Surfers Paradise

Natural Bridge Glow Worm Night Tour from Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Glow Worm Cave and Natural Bridge Tour from Gold Coast
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From USD 65.21

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Witness a mesmerizing natural light show in the Gold Coast hinterland with an evening tour to the Natural Bridge glow worm cave. Trek through the ancient coastal rain forest of Springbrook National Park with a guide to see the cave illuminated by the light of millions of tiny worms, and then turn your eyes upward for some stargazing in the pristine night sky.
  • 3-hour evening glow worm tour from the Gold Coast
  • See the luminous light show of millions of glow worms inside Natural Bridge Cave
  • Spot nocturnal Australian wildlife like owls, bats, and frogs
  • Experience the cool, quiet rainforest of Springbrook Plateau at night
  • Stargaze in the darkness of the Gold Coast hinterland
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from centrally located Gold Coast hotels

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park fees
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Flashlight and equipment rental
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Novotel Surfers Paradise
    Cnr Of Surfers Paradise Blvd And, Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

    Please note it is important to contact us to reconfirm pickup time and location 24 hours before you travel. We would like your tour to run perfectly so these details are vital. NOTE: Depart Gold Coast hotel 6pm (*Departs around 17:45 - 18:30 / approx 45 mins by bus)

Start time

06:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Be ready for pickup at your central Gold Coast hotel in the early evening, and travel inland to Springbrook National Park. This protected Queensland oasis offers an abundance of hiking trails through the ancient Gondwana rain forest and feels worlds away from the bustling beaches of the coast.

As darkness descends across the forest, use a provided flashlight to make a short trek to the Natural Bridge Cave, an impressive rock formation carved over thousands of years by the force of a waterfall. Today it’s home to a protected colony of glow worms, tiny creatures largely invisible during the daylight that put on a dazzling, luminous display after sundown.

Keep an eye out for other nocturnal wildlife such as bats, owls, and tree frogs as you listen to the sound of the forest coming alive all around you. Toward the end of the tour, there will also be an opportunity to switch off the flashlights and gaze up at the starry, unpolluted night sky before hopping back in the coach for the return drive to your hotel.

Springbrook National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Natural Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Operated by JPT Tour Group (Australian Day Tours)

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Thank you to darren the host, he was extremely knowledgeable and had a great time with him showing us around. The hike and views were beautiful and seeing the milky way at the end was the best. Was worth the time and money thank you !


37 reviews
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Glow worm tour
Morgan_M, Sept 2023
We loved this tour! Very unique experience that you can’t get much anywhere else! Hope to come back and do it again!! Star gazing was also fantastic!
Rubbish experience. Started our holiday off horribly
sarah_g, Oct 2021
We booked a tour. There was no tour guide details available. We arrived on site in the dark to a construction site. There was nothing there to tour. We were ripped off and given no info about who to meet or where just a time. Absolute rubbish. I will never book with you gain. Give me a refund now!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi we are really apologies, as I sent email on that night, due to system error booking came thought to my system. Actually Glow Worm tour in that day was on request base, sorry for all the inconvenience caused. I will discuss with VIator this matter. Thanks
Enjoyable hike
Zoe_T, Apr 2021
Thank you to darren the host, he was extremely knowledgeable and had a great time with him showing us around. The hike and views were beautiful and seeing the milky way at the end was the best. Was worth the time and money thank you !
Great fun
Debie_C, Sept 2018
This was a fun tour! We learned a lot and had a great experience. Would highly recommend you fit it into your travel plans!
We really enjoyed this tour. Our two...
Almedina H, Jan 2018
We really enjoyed this tour. Our two boys 7 and 10 especially liked the commentaries and learning lots of interesting things on this tour. We completely geeked out on the science bit.
The worst tour of my life. The tour...
Manusanun_K, Mar 2017
The worst tour of my life. The tour guide was incredibly rude. Not worth the money. I would recommend renting a car and go there yourselves.
The tour guide was so amazing! I...
ゆき な, July 2016
The tour guide was so amazing! I would like you recommend this tour to my friends!
Truly amazing! Our tour guide also...
Sng C, June 2016
Truly amazing! Our tour guide also brought us for star gazing while up to the cave. The tranquility at the glow worm cave and the clear explanation by the tour guide made my experience an unforgetable one!
This tour was great! I'd recommend...
Stacy S, Mar 2016
This tour was great! I'd recommend it for people that want to see something different and unusual. We enjoyed the star gazing as well. We actually found out that the moon faces the opposite direction in Australia than it does in the northern hemisphere. Dinner was ok and the people were nice at the country club. If I had it to do over i'd skip the dinner and just take the tour.
Great experience, definitely...
cherilyn.faylogna, Nov 2015
Great experience, definitely something you can experience in only a couple places! I recommend wearing long sleeves, pants and covered shoes. They do provide little torches as a light to guide your way through the park at night. The drive to the national park does include a windy road so something to consider before going on the tour if you get motion sickness. Our tour guide, Darren, was a great tour guide and was very informative.
The tour guide was late to the pick-up...
Min X, Oct 2015
The tour guide was late to the pick-up and rush through the time in the national park.
The tour was great because of the...
Peter B, June 2015
The tour was great because of the guide. He was amazing.
Very interesting experience. The...
Wai C, Apr 2015
Very interesting experience. The tour guide was knowledgeable and able to explain the forest and the ecosystem. The Stars were amazing that night.
CAUTION for singles or couples...
Candice B, Nov 2014
CAUTION for singles or couples - Book your tour a couple of days BEFORE leaving the coast! I originally had mine booked for a Sunday night, but it was cancelled due to no other bookings (they need a minimum of 4 travellers). We rescheduled for Monday and went with a group of 4 others. Our guide was great, very knowledgable and did his best to engage with everyone, including translating fluently in Japanese. Very impressive! We were picked up right around the corner from our hotel and dropped back off at the door. The golf club where we had dinner was lovely. It's a pity we couldn't take pictures of the worms, but if you enjoy nature or are just looking for a nice night out, this tour is a must do.
My family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids...
Juliet L, Nov 2014
My family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids, aged 10 and 8) went on this tour on our last night on the Gold Coast. Our guide was really knowledgeable, not only about glow worms, but about the history and geography or the area, and the stellar constellations and 'nearby' galaxies, which we observed on the return trip. We were also SUPER impressed by his bilingualism; the others in our tour group were Japanese without any English (as far as we could tell) and our tour guide switched seamlessly from explaining things in colloquial Aussie English to explaining them in colloquial Japanese so that neither party feeling lost or left out. The only downside to the tour was the dinner: there was only really one course since cheap vanilla ice-cream and topping isn't really a dessert for adults
This tour was amazing!! Our tour guide...
April M, Nov 2014
This tour was amazing!! Our tour guide was great. It was so beautiful.
Really enjoyed this tour. The guide...
Dale M, Mar 2014
Really enjoyed this tour. The guide was fabulous and provided a lot of info not only about the glow worms but the gold coast itself.
I did not enjoy being told I couldnt...
Josh M, Jan 2014
I did not enjoy being told I couldnt speak on the bus to my partner. No stargazing happened due to weather which is fine however no thoughtfulness was given seeing as it was advertised in the package. And I hardly think that a bread roll is considered as a course.Didnt enjoy eating arrangment at all
Recommended as you can never see...
HammerDhai, Jan 2013
Recommended as you can never see glow worms during daytime so you have to join an evening tour, but it is very crowded!
It was very enjoyable. The guide was...
Kinjal Basu, Apr 2012
It was very enjoyable. The guide was superb and we had a very nice thing to see!

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