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Plan Your Excursion

Our Education team is committed to making your visit to the Garden a success. We look forward to sharing all of the excitement and wonder that the Garden holds with you and your students soon.

Pricing

 

Please contact us on programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au for more information on pricing

Getting Here

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is 105km west of Sydney, about a two-hour drive from the CBD.

Driving from Sydney: From the CBD, cross the harbour heading north and follow the M2 motorway onto the M7 motorway. Take the Richmond Road exit towards Richmond. Follow the signs to Blue Mountains and follow Bells Line of Road from Richmond to the Garden.

Driving from Lithgow: Drive along Chifley Road from Lithgow to Bell. Continue on Bells Line of Road from Bell to the Garden. The Garden is about a 40-minute drive from Lithgow.

Please note due its location, the Garden is not accessible by public transport.

Meeting Point Map

Click here to download the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Map

Risk Assessment

Click here to download the Risk Assessment (Word doc) & Risk Assessment (PDF)

Contact Us

E: programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au
P: 02 9231 8134

Important information for planning your visit 

  • We can accommodate up to 90 students per session.

  • Our educator to student ratio is 1:30. Classes >30 will be split into 30 or less. Please bring adequate supervision to meet this ratio.

  • The bus drop off and pick up location is outside the Visitor Centre

  •  The meeting point is at the Visitor Centre

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for a snack, a visit to restrooms and to store bags.

  • Our educators will lead your session, but duty of care and behaviour management remains the class teacher’s responsibility.

  • The lesson is a focused learning experience. Students will be more engaged if they have participated in relevant pre-excursion activities.

  • Adult helpers will be an asset if they are assigned roles before the lesson.

  • Teachers and assisting adults are free of charge.