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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.
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Tamborine Mountain
Southern Cross 4WD Tours
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
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Such a good night out with our guide Aaron. Loved the tour of the rainforest and the talk on the native wildlife and the History of Tamborine Mountain. Will definatly do it again.

Thank Shay D
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Shay D, Great to hear you had an educational Glow Worm tour with Arran. Our guides certainly do know so much about the rainforest and our native wildlife We are very happy to hear you would come back again, please do :)

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing glow worms

Nice walk in the rainforest with a knowing guide. We saw different spiders, trees and of course the glow worms. We could have managed without the 4wd through the forest and spent more time walking.

Thank gardengirla
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi gardengirla, Thanks for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed the evening. There are certainly lots of different wildlife within the forest which we are so lucky to witness up close. We hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Glowworm Tour with Aaron

Great tour, Aaron went out of his way to make sure we saw as many glowworms as possible. Very nice, friendly tour guide and hoping he's with us for all of our trips! Will probably go on this tour again sometime in the future with...More

Thank Amy W
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Amy W, Thanks for your great review! We are glad the Glow Worms were excellent and that Arran was nice and friendly as normal :) Come back again soon! Kind Regards,

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Lovely fascinating tour

Really enjoyed our visit here and the food is great too... Love the free roaming lizards that come and sit with you outside....

Thank Barbara C
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile
Great & Fun Tour

Loved the tour. The 4 Wheel Drive track to Mt Tambourine was fantastic and fun. Rainforest at night with torches was a highlight. So much to see at night and a much different atmosphere. Very knowledgable and fun guide. Saw some lizards, small firrest animals...More

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Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hello So greatt to hear you loved the evening tour and enjoyed the 4WD and waterfall Thanks for the 5 star review!

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Karthik K
9 July 2018|
Response from Tamara A | Reviewed this property |
The tour 4WD bus will pick you up from your hotel around 6.30pm, and you will arrive back to your hotel about 10pm
18 June 2018|
Response from Tamara A | Reviewed this property |
hi sorry for the late reply there is not to much walking but from the tour bus down to the waterfalls to see the glow worms the track is about 500m and the ground is a little uneven with it been a dirt track we stopped on... More