Glow Worm

Evening Rainforest Tour

Evening Rainforest & Glow Worm Tour

Join us for an unforgettable night in the rainforest after dark! On this tour we guide you through the ancient rainforest at night. This is a truly unique and memorable experience.

Duration 4 hours, Departs 5:30pm daily. 

Adult $99
Child $78 (2-16yrs)
Infant $0 (must be pre-booked, 0-1yrs)
Concession $95


Tour highlights:

  • Scenic drive up the mountain and panoramic views across the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast.
  • Guided walk by torchlight with an expert local guide through the night time rainforest.  
  • Along the walk see the nocturnal rainforest inhabitants that are unique to the region. 
  • There is nothing quite as unique as the sounds and sights of the rainforest in the evening. 
  • Our walk will take us down to Curtis Walls, a stunning waterfall that flows into a basalt rockpool. 
  • Along the rock face we see the glowing lava which is Glow Worms, unique to the Australian east coast. 
  • Learning about the local environment, history and the Tamborine township.
  • Enjoy the serenity of the forest as you breathe the fresh mountain on this unique and stunning experience.


  • Dessert (hot beverage and cake) at Mt Tamborine cafe.
  • National Park fees.
  • Expert tour guide. 
  • In vehicle and guided walk commentary.
  • A small group experience.
  • Hotel pick up / drop off.

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What's included on all Gold Coast Hinterland tours?

Maximum drive time 40mins
Friendly local guide
Small groups (max 16 people)
Pick-up from selected locations
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Who would enjoy this experience?

Everyone of course!

But really, this is an all ages tour. Babies through to centurions are welcome.
Low fitness is required and the guided walk is slow so we can see all the sights and it is a very easy walk. 

There are some small steps and rocks that may be a little slippery after rain so closed in shoes are recommended. 

Lots of families, couples, groups of friends and work colleagues have enjoyed this tour. 

Please note this tour can be customised for private tours and large groups.

Tips for a great experience
  • When it’s raining on the Gold Coast it is beautiful in the rainforest and glow worms love the rain.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Take a warm jacket and water bottle.
  • Stick to the paths and boardwalks for your own safety and to protect the rainforest.
  • Let us know of any dietary requirements.
Why take a tour with Southern Cross Tours?

We are a pretty modest bunch, so we won’t tell you how sensational we are, we will just show you what we love! 

We are nature lovers, we are protectors and sharers of the rainforest, we are storytellers, sometimes historians and most importantly Gold Coast locals who just want to show off our little piece of the planet. For more information on who we are and why we do what we do head over to our about us page.

What we look after on tour
  • We provide you with a comfortable and easy experience from pick up to drop off.
  • Our vehicle seats a maximum of 16 people including the driver so you will not get lost in the crowd.
  • We will bring umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits. 
  • We have National Park Permits, accreditations and licenses to take tours through these regions. 
  • This is an all age tour so if you require a booster seat for younger family members, we can provide them at no extra charge – just let us know in advance.  
  • We bring the knowledge, the love of nature and the experience in the region to show you a beautiful part of the world, so you can relax, take it in and create a great memory!

What our customers are saying

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Andrea De Vere

I went on the glow worm tour after dark. Great experience. Our guide - Duff was very professional, friendly and cracked some jokes. Trip was to tamborine mountain - took about 40 mins to get there, walk to Curtis falls while seeing creatures of the night like frogs and trapdoor spiders.
Duff provided vast knowledge of native wildlife.
This is a must see adventure for everyone. Highly recommend!
Thank you southern cross tours.

- June 2021

Rajkumar Krishnaswamy (Raj)

Our family did the Springbrook guided tour visiting waterfalls & lookouts including the Natures bridge falls. Fantastic guided tour by Trent who was knowledgeable of the area and very friendly. Will recommend Southerncross tours 👍
- January 2021

lily mirabito

Aaron was a fantastic guide. The treetop climb was a highlight. Got to experience the best of Gold Coasts nature parks. 10/10 would recommend.
- June 2020

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