This Magical Disused Railway Tunnel Glows In The Dark • Lithgow Glow Worm Tunnel

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This Magical Disused Railway Tunnel Glows In The Dark • Lithgow Glow Worm Tunnel

Glow worms are exciting to spot for both adults and kids alike. Especially when they are in an old disused tunnel.

We love our celebrated, world-famous structures in Sydney, but there are also heaps of secluded places that have a surreal, magical quality to them. The Lithgow Glow Worm Tunnel is located in the expansive area of the Blue Mountains and there are only a small number of ways to get there. The best way to make the most of the adventure, however, is by joining a guided night tour with a certified instructor.

The hike up to the tunnels is exciting in itself. Surrounded by gigantic sandstone cliffs, prehistoric rock pagodas and massive green forests, it’s like visiting another time altogether. On this magnificent night time tour, you’ll be equipped with a headlight and shown some key survival skills along the way.


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The experience inside the caves is magical. Once your eyes adjust to the roof and the darkness around, you can see the ceiling light up; layers of bioluminescence radiating across the walls and roof.

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For this particular tour, you’ll be picked up at Parramatta train station and driven to the Blue Mountains area in a Toyota Landcruiser. The tour takes around four hours and is suitable for all abilities of hikers.

👉 Get your tickets here.

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