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Tour code: 2338GW01
Experience the nighttime enchantment of Mt Tamborine National Park on this unique 4WD rain forest walk and glowworm tour. At the mountain summit, stop for a light supper of cakes and hot chocolate, and soak up views of the twinkling Gold Coast from a lookout. Then, observe nocturnal wildlife by torchlight with a guided bushwalk through the rain forest, where you’ll come across an ethereal waterfall illuminated by glowworms.


  • Glow-worm tour through Mt Tamborine National Park by 4WD
  • Take a guided rainforest walk to a waterfall lit by glow worms
  • See nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy supper of cakes and a hot drink
  • Local guide and live commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is Australia’s only night-time 4WD rainforest and glow-worm tour. It is a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of an off-road track under the cover of darkness and hear the rainforest come alive on the secluded rainforest walk with your personal guide.

What You Can Expect

Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD Nocturnal Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour

Mt Tamborine Rainforest Guided Night Tour

Escape the crowds of the Gold Coast and journey inland on this serene evening adventure. After pickup at your Gold Coast hotel in a luxury 4WD vehicle, wind your way up to the summit of Mt Tamborine. Along the way, stop at a lookout for spectacular views of the coastline and ocean awash in the colors of sunset.

Get a taste of Mt Tamborine’s summit scene with a light supper at a local café. Snack on homemade cakes and biscuits served with your choice of tea, cappuccino or steaming hot chocolate.

As light fades from the sky, follow your guide on a nighttime bushwalk through the surrounding subtropical rain forest. Equipped with a low-wattage torch, experience the magic as nocturnal creatures emerge from the darkened forest. Your guide will lead the way with a high-powered LED torch for a better view of native flora and fauna. Veer off a secret path that leads to an enchanting waterfall illuminated by the light of a glowworm colony. Enjoy the silence and serenity of the forest as you admire this natural phenomenon.

After walking back to the 4WD vehicle, relax on the return ride to the Gold Coast, where your tour concludes in the late evening.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Thank you for such a wonderful and fascinating experience, the guide is experience 4wd is excellent and entertaining, the dessert is unique, nice cafe. the sight of glow worm in the dark, in the nature ...breathtaking but be prepare to walk overall awesome.

Joseph T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great tour guide. Good tour vehicle, didn't expect the free dessert and tea afterwards.

Teresa J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We had a fantastic tour Guide -Mick..the tour was better than we expected, 4wd ride was good, the walk through the rain forest was interesting, seeing the waterfall, looking for the Glow worms, the evening coffee + cake very pleasent! and the rude back down stopping to star gaze! Was a terrific 5 hours..

Akerind H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Our guide was very friendly. The 4WD was very comfortable and clean. The cake and hot chocolate were very nice. We saw lots of animal on the walk. Moonlight impeded on our view of the glow worm so try to pick days that don't have full moon. It's better to also go after a rain because there are more glow worms with more moisture. Pick up and drop off included with the tour were very convenient.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our guide was exceptionally friendly!! The trip to the mountain itself was very enjoyable. We climbed the mountain on a steep, bumpy road with his super powerful benz 4WD. The cakes and tea were delicious. The view the worms glowing in the dark was just amazing. Highly recommended.


4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Thrill of 4WD is excellent, driving vertically in a semi van was entertaining. Wasn't able to see many glow worms as it is the start of the season and there was quite a few trees/leaves blocking them. It'll be great if they could cut them back for better viewing. Otherwise the knowledge of the drivers about the national park was great and a great way to finish the night with cake and a hot drink.

Ann C

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Interesting outing. Definitely 4-wheeled it up the mountain. So be prepared. Dessert at the Greek restaurant was delicious and a good way to break up the ride. Walking through the rain forest at night with your little flashlight was cool. Glow worms were awesome. Only see them briefly but worth it and then it's time to turn around and walk back out. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and added a bit of humor.

Corey A

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

A great trip. 4 wheel drive van up to the top of the mountain and then a nice quaint cafe before heading out on the walk down to the glow worms. We saw a lot of frogs on the way, a very enjoyable tour. The guide was excellent.

Say Kit C

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Interesting to see the glow worms and supper was nice. And the ride up the mountains was also a wonderful experience (rollercoaster ride).

Pui Shan L

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2016

The glow worms were fantastic. It's just the walk to the rainforest was too short and the group size there were about 15 of us a bit too big to be cozy. Sometimes I couldn't see what the guide showed as I was at back of the pack. It would be better if the walk could last about two hours. The walk we had was only about 45 minutes and that included a return trip to the bus. The desserts or refreshments were better than expected though.

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