The Natural Bridge Glow Worms
Unlike Mt Tamborine Glow Worm Caves, the Natural Bridge (sometimes called the natural arch) is a naturally occuring sanctuary for glow worms. If you're happy to make the trek through the bush to the Natural Bridge at twilight during the warmer months, you'll be rewarded with a spectacular glow worm display in their natural habitat.
Natural Bridge or Mt Tamborine Glow Worm Caves?
People sometimes ask "Where should I see glow worms when visiting the Gold Coast?". We would answer "It depends what sort of experience you're looking for". There is a real charm to seeing any wildlife in its natural habitat, and the Natural Bridge Circuit is definitely the place to do this. However, there are other factors to consider. Below we've put together a table of information about both locations to help you make an informed decision when planning your glow worm viewing experience:
|Mt Tamborine Glow Worm Caves||Natural Bridge|
|Cost||Yes (see admission costs)||Nil|
|Operating Hours||10am - 4pm||Evenings|
|Access||Paved pathway with pram and wheelchair access||1km return circuit with long sets of stairs|
|Guided Educational Tours||Yes||No|
|Seasonal Display Variations||All-Year Round||Best viewed in warmer months|
|Closures||None||After significant rainfall, part of the track may be closed.|
|Attractions Nearby||The glow worm caves are located on the grounds of the Cedar Creek Estate Winery.||Springbrook National Park 2.4 kms away.|
More information about the natural bridge circuit and glow worms.