Do you need a 4WD for Glow Worm Tunnel?
While 2WD vehicles can access this route in dry weather, 4WD vehicles are recommended. 2WD vehicles may prefer to take the route from Lithgow. Please drive carefully on the narrow gravel roads, and look out for wildlife.
How long is the Glow Worm Tunnel Lithgow?
The 400m-long tunnel was built in the early 1900s as part of the railway for the thriving mining industry at Newnes. It’s now home to thousands of glow worms that cling to the dark, damp walls.
How do you get to River Caves Canyon?
Follow Mount Cameron Trail until you reach the trailhead(5.2km) where you will hit a dead end with room to park. You will see a metal sign with “Wollemi wilderness walkers only” written on it. This marks the start of the River caves canyon walk down to Budgary creek.
Are Wombeyan caves open?
Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
How do you get to deep pass Canyon?
To get to Deep Pass:
- Turn off Bells Line of Road at the Zig Zag railway and follow the gravel road for 7km.
- Turn right at Newnes Forest Road and continue driving through the pine forest to its end – around 11.5km.
Which is the best way to get to Lithgow Glow Worm tunnel?
We took the picturesque 9-km hike from Wolgan Road car park returning via Pagoda Track and Old Coach Road and I genuinely believe that this is the best walk for getting to Lithgow glow worm tunnel. It is the perfect combination of history and nature. But the day out with Wolfgang and Hedi was more than just a hike.
When to see glow worms in Lithgow National Park?
It’s a favourite with visitors to Wollemi National Park, near Lithgow. Please take care in the tunnel as the ground is rocky, uneven and slippery. It’s completely dark inside the tunnel, so remember to bring a torch. Try to keep noise to a minimum as glow worms are sensitive to sound. It’s best to visit during the week or in spring or autumn.
How long is the Glow Worm Tunnel in Clarence?
400 metres in length. Originally constructed for railway line to Newnes oil shale works, now taken over by glow worms. Just over 30 kilometres from Lithgow or Clarence through Newnes Plateau. Excellent bushwalks through Newnes and Wollemi National Park. Good walking shoes and a torch are required for the walk through the tunnel.
Where to find glow worms in the Blue Mountains?
These conditions are ideal for certain “glow worms” which inhabit the walls and roof of the tunnel. While glow worms occur in other dark, damp places in the Blue Mountains, the Glow Worm Tunnel is probably the best place for the visitor to see them.