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.
Once you have made a school booking, the Teacher Resource Pack for your chosen program, our Emergency Management Plan and payment receipt will be emailed with your confirmation. Please check the details carefully and contact us immediately if there are any discrepancies.
Attend a free Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park Induction session before the excursion. This is a compulsory requirement for all visits.
Download a copy of the Excursion Management Plan563.72 KB and Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Certificate of Currency28.4 KB.
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.
In the event of an emergency, please follow all instructions by Kings Park staff.
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.
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.
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.
Bring enough adults to ensure student safety. The minimum adult to student ratio for excursions to Kings Park are:
- PP - Year 2
- Year 3-6
- Year 7-8
- Year 9-10
- Year 11-12
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.
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.