your bus driver is clear about this location. Refer to the Kings Park Education map to plan your visit.

  7. Decide where you will have morning tea or lunch and plan accordingly. 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.

  8. Provide students and adult helpers with advice on what to wear and bring and where to park if travelling separately. Consider asking students to wear their sports uniforms, closed-in shoes and sunhats, and be sure to bring sunscreen, wet weather gear, insect repellent, water bottles and a first aid kit.

  9. Bring enough adults to ensure student safety. The minimum adult to student ratio for excursions to Kings Park are:

    Kindergarten
    1:4
    PP - Year 2
    1:5
    Year 3-6
    1:6
    Year 7-8
    1:10
    Year 9-10
    1:15
    Year 11-12
    1:30
  10. Arrive early at your Kings Park destination (at least 15 minutes before your program is due to start). Please note, your program will be cut short if you are late. Please ensure you leave enough time for students to use the toilets or have recess or lunch prior to the lesson commencing.

  11. 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 program, free time in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and/or spend time exploring.

  12. Save money and help the environment on your next excursion to Kings Park - use public transport. For information on using public transport for your excursion contact the Transperth Education Team on phone (+61 8) 9326 3970, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the 'Get on Board' website.

Christmas and New Year services

Visitors are advised that a number of services within Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period.

Naturescape summer opening hours

In response to warming Perth summers and an increased frequency of very high fire danger days, BGPA has considered optimum visitor comfort and safety by implementing a change in summer opening hours in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park from 29 December – 30 January 2022.

Works at Mount Eliza Reservoir

The Water Corporation will be conducting upgrade works to the Mount Eliza Reservoir inlet in Kings Park from mid-June.

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Welcome to new Kings Park Science Summer Scholars

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to welcome the 2021-22 Kings Park Science Summer Scholars. 

Art, science and culture connect in seagrass-inspired exhibit

Art, science and culture are all coming together in a beautiful series of seagrass-inspired artworks, on display from 3 - 9 December at Aspects Gallery Shop in Kings Park.

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park 10th Anniversary

A decade of difference to celebrate! Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has marked ten years of connecting kids to nature. 

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