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“car park”(21 reviews)
“great walk”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Old Coach Road, Lithgow, New South Wales 2790, Australia
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The Glow worm tunnel is basically an abandoned railway tunnel in which the larvae of a fungus gnat (small, short lived fly) resides. These glow and is their way for attracting prey. From Lithgow we drove on the Glow worm tunnel road, which is about...More

9  Thank Delarina
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Tried going to see the glow worms in my VW Polo - the road was a bit rough but if you take it slow you should be able to do it - it's similar to the drive up to Hassans Wall lookout. I got about...More

9  Thank pookiefly
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Reviewed 3 days ago

How to get there ? (From Sydney) 1 - Follow what Google Maps say and take the "Old Bells Line of Rd". Be aware that this road is not only unsealed or not black top, it is full of potholes which a sedan wouldn't even...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a long and rough drive out to the tunnels and we nearly gave up a few times but I’m glad we persisted. The directions are inaccurate as is the gps but just keep going even though it seems like forever. It is a 4WD...More

1  Thank Gypsiescott
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The road to get out here is a bit rough and rugged so take your time and plan for longer than what your gps tells you. The walk from the parking lot to the tunnel is manageable and is gorgeous. Once inside the tunnel the...More

2  Thank ratcheson
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The Glow Worm Tunnel has been on my wishlist ever since I learnt about it 6 months back. Fortunately, the opportunity presented itself and my wife and I visited this gorgeous tunnel this weekend. The walk from the Glow Worm Tunnel Road carpark to the...More

7  Thank VG1302
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We didn't see many glowworms but the walk itself was really lovely. We did the longer walk from Wolgan Rd which meant we saw lots of roos and wombats on the way. Really great if you're into bird watching. Make sure you leave before dusk...More

1  Thank 879laurelf
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Drove from Wentworth Falls to Clarence (Zig Zag) and onto the aptly named Glow Worm Tunnel Rd, however it is not well signposted. The road surface is dirt, variable in condition and with shadows across the road, potholes are hard to see. Reduce your speed...More

Thank StephenW90C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Great place to see the glow worms in there natural environment. Just remember to pack a torch as the tunnel is about 400 metres long, slightly curved and is uneven underfoot in places. When you walk in some distance, turn your torch off, keep noise...More

1  Thank Smiley_BH
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The road to the tunnel is along an old railway track, with some rotten old timber sleepers to be seen though no metal now. We turned off The Bells Line of Road at the old Zig-Zag attraction (Clarence area) and drove for about 35 kms...More

1  Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Few people here seem to have mentioned that access to the tunnel is via 34kms of bumpy dirt roads that whilst you could get there in a sedan it’d be very slow and uncomfortable and you’d probably damage the vehicle. There are no sign posts,...More

4  Thank cdubs2018
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We started from the Wolgan Valley end, so ended up walking 9.4km. Make sure you allow the time to enjoy the scenery along the way, take plenty of water and some snacks. The hike can be challenging in parts, so hiking poles or a sturdy...More

6  Thank free2beme132018
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22 August 2018|
Response from ChaR159 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jo, You can go anytime. The tunnel is dark so daytime is better as there will be people around. You have to take powerful torches when going into the tunnel. A mobile phone torch is insufficient. The tunnel is dark and... More
Tegan G
21 January 2018|
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Response from Poida69 | Reviewed this property |
Good question. Dogs are banned in National Parks, but allowed in State Forests. And I think the Tunnel is actually in a national Park, even though you drive through a state forest to get to it. Honestly I'd leave the dog at... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from 993anitat | Reviewed this property |
You can take your car and camper as far as the parking area. You are still about 1.5 km from the Glow Worm Tunnel . Enjoy! Remember to take a torch, we did but the batteries were flat.