Glow Worm Tunnel - NSW

  Tourist Attraction

Position

DEG: -33.247982 150.2229
DMS: 33º 14' 52.74" S 150º 13' 22.44" E
UTM: 56 H 6317782mN 241262mE
Altitude: 854.24m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction

Location

113.82kms NorthWest of Sydney - Driving 173 km (3 hours 35 mins)
246.29kms NorthEast of Canberra - Driving 316 km (5 hours 25 mins)
694.66kms South of Brisbane - Driving 1043 km (12 hours 47 mins)

Address & Contact

Glowworm Tunnel Rd
NSW 2790
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Information

One of two now tunnels on an abandoned railway line, the Glow Worm Tunnel curves enough to be very dark in the middle. It is very wet underfoot with a small creek flowing through it. The conditions in Glow Worm Tunnel are ideal for certain "glow worms" which inhabit the walls and roof of the tunnel. Glow worms occur naturally in other dark, damp places in the Blue Mountains. The Glow Worm Tunnel is one of the easiest places for the visitors to see them and the only place they can be seen in the daytime. These little creatures are however very sensitive to habitat disturbance such as noise, lights, touching and smoke fumes. It is essential to wear good walking shoes and take a torch for the tunnel.
The glow worm tunnel is accessible from Lithgow on the State Mine Forest Road. This is a badly potholed road through pine plantations and eucalypt forests and one must give way to logging trucks en-route. After rain it is wet and slushy and your car will be covered in mud and spray. The road into the tunnels from the Zig Zag station is 35 km and joins the road from Lithgow a few km before the Bungleboori junction about 15 km from the tar. The road traverses the Gardens of Stone Nat. Park and passes through a short tunnel before ending at a small carpark. From here a walking track leads a km down to the main Tunnel.
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Distance from Glow Worm Tunnel 41.44km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C23.822.720.317.013.510.19.311.314.617.419.922.1
Mean Min. °C13.113.211.28.66.13.72.53.05.47.49.711.3
Mean Rain mm116.8129.2104.558.061.575.643.851.556.768.5104.683.0

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