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Gold Coast: Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour in a 4WD

Product ID: 256812
An evening rainforest and glow worm tour providing a nocturnal adventure like no other. You will witness the incredible light display of the glow worms in their natural habitat, experience off-roading, and encounter the captivating rainforest at night.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

We collect from central Gold Coast Hotels (Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Broadbeach & Southport) only. Once you have confirmed your pickup location and time with us directly, on the night of your tour please wait for the bus in the main lobby/reception area 5 minutes before pickup. Our bus will be white and marked with Southern Cross Tours in red and blue writing.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy an exhilarating night time traveling through eucalyptus forests
  • Take a guided walk through the subtropical rainforest to Curtis Falls, Mount Tamborine with an expert guide
  • Witness glow worms and other nocturnal creatures
  • Savor a yummy dessert of coffee and cake at a cozy hinterland restaurant
Full description
Experience an exciting night time activity 4-wheel-driving, with local commentary on nocturnal flora and fauna as you travel. Towards the end of your tour, you will experience glow worms in their natural environment alongside a secluded national park waterfall.

Your fully-guided experience from start to finish is all about getting you into the forest to experience something that many have not. This is more than just a glow worm tour, it’s all about seeing the rainforest come to life at night time.

After you're picked up from your hotel in a luxurious 4-wheel-drive vehicle, you will travel to the top of Tamborine Mountain via a secluded off-road track. You can gaze up at the starry sky and out over the distant city lights of the Gold Coast as you warm up over a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and some delicious cake, before setting out for a guided rainforest walk. Your guide will provide insight into the unique plants and animals that call this ancient ecosystem home. After you arrive at Curtis Falls, you will discover a peaceful cascade tucked deep within the forest  within which a colony of glow-worms thrives.
  • National park fees
  • Dessert (coffee and cake)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (central Gold Coast hotels of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Main Beach and Southport only)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Flash photography
Know before you go
• Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour departure will attract a 100% cancellation fee (which includes no shows)
• Due to many stairs and uneven ground along the tracks, this tour is not suitable for prams or strollers
• Please don’t forget to wear suitable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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It was EXCELLENT!!! from the pick up to the drop off!! I’m travelling alone and so I thought that maybe a tour like this would give me the chance to meet new people! I - not only met new people but also the tour guide made me feel part of the group! I hate spiders and snakes so this tour was a challenge ‍♀️

November 27, 2019

great but not for kids

Loved the tour, the guide was wonderful. But you must rethink your age to do this program. They had two children under the age of approx. 6-7 years old who could not keep quiet to hear the guide, constantly used the flashlight when they should not and one of them fell during the journey. Maybe setting a minimum age to make the tour interesting for the future

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September 12, 2019

Learned alot about the Gold Coast area. The walk was very cool, saw 3 snakes and a few spiders. Trent was a great guide - if the group we had was a bit better, I would've given this 5 stars. Overall it was a good rime.

January 30, 2020

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Southern Cross 4WD Tours

Product ID: 256812