Glow Worm

Evening Rainforest Tour

Evening Rainforest & Glow Worm Tour

Be guided on a unique nocturnal experience, observing the rainforest at night by torchlight. Spot wildlife, Curtis Falls waterfall and the magic of the glow worms.  

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 Falls, 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 at Mt Tamborine cafe.
  • National Park fees.
  • Expert tour guide. 
  • In vehicle and guided walk commentary.
  • A small group experience.
  • Pick up/drop off at selected locations

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.

*Please note there is no luggage/pram/stroller storage on the bus.
Tour duration is approximate and is based on tour time starting from and returning to Aquaduck Gold Coast Circle on Cavill shopping centre, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise. 

Departs 6:15pm daily
Duration 3.5 hours
Adult $119
Child $96 (2-16yrs)
Infant $48 (must be pre-booked, 0-1yr)
Concession $114

*Minimum 6 pax to run

What's included on all Gold Coast Hinterland tours?

Friendly local guide
Small groups (max 16 people)
Pick-up from selected locations

Tour Disclaimer: Southern Cross Tours may alter or cancel any section of any of the itinerary which may result from road closures, weather, suppliers or any other condition of an operational nature. Alternate vehicles may be used in the event that a Southern Cross vehicle is unavailable.

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What our customers are saying

Naomi Duan

Naomi Duan

January - 2022

Booked glow worm tour here finally and got our funny and knowledgeable guide Harry 😊 It’s hard to find a guided tour end of the year as we booked quite late, here is highly recommended. The trip is well planned, we explore the rainforest to see sugar glider, spiders, gecko, waterfalls and definitely the glow worms 🦎 Beautiful nature! We also stop for 20 mins to have some coffee ☕️ and lovely mystery cakes 🍰 (recommended)!!! The cafe’s atmosphere is amazing. Harry made the whole trip really enjoyable😜 Wanna say a big thank you at last!

Ohnmar McDonald

Ohnmar McDonald

December - 2021

We’ve been to the Gold Coast numerous times on holidays but this was our first time doing the glow worm tour and it was the best!!! So great to see the bush at night and all the wonderful things that live in it. Our guide Duff was amazing and had us laughing throughout our session. Highly recommend experience!!!

Naomi Birchall

Naomi Birchall

February - 2022

We had a great time going on the glow worm tour.
We got picked up from our spot, then drove to have hot chocolate and cake at a place in the mountain then went on our tour.
Got to see lots of animals including a trap door spider, lizards, lots of bugs and of course glow worms.
Our guide Duff was great. Told some jokes and played some pranks which made it enjoyable.
I went with a 7 and 8 year old who enjoyed it.

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