Gasp at the beauty of glow worms at one of the world’s most significant natural sites, Springbrook National Park. Like stars in the night sky these tiny larvae light up the dark, moist cave and create a spectacular sight. An adventurous and memorable night!
Take the short walk on well-formed paths through Springbrook National Park’s ancient rainforest, over a gurgling stream, and past giant Beech trees to the Natural Arch Cave and waterfall. Your tour guide has rare accessibility into the park after dark, taking you for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will be issued with a small torch to help your guide spot nocturnal birds, frogs, reptiles, and mammals in the night forest.
The star gazing at night in this mystical forest is some of the best in Australia. The southern hemisphere skies are famous for their proliferation of stars, many of which go unseen in the northern hemisphere. See the Milky Way and the famous Southern Cross constellation explode across the sky. The glowworms create a galaxy of light from their homes on the cave roof to attract prey. Each larvae hangs a sticky mucus thread to capture its prey and reel them in towards their tiny mouth. Their activity creates a magical blue glow that is only found in very few accessible places in the world.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (except Christmas)
Departs 6:00pm – 7:15pm, Returns 9:30pm (approx.)
– Return transfers from hotel
– Educational commentary
– Guided night walk
– National Park permit fees
– Rain ponchos
– Souvenir certificate and torch
Need to Know
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing. Please bring a water bottle and camera. A low level of fitness is preferred (uneven walk to natural bridge waterfall in Springbrook National Park).