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Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour

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Mermaid Beach, Australia

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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(888) 651-9785

Overview

Experience the nighttime enchantment of Mt Tamborine National Park on this unique 4WD rain forest walk and glowworm tour. At the mountain summit, stop for a light supper of cakes and hot chocolate, and soak up views of the twinkling Gold Coast from a lookout. Then, observe nocturnal wildlife by torchlight with a guided bushwalk through the rain forest, where you’ll come across an ethereal waterfall illuminated by glowworms.
  • Glow-worm tour through Mt Tamborine National Park by 4WD
  • Take a guided rainforest walk to a waterfall lit by glow worms
  • See nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy supper of cakes and a hot drink
  • Local guide and live commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Live commentary
Dessert at mountain restuarant (cake with tea/coffee/hot chocolate)
Guided rainforest walk
Umbrellas
Insect repellant
Torch
National park fees
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from selected Gold Coast Hotels. Contact operator if unsure of closest meeting point.
Helensvale Train Station is an alternate meeting point if coming from outside the area.
Pickup times to be confirmed prior to travel.

Departure Time

6:00 PM
Escape the crowds of the Gold Coast and journey inland on this serene evening adventure. After pickup at your Gold Coast hotel in a luxury 4WD vehicle, wind your way up to the summit of Mt Tamborine. Along the way, stop at a lookout for spectacular views of the coastline and ocean awash in the colors of sunset.

Get a taste of Mt Tamborine’s summit scene with a light supper at a local café. Snack on homemade cakes and biscuits served with your choice of tea, cappuccino or steaming hot chocolate.

As light fades from the sky, follow your guide on a nighttime bushwalk through the surrounding subtropical rain forest. Equipped with a low-wattage torch, experience the magic as nocturnal creatures emerge from the darkened forest. Your guide will lead the way with a high-powered LED torch for a better view of native flora and fauna. Veer off a secret path that leads to an enchanting waterfall illuminated by the light of a glowworm colony. Enjoy the silence and serenity of the forest as you admire this natural phenomenon.

After walking back to the 4WD vehicle, relax on the return ride to the Gold Coast, where your tour concludes in the late evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Wongawallan
Travel off-road through Eucalyptus forest and enjoy a stop for a view of the city lights in the distance (conditions permitting.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tamborine National Park
Our expert local guide will escort you on a rainforest walk to the waterfall. Each guest receives a torch to light the parth. Learn about plants and animals along the way to the Glow Worms.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tamborine Mountain
Explore Tamborine at night in Australia's only evening 4WD Rainforest, Waterfall and Glowworm Tour. Enjoy a delicious dessert of coffee and cake at a local mountain top restuarant and stargazing on a clear night.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a jacket for cooler evenings
  • Due to the nature of the tour weather conditions may change itinerary and wildlife spotting
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Southern Cross 4WD Tours

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you are interested in discovering these creatures in their natural habitat outside of the confines of a zoo and understanding their ecosystem, this is a wonderful tour!" See review

Reviews

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Expert Wildlife Your
Dina
, Mar 2020
Wonderful wildlife tour led by Tapio, a biologist doing research at a local University. He was incredibly knowledgeable in all things Australian wildlife, beyond animals, with extensive information on plants, habitats, and environmental changes. The reviews are correct in explaining this is a lesisurely tour to seek out wildlife. It is not a series of rainforests hikes or uphill climbs. It is a slow and calme expert-guided expedition of easily traversed terrain in the search of some of Australia's native creatures. If you are interested in discovering these creatures in their natural habitat outside of the confines of a zoo and understanding their ecosystem, this is a wonderful tour!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Dina, Thanks for coming out on the Evening Glow Worm Tour with us! It's pleasing to hear you had a great experience with our guide, and enjoyed the knowledge he shared and spotted some awesome wildlife along the way to the glow worms! We really appreciate your kind review and hope you will visit us again next time you visit the Gold Coast. Kind Regards, SC Tours
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Nice experience
MuhammadSuffri_O
, Mar 2020
Nice experience to see the glowworms and waterfall. Spotted some insects and mammals during the night walk in the Tamborine Nature Park. Before that we have a nice cakes and coffee. Thanks to the tour guide Harry. Nice guy. Thanks bro.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi MuhammadSuffri_O, Thanks so much for your 5 star review of our Evening Glow Worm Tour. Its great to hear you enjoyed your night out with Harry and saw lots of wildlife! We hope you can join us for another tour next time you visit the Gold Coast! Kind Regards, SC Tours
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Glow worm nocturnal tour
shammitt
, Jan 2020
Lovely drive up the mountain. The Manor Restaurant was amazing. Lovely decor and delicious cake n coffee fantastic. Saw glow worms in their natural habitat. Tim our guide was knowledgable n good So overall good trip.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello shammitt, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! Its great that you enjoyed having Tim as your knowledgeable guide for the night. We also LOVE the cake at our dessert venue, and how delicious it is! Thank you again and we hope to see you on tour again next time. Kind Regards. - SC Tours
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Fantastic
thanhtieu28
, Dec 2019
Harry was such an amazing tourist, very caring and lead the tour beautifully. Kept the tour enjoyable and always made conversations so the ride wouldn’t be in complete silence.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi there! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Harry so much! Thank you for sharing your Glow Worm Tour experience with us, and rating it 5 stars. Please join us again on your next GC holiday and hopefully Harry can show you even more of the amazing hinterland the GC has to offer. Happy New Year! - SC Tours
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Great tour!
Global787150
, Oct 2019
The tour is fun and educational. Would like to thank our guide Harrison. He is very friendly and took good care of us. Thumbs up!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Gday Global7! Thank you very much for your review and positive feedback of your Glow Worm Tour. It's great to hear that you enjoyed having Harrison as your guide and found the tour to be fun and educational. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and give us 5 stars. It is truly appreciated Kind Regards, -SC Tours
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Great experience
JessKevin
, Jul 2019
I enjoy this tour very much. Harry our tour guide was funny and informative. They picked us up on time, and Harry actually helped my boyfriend arrange a surprise proposal at the summit of mt. Tambourine! <3
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi Jess & Kevin! Thank you so much for your kind 5 star review and a huge congratulations to you both on your engagement! We are so glad you had such a great time on our glow worm tour and Harrison was honoured to have been a part of your special night. We at Southern Cross wish you all the best with your future wedding and marriage! Please join us again next time you visit the Gold Coast- maybe your honeymoon? haha Take care! Kind Regards,
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An adventure
tokoi269
, May 2019
Participated in a lot of day trips , this one was unique. Visiting the rain forest in the middle of the night . The stars and waterfall was beautiful. Great service and really enjoyed it .
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Outstanding
TrailBlazer751579
, Sep 2018
We loved this tour as well as another one we did with Southern Cross! The pick up/drop off service was wonderful, the tour guide knowledgeable and entertaining, and the evening adventures were fun, beautiful, and filled with opportunity. I highly recommend!
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Best tour ever. My daughter and I...
Stephanie H
, Jan 2018
Best tour ever. My daughter and I had so much fun - I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
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Our tour guide Dave was very nice...
KATHARINE K
, Jun 2017
Our tour guide Dave was very nice and funny. Very informative. We are lucky to have him to be our tour guide. Enjoyed the tour very much!! Lightworm were wonderful:

Product code: 2338GW01

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