Wanneroo Botanical Gardens is a sub-tropical botanical garden located 25 minutes north of Perth. Boasting over 500 species of exotic plants and trees from around the world, the gardens offer students the rare chance to experience a unique sub-tropical ecosystem.
Located within the gardens are two 18 hole miniature golf courses. The mini golf assists your students in developing their fine motor skills, extending their mental mathematic ability and challenging their problem solving skills, and most importantly it’s great fun!
Wanneroo Botanical Gardens is suitable for all ages and welcomes students from years 1 to 12. Your students can: Explore 5 acres of botanical gardens: discover over 500 species of exotic plants and trees throughout the stunning landscaped gardens, tranquil waterways, waterfalls and ever changing flower displays. The diversity of the plants, density of the canopy and waterways running through the gardens has created a unique ecosystem, offering students the rare chance to experience a sub-tropical micro climate in the middle of Perth!
Play 18 holes of Botanic Golf: Botanic Golf makes its way around the botanical gardens and walking the course will take you through the whole five acres of spectacular gardens. Based on traditional miniature golf, each track is uniquely shaped with its own obstacles, curves, ramps and devious dilemmas!
Play 18 holes of Billiard Golf: set amongst a terraced flower garden with a central pond and water feature and played on smaller tracks with a slower surface, Billiard Golf is a game of deflection, with the aim of the game being to deflect the ball from the track edge and into the hole, just like Pool or Billiards.
Portfolio ready activity worksheets: A mathematic worksheet is available for years: 1-3, 4-5 and 6-7. A plants and the environment worksheet is available for years 1-3. Worksheets can be down loaded from below.
Kiosk: located at the entrance to the park, the kiosk has a selection of ice creams, confectionary, cold drinks and take-away coffee available for purchase. If your class is bringing spending money, teachers are to supervise students when making purchases.
Kiosk seating: shaded seating is available in the kiosk area for students to eat their lunch or complete work sheets. Teachers wishing to use this area must reserve it when booking their class excursion.
Leapfrogs Café: named after our resident frog population, Leapfrogs Café is open for breakfast, lunch or just coffee and cake.
Disabled amenities: disabled toilets are located within in the park and over two kilometres of paths make the gardens, Botanic Golf and Leapfrogs Cafe accessible by wheel chair and prams. Please note Billiard Golf is not accessible by wheel chair.
To make a make a booking:
Please contact our Schools Coordinator on 9405 1475 to check availability and make a reservation.
Complete the attached Wanneroo Botanical Gardens Excursion Booking Confirmation Form (below) and return it via fax, email or post.
In line with DET requirements, the Wanneroo Botanical Gardens Excursion Policy and Wanneroo Botanical Gardens Emergency Response Plan (below) addresses important issues including: Communications, Insurance & Liability, Supervision Strategies and Park Rules.
Q: How do I make a booking? To make a make a booking please contact our Schools Coordinator on 9405 1475 to check availability and make a reservation. After making a reservation complete a Wanneroo Botanical Gardens Excursion Booking Confirmation Form and return it via fax, email or post. Upon receiving your Excursion Booking Confirmation Form the Schools Coordinator will contact you to confirm your booking and finalise details.
Q: Do my adult helpers need to pay for entry or mini golf? No, all teachers and supervisors are admitted at no charge and if they wish they can also play mini golf at no charge.
Q: How many adult helpers should I bring with me? Recommended supervision strategies and ratios are outlined in the Wanneroo Botanical Gardens Excursion Policy. This can be found above, under the heading DET excursion policy.
Q: How do I pay for my school excursion? Payment is required on the day unless you have pre-arranged a purchase order number with the Schools Coordinator. Payment can be made via cash, Eftpos, credit card or cheque made payable to Botanic Golf.
Q: What should my students bring? Sunscreen & hat (or rain coat if rain is forecast!) Aeroguard Drink Bottle Packed Lunch Spare change for kiosk Clip board & pencil for students completing work sheets Q: How many students can I bring? Wanneroo Botanical Gardens welcomes groups of up to 70 students. However for groups of 50 or more students it is a requirement that the class be broken up into 3 groups and follow the following rotating schedule:
Group 1: Botanic Golf
Group 2: Billiard Golf
Group 3: Lunch
Allowing 40 minutes for each activity and a 5 minute change over time.
Q: What happens if it rains? Wanneroo Botanical Gardens and mini golf are completely outdoors, so if rain is forecast you may wish to postpone your excursion. If rain arrives at the time of your visit, you may choose to continue with the excursion (there are a number of small shelters around the course that can provide cover for passing showers) or postpone it. If you need to cancel/postpone your excursion due to bad weather please let us know as soon as possible and no charge will apply. If you choose to continue with the excursion, charges will apply as normal.
Q: What happens if the number of students I bring on the day changes? You are only required to pay for the students who arrive on the day; however we do ask that if you know in advance that your class size will be changing by 5 or more people that you call to let us know.