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“Informative tour, lovely surroundings”
Review of Glow Worm Caves

Glow Worm Caves
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“Informative tour, lovely surroundings”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Unfortunately the weather was against us the day we visited however the warm welcone by staff was really appreciated. The tour lasts for about 30 mins and the guides are very informative and passionate about their work. Some may complain that this is a manufactured manmade cave but there will be some people who may never have an opportunity to visit a natural glow worm cave area. I found this a nice introduction to a species only found here in Oz and Nz. The grounds are pretty though we did not see them at their best on a very rainy day. Enjoyed a takeaway lunch overlooking the duck pond but there is a restaurant there as well as winery where we purchased a beautiful bottle of shiraz.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Lovely experience and a nice day out.”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

We enjoyed our experience at the Glow worm cave. It was a little smaller than I expected, but none the less very educational and enjoyable. Took about 30 minutes to go through the cave with a guide. Very interesting to see the little creatures glowing. They are very sensitive to light, so no photos to be taken. The surrounding grounds are lovely and we stayed and had a lovely takeaway lunch on picnic tables surrounding a lake.

Visited July 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“I'm not a worm, I'm a glow worm”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Targeted towards kids, but only $11 per adult and takes about 30 minutes. Felt good to contribute towards the species.

Visited June 2012
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Darwin, Australia
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“No 'glowing' praise to be found for this man-made cave”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

We were told that the cave was artificially constructed from concrete in order to protect the endangered 'glow worms' from over-visitation in their natural habitat by tourists.

The entrance to the actual glow worm cave is the only place where photographs are allowed. Photographs were strictly prohibited in the cave where the glow worms lived, due to their sensitivity to light.
A video was then shown which explained what glow worms actually are (a kind of larvae of a fly) and what they eat, their lifecycle etc.
When we were finally led into the cave, we had to wear glow-in-the-dark necklaces as it was pitch black except for the tiny spots of light being emitted from the glow worms from the ceiling and walls. The only other source of light was from the tiny red LEDs on the walkway and the guide's red torch.

The walkway is the only path in the glow worm cave, and extends for about 30 metres, so it was quite cosy with our group of 12 or so. There are railings on either side so you cannot bump into the cave walls. The guide even told us not to breathe too closely to the walls, for fear of disturbing these hyper-sensitive creatures.

It was a different experience, but one which I found a little underwhelming due to the miniscule size of the creatures. They were hard to see even when lit by the red torchlight of our guide. Better to watch a video or photos on the internet if you want some detail. We did learn quite a bit about glow worms though, and the guide was very knowledgeable. The whole tour lasted about 25mins.

Visited June 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“An opportunity to see a Glow-worm colony”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

We joined a guided tour of the Glow-worm cave in the picturesque grounds of the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery.The tour of the man made cave was reasonably priced and lasted approximately 30 mins including a video introduction. Our Guide had a thorough knowledge of the life of Glow worms and we found the experience enlightening(no pun intended).There are not too many places you can view a colony of Glow- worms - a species that has survived many thousand years. It is certainly worthwhile to take this opportunity while on Tamborine Mountain.
Russell & Jane Sydney

Visited June 2012
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