Glow Worm Tunnel
Glow Worm Tunnel
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Sudha Mukundan
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The 40KM drive on unsealed roads was scary. Was afraid the car tyre could be punctured and we will be stranded in the middle of nowhere. After negotiating the deep trenches on the road, we were unsure if we should drive through the tunnel as it was so narrow. We backed up and waited and saw a few cars drive through. We cautiously followed and were relieved to see the end of the tunnel and the car park after that.
The walk from car park to tunnel is beautiful, however you have to negotiate a few steep steps and reach the glow worm tunnel. The floor of the tunnel as advised in the website is very uneven and covered with big boulders and considerable amount of water continuously flowing , and pitch dark.
We were able to see the glow worms, whenever the flash lights were dimmed by other tourists. I was more afraid of having a fall than enjoying the glow worms .
Would not recommend this for 60's or 70 year olds or anyone not very fit.
Written April 7, 2021
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AustTrail
Sydney533 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
As others have noted the drive up is probably the hard bit but if you have a 4wd you will have no problems.
Low clearance 2wd cars will find it difficult navigating through those pot holes.
After 30km of driving the unsealed road from Lithgow (and yes you will need to drive through a narrow cave!) you will reach a well maintained car park. It looks like they are doing some work here so I am sure the conditions will be even better.
The walk to the cave was very pleasant and can be done by even those with average fitness. When you reach the cave, be sure to watch where you are going as it is quite wet and slippery in there. So those with mobily issues in the cave may find it difficult to navigate. A good head lamp would be a good idea too. When everyone turns off their torches, that is when you can see the glowworms on the ceiling at the middle point of the cave.
Some worms are on the walls too so can you what they really look like.
A great experience but just make sure you are prepared for the drive .
Written July 16, 2023
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Denyelle D
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
The best way to access the Glow Worm Tunnels I think is via the Wolgan Valley entrance. The road is sealed most of the way. Expect a 5 hr round trek that includes some hilly sections, wash outs that you will need to climb over rocks etc. wear appropriate footwear for this walk.

Most of the walk is relatively flat along the old railway line and you will be rewarded with spectacular views into the Wolgan valley below. The last part of the walk is through a beautiful fern gully. Well worth it in my opinion.
Written December 23, 2020
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ptrabant
Cronulla, Australia1,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Stunning scenics either end of the tunnel especially at the Newnes end of the tunnel . The tunnel is quite long so take a decent torch as you dont get light on the middle . also a bit wet underfoot and uneven so take decent footwear . enjoyable and very different place.
Written June 19, 2021
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carey c
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
The road is unsealed but it is in good condition again after being graded so previous comments don’t apply at the moment. It takes about 45 mins though as it’s rough in parts. We drove in easily without a 4WD, though it had been dry for a week before. Probably not a good idea after rain. It’s a nice drive, interesting rock formations along the way. We parked at the closest car park, only one other vehicle when we arrived at 10am on a Tuesday. We took the advice of a previous poster, and in the tunnel we turned our lights off and waited silently, at first a smattering of glow worms, but the longer we waited the more plentiful and beautiful they were. My 8 year old and I had a great morning, the drive was easy, the walk in is nice and the tunnel is quite special.
Written January 31, 2021
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sammywammy_12
Melbourne, Australia254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Absolutely wonderful tunnel but crazy busy and dangerous on weekends. The car park is small, there are tourists everywhere and the whole experience is kind of ruined. If you MUST go on a weekend get there EARLY!!! Road is 4WD ONLY! Also, navigating through the tunnel is difficult with very young children due to a creek flowing through it. Take a good torch if you have one. It's pitch dark!
Written June 28, 2020
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David S
Magenta, Australia143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
An underwhelming experience after over 3 hours return on dirt roads worse than anything we have experienced 4WDriving in the Pilbarra (WA). The Lithgow Visitor Centre, whilst very friendly, appear to have little knowledge of just how bad the road is. 4WD essential just to get enough ground clearance. Despite being careful with lights and noise, the glowworms took some finding. Consider your need to do this trip.
Written July 27, 2020
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BlueMountainsGuide
Blue Mountains, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Due to a landslide on Wolgan Gap, the Glow Worm Tunnel is presently not accessible via Wolgan Road. Access is only possible via Glowworm Tunnel Road from Lithgow and Bell Line of Road. Wolgan Road is expected to remain closed for most of 2023
Written January 8, 2023
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ChrisO
Antigua, Guatemala29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Amazing history to the area, natural beauty.

Tip: walk until you can’t see the light from either entrance of the tunnel. (Total tunnel length is about 400m) Turn you torch off and wait until your eyes adjust. They are the small dull glowing green dots on the wall, waterside of the tunnel.
Written August 16, 2020
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Jen
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Excited to come with hubby and young boys to see the glow worms. Information online is misleading and made us believe you could access the tunnel relatively easily in a 2WD. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS. It is a 30km unsealed road full of pot holes! We got about 1-2 kms along the road and realised our Skoda station wagon wasn’t fit for purpose and turned around. There were a number of 4WDs on the road (carrying what looked like camping gear) and we had to keep pulling over so they could pass. Very pretty drive but don’t come unless you have a good 4WD!
Written June 12, 2021
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