Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, Cedar Creek, Gold Coast

A ground-breaking conservation project, the Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves at Cedar Creek, provides the perfect habitat for glow worms.

Rainforest areas in Australia are unfortunately shrinking due to the impact of us humans on the environment, meaning fewer wet caves where glow worms reside. So at Mount Tamborine, they have set out to create the perfect wet cave with ideal conditions for glow worms.

A group entering the glow worm caves at Tamborine Mountain

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A 30-minute tour will enable you to experience the glow worms, accompanied by a biologist who will be able to explain all about their life cycle and behaviour. Leading you along the boardwalk and into the rainforest habitat, you'll get a glimpse of the work that has gone into creating this unique and special place. Plus of course you'll see lots of glow worms - guaranteed - all day long! Their sticky strands and glowing bottoms put on an incredible display!

This is a very affordable attraction for the whole family on the Gold Coast, the kids will love it!

And as it is located at Cedar Creek Winery, there is a cellar door, restaurant with superb food and a picnic area you can enjoy, all set in picturesque grounds, with stunning views. There's even an art gallery on site if you'd like to stroll around.

An eco-certified tourism business, the Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves will give you a great insight into conservation efforts in the region and your admission fee helps support and ensure the survival of glow worms, so you can rest assured that future generations will be able to witness the magical display these fascinating creatures put on. Experiencing the glow worms at Tamborine Mountain is the most sustainable way to see glow worms, as the site is structured in such a way that you can see and enjoy them, without harming them. Glow worms are delicate creatures that can only be found in Australia and New Zealand, so we definitely need to care for them and ensure their survival.

Glow worms putting on a magical display at Tamborine Mountain

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As you can tell, we highly recommend a visit if you are in South East Queensland!

The glow worm caves are situated approximately 55 mins by car from Gold Coast Airport, so pick up a rental car from RaD Car Hire Gold Coast, on arrival at the airport, and you'll have the freedom to explore this and many other great Gold Coast attractions!

Tours run every day of the week, are reasonably priced at only $15 per adult and $7 per child, and you can book online here.r


More Great Adventures at Tamborine Mountain

If you're up for a little more adventure while you are at Tamborine Mountain, you could try out these great Gold Coast activities:

1. Thunderbird Park

Enjoy bush walks and cool off in natural rock pools, play a round of mini golf or take a horse trail through the rainforest. Thunderbird Park has all kinds of adventures that will appeal to the whole family.

2. Tree Top Challenge

Get your heart rate up with Australia's largest zipline tour and Tree Top Adventure Park!

The Canyon Flyer guided 3hr zipline tour will see you flying along suspended more than 60m in the air at speeds of up to 70km an hour. The 1.4km of zip line track will be an incredible experience. Plus the Adventure Park has all kinds of challenges including 10 huge flying foxes, tarzan swings and more...

A boy enjoys the rainforest adventures at Treetops Challenge Tamborine Mountain

3. Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

If you prefer to travel at a slighly slower pace, you might enjoy this 45 minute leisurely walk through 1.5km of rainforest. The trail is a combination of forest floor, high tech steel bridges and includes a 40 metre cantilver bridge that soars 30 metres above the creek and rainforest below. Wow!

Find out more about these great things to see just under an hour's drive from the Gold Coast at https://visittamborinemountain.com.au/outdoors-adventure/.