Guided tour

Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

4.5 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: Southern Cross Tour Co
Guided tour

Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

Activity provider: Southern Cross Tour Co
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From US$ 65.84 per person

Likely to sell out

Take a nighttime adventure with this rainforest and glow worm tour from the Gold Coast. Witness glow worms in their natural habitat and encounter the captivating rainforest at night.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is offered from central Gold Coast Hotels (Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Broadbeach & Southport). Please contact the activity provider once you have made your booking to confirm pickup details. On the night of your tour, please wait for the bus in the main lobby/reception area 5 minutes before pickup. The bus will be white and marked with Southern Cross Tours. The pickup bus can be delayed up to 15 minutes due to unforeseeable circumstances. Every effort will be made to contact you via your supplied mobile number or hotel and room number to advise of extended delays.


  • Take a guided walk through the subtropical rainforest to Curtis Falls
  • Witness glow worms and other nocturnal creatures
  • Savor a dessert with coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
Full description

Head out to the rainforest at night with a local guide to see nocturnal flora and fauna in the Tamborine National Park. Travel from the Gold Coast in a comfortable bus. Admire glow worms in their natural environment. Enjoy a warm drink and cake during your tour. 

Get picked up from a list select hotels in an air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle and travel to the top of the famous Tamborine Mountain. Gaze up at the starry sky and out over at the sparkling cities of the Gold Coast as you warm up with cake and a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Set out on your rainforest walk and see how this area wakes up at night. Gain insight into the unique plants and animals that call this ancient ecosystem home as you make your way through Tamborine National Park.

Arrive at the waterfall where a colony of glowworms puts on a nightly display. Return to your hotel on the Gold Coast at the end of your tour. 

  • 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 mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Baby strollers
    • Flash photography
    • Baby carriages

    Know before you go

    • Due to many stairs and uneven ground along the tracks, this tour is not suitable for prams or strollers
    • The activity provider may alter or cancel any section of any of the itinerary which may result from road closures, weather, or any other condition of an operational nature
    • The activity provider may provide an alternative arrangement in the event of closure
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 59 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Service
    • Organization

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    Guide was very knowledgeable on plants and the ecosystem of the area, it was very interesting. The stop at the manor was a bit lacking, the cake was stale. The drive up was like a team park ride, wondered at times if we were actually going to get there lol. Overall a great experience! Thanks

    March 28, 2023

    Loved that the tour picks up from your hotel and drops back off. You'll need to have an early dinner as they pick up around 5:30-6:00pm and then drop you back around 10pm. Seems like a lot of time but the experience went super fast! Very knowledgeable tour guide gave us heaps of fun facts and jokes along the way. About a 45 minute drive from city center into the rainforest.

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    March 28, 2023

    Beautiful forest and amazing place to spend your evening in middle of beautiful sub-tropical rain forest. If you love the wild, you will live it here. I come from a country with dense rain forest, so for people travelling from Africa or India, this will be a simple experience

    March 28, 2023

    Product ID: 256812