Glow Worm Tunnel, Lithgow

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  • This place is breathtaking and what i loved about it was that it wasn't too crowded. It was good to see that there are real glow worms in the Blue Mountains ! I would recommend this to anyone who want...  more »
  • Like other reviewers have said, this place is pretty unique and it's very cool to see the glow worms lighting up the walls of the tunnel, but the whole experience is ruined by rude, inconsiderate boga...  more »
  • Make sure that you visit the Glow Worm Tunnel if you get the opportunity - it is a brilliant experience. DO not rush it in the tunnel - it takes at least 5 minutes of sitting still for the eyes to adj...  more »
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  • This place is like the land time forgot, the plants look like something out of Jurassic Park and it's so remote and beautiful. It was absolutely breathtaking to stand in the darkness looking up at the glow works, they looked like stars in the sky. Some very good hiking trails too, although the distance signs were incorrect. Be prepared for a gravel/dirt road that gets rough in a few area's and make sure you take water.
  • worth driving gravel road for more than an hour to exprience beutiful glow worms in the cave. feels like i am in different world.
  • beautiful piece of country. the road is not suited for 2wd cars. best to take a 4wd as there is a good 45~ km drive over unsealed pothole Rd. narrow at times and through a one way tunnel. the walk is about an 1hr return. easy walk with a section with steep stairs. take a torch and a jacket as it may be cold. you can contine hiking through the tunnel to the other side of Newnes Junction which is around 2hrs.
  • Such an amazing natural phenomena!
  • Long drive into the glow worm tunnels as the ~30km unsealed road has big potholes. In my 2wd wagon, we averaged under 30km/hr. There's little signage but towards the end, there's a national park sign saying glowworm tunnel carpark is 3km ahead but it's actually 6.5km. you'll have to drive through a tunnel in the road as well. The bushwalk is about 30 min mostly level but it does involve some steep stairs at some points. I liked the walk more than the glow worm tunnel but the whole experience is memorable. Bring a torch or phone with a torch for the tunnel. Would also be good to have waterproof walking shoes if you have it the tunnel is quite wet but still possible to navigate with sneakers.

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