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Glow Worm Tours on the Gold Coast

Glow Worm tours last 30 minutes and run daily every 30 minutes from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at a maximum capacity of 20 people per tour.

Fridays and Saturdays Twilight Tours, last tour at 6 pm.

Admission Prices:

Per PersonPrice
Child: $6.00 (aged 4 to 12, under 4 are free of charge)
Adult: $14.00
Seniors/Concession: $10.80
Students: $9.00 upon presentation of a student card

Family Passes:

1 Adult + 1 Child- $18

1 Adult + 2 Children- $24

2 Adult + 2 Children- $36

* It is recommended you book for large groups.

The best way to purchase tickets at our glow worm office, only tickets purchased at our office constitute reservations for specific tour times. Tickets and gift cards can also be purchased online if you prefer.

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Group Packages

Do you have 10 more in your group? Download our Group Packages for more options.

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How It Works:

Our site is a glow worm sanctuary built to allow visitors the chance to see glow worms during the daytime, without damaging delicate wild habitats. Because visiting glow worms in the wild often causes damage to their colonies, our cave was built to provide an alternative option to tourists seeking a sustainable, ecofriendly tour experience.

During a tour, one of our biologists will lead you down through our rainforest boardwalk, into our glow worm habitat, and give you the chance to meet a glow-worm up close. Because our site is not a natural area, our glow worm sightings are guaranteed, and each visitors is given the chance to have a much closer interaction than is possible in the wild.

Unlike most wild glow worms, our colony is visible during the daytime, and accessible via a flat, concrete pathway that is accessible for both young and old.

Visiting our site helps protect glow worms in the wild, and supports our conservation program to protect our local Gold Coast glow worms.

Trading Hours:

Open during the daytime 10 am – 4 pm 7 days a Week

Twilight Tours Every Friday & Saturday 4pm – 6:00pm (Last tour at 6:00pm)

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day 


Bookings are only required for large groups of 10 or more people.

To enquire about our Glow Worm Tours please Contact Us.

Important Information:

Guidelines for the Tamborine Mountain Glowworm Visit:

It is the aim of the Glow Worm tour staff to ensure the best service possible to all cave visitors, the comfort and safety of everyone in the Glow Worm Cave and the protection of the cave resource so future visitors have an enjoyable experience too. We seek your co-operation in fulfilling these aims and ask that you follow the guidelines listed below.

Photography is not permitted inside the cave!

This includes non-flash photography and video. For the safety of the Glow Worms we ask that there is no photography in the cave. Photography is allowed leading up to and of the cave.

No light up shoes in the cave. 

Unfortunately, electronics are not allowed with our Glow Worms.

No loud noises.

Loud noises can cause the glowworms to turn off their glow. When visiting the Glow Worm Cave, and for the enjoyment of everyone, please keep noise levels to a minimum. 


While you can always come to the glow worm caves on your own, we also have partnerships with local tour companies if you need transportation up and down the mountain.


Tours on Tamborine Mountain

Tours on Tamborine Mountain - Twilight Tour Package

Tours on Tamborine Mountain is offering a private Twilight Tour Package to the Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, including transport to and from the Gold Coast, a light meal at a local café, and a sunset view over the Gold Coast Skyline. No hiking, 4WD or climbing involved, experience the results of the groundbreaking glow worm conservation project at Cedar Creek Estate. A short and sweet tour offering a convenient way to explore the mountain that leaves your days free! *All tours are subject to seating availability and a minimum of 6 booked passengers per tour.

To make an inquiry, please call 0438-174-631 or email Website: Tours on Tamborine Mountain


Queensland Day Tours

Queensland Day Tours - Glow Worms Combination Tour  

 Explore the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area. This tour takes in both the rainforests of Springbrook and Tamborine National Parks. See two beautiful waterfalls set in a natural sub-tropical rainforest, with a chance to spot the forest wildlife including the shy pademelons (rainforest wallabies), brush turkeys, goanna and water dragons. Mount Tamborine brings a break to explore the Tamborine Village “Gallery Walk” (free time) before visiting Cedar Creek Estate winery and enjoying a restaurant lunch overlooking the vineyards. Afternoon includes a guided tour of the award-winning Glow Worm caves at Cedar Creek. We finish the day with a rainforest walk to Curtis Falls.  To make an inquiry,  please call  0488-332-257 Website: Springbrook & Tamborine Rainforest

Southern Cross Day Tours

Southern Cross Tours- Mt. Tamborine Experience

Tamborine Mountain is well known to all Gold Coast and Brisbane residents. It’s where you escape from the beaches, buildings and theme parks to experience another side of what the Gold Coast offers. Our tour is designed so you can choose to do as little or as much as you can whilst taking in the charm of this mountaintop town. It’s your day but let us be your guide. Tamborine Mountain enjoyed in a hop on hop off style tour, You choose what you want to see, eat and do and we will make it happen.

To make an inquiry, please call 1 300 762 665    Website: Southern Cross Tours


Glow Worm Cave Tamborine Mountain

Admission Tickets

Purchase Glow Worm Tour Admission Tickets and gift cards online! Single admission as well as family passes are available. Please note online tickets do not constitute time-specific reservations.  Please click below to purchase.

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