Evening Rainforest, Waterfall and Glow Worm Guided Tour

Hotel pickup
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
4.85 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Guided rainforest walk to a waterfall at night
View Glow Worms and Nocturnal Wildlife
Stargazing and check out the Southern Cross
Dessert at a local restaurant
Secluded lookout over the Gold Coast skyline
Modern luxury vehicles

What you can expect

Experience an exciting night time tour with stargazing, delicious dessert at a local restaurant and a fully guided rainforest walk to the waterfall. This is a great tour for you to discover the bio-network of a rainforest and to experience nocturnal wildlife spotting. Following your pickup, we will journey to the peaceful and picturesque Gold Coast hinterland. A local mountain top restaurant awaits us to serve tea, coffee or hot chocolate accompanied by a selection of delicious cakes. With the knowledge of your guide, discover the lush forests of the Mount Tamborine National Park and spot native nocturnal wildlife. Everyone has a flashlight to light the walkway. At the end of the trail emerges Curtis Falls, a subtropical waterfall and habitat to the stars of the show, the ever fascinating, glow worms. Throughout the night learn about the ancient rainforest from your expert guide. You’ll love the small group tour that we offer and where we visit is away from the crowds providing a more personalised experience for you.


What you need to know

  • From 1 April - Infants 0-1 years are permitted on tour subject to availability.
  • Charge is 50% of child fare
  • Please book this direct
  • Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Tour
  • Dessert, tea and coffee at a local restaurant
  • National park fees
  • Flash light
  • Pick up from selected locations available
  • Navigate through the Gold Coast Hinterland eucalyptus rainforest by night, with the guidance from a knowledgeable guide and a supplied torch
  • As you journey through the Rainforest towards the waterfall keep a sharp eye out for the Glow Worms and the Nocturnal Wildlife in their natural environment
  • Indulge in supper at a mountain top restaurant with your choice of cakes, topped off with a tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • View the Gold Coast skyline and city lights
  • Stargazing on your return journey
  • No crowds, just you and your guide
  • Umbrellas in all vehicles along with insect repellent should you require
  • Tours depart daily from approximately 6:15pm and return at approximately 10pm (times can vary depending on the season and your hotel location)
  • This experience will takes approximately 3.5 hours.
Departure Location
  • Aquaduck, Circle On Cavill Shopping Centre, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Hotel Pickup
  • Pick up and drop off from selected locations available. Please contact local tour operator directly at least 24hrs prior to your tour to arrange pick up. Phone +61 7 5655 0716
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes, a jacket, hat, water bottle. Guests may wish to bring money for optional experiences and lunch where not included.
  • Our rainforest walks require a low to moderate degree of fitness and follow clearly marked paths and boardwalks.
  • Enclosed shoes are recommended.
Additional Information
  • Please note that there is no storage for prams or large bags on board the bus or in the tour office. Kindly leave them in your car or hotel room.
  • Southern Cross Tours may alter or cancel any section of the itinerary which may result from road closures, weather, suppliers or any other condition of an operational nature.
  • Alternate vehicles may be used in the event that a Southern Cross vehicle is unavailable.
  • Tour duration is approximate and is based on tour time starting from and returning to Aquaduck booking office, Surfers Paradise.
  • All our vehicles carry umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits.
  • Your guides have all relevant permits, training and authorisation to ensure a safe, comfortable journey.
  • This is an all age tour. Should you require a booster seat for younger family members, we can provide them at no extra charge – just let us know in advance
Booking Information
  • Child ages are 2-16 years
  • Any person under the age of 16yrs must be accompanied by an adult 18+
  • It is highly recommended to reconfirm your booking on arrival to the Gold Coast and confirm your pick up location and time if required. Tour Operator Information, including contact details, are included on your tour voucher
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the tour. Vouchers presented on a mobile device are also accepted
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.85 reviews

A very interesting tour, a few creepy crawlers and glow worms and of course the beautiful waterfalls glowing in the light of the moon.

A great 4WD ride to the rainforest. Delicious light refreshment. An interesting creepy crawlers special the door trap spiders (thanks to Duff our tour guy) and of course the beautiful view of Gold Coast from the top of Mt.Tamborine and the glow worm and waterfalls are some of the highlights of the tour. Highly recommended.

Jerry Baltazar Santos almost 3 years ago

It was really heart wrenching and mind-blowing

It was really heart wrenching and mind-blowing. The explanations of the tour guide Herry was really appreciated, to see glow worm is this much I couldn’t believe, and how could I forget the mystery cake which was already included in our package everything was up to mark.

Hasmukh Patel about 4 years ago

Fantastic tour

Fantastic tour. Aaron was very knowledgeable and we had a great time. The cake and hot chocolate were a tasty dessert. Saw a lot of lizards, a crab and even a snake on the way out. The walk was quite easy on the way down and up. The 4WD was fun. Overall 10/10!

David Otoole almost 5 years ago

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