The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk
  • Length: 2.9km

  • Duration: 1 hr 45 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Glowworm Tunnel Rd, Newnes Plateau

  • End: Old Coach Trail, Newnes Plateau

  • Closest Town: Lithgow

  • Location: Wollemi National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 167 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.2479422741

  • Longitude: 150.2236261928

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

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Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

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Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk is a 2.9km, grade 3 Return hike located in Wollemi National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 hrs 45 mins to complete.

Summary

One of the most popular and famous tracks near Lithgow the Glow Worm Tunnel Walk goes through a spectacular old railway tunnel. With thousands of glow worms along the sides and roof of the tunnel a fascinating effect of the stars is produced. Remember that it is necessary to be quiet so as not to disturb the glow worms. A torch is required – the tunnel is pretty long and it gets really dark in the middle.


Download maps and tracknotes for The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk hiking track from wildwalks.com.