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Glow-worm tour and Spotlighting

Hazelbrook, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Jamie

2 hoursHosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

An unforgettable, educational experience visiting the unique glow worms after a short walk through World Heritage listed forest and rainforest. We will meet at sunset, spending a little time introducing ourselves and safety briefing.
Then as the stars begin to appear, with the use of torches, we will begin our 20 minute walk to the overhanging cave and waterfall, with the possibility of seeing our amazing nocturnal wildlife. Possums, gliders, owls and bats to name just a few. Another truly amazing encounter, only within the first 3 weeks of summer is the chance of fireflies. We will spend 30 minutes to an hour in the overhang, behind the waterfall learning about these incredible glowing larvae and why they glow.
The track is mostly in good condition, though there are some stairs and heavily eroded sections therefore a medium fitness level is required.
Glow worms are extremely sensitive to light and sound so we will ask our clients to respect this and there will be a 5 minute educational talk around this before entering the cave. Smoking is strictly prohibited on this tour. We recommend bringing your own torches, though we can supply if needed.
Minimal impact is very high on our list of priorities and instructions will be given on how to achieve this. We ask our clients to adhere to these rules.
Start times will need to vary
An unforgettable, educational experience visiting the unique glow worms after a short walk through World Heritage listed forest and rainforest. We will meet at sunset, spending a little time introducing ourselves and safety briefing.
Then as the stars begin to appear, with the use of torches, we will begin our 20 minute walk to the overhanging cave and waterfall, with the possibility of seeing our amazing nocturnal wildlife. P…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    torches, with red lighting for the glow worms, first aid kit

Meet your host, Jamie

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 359 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born in the Blue Mountains, fully qualified and guiding clients for over 20 years. The last 11 years have been with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, introducing 1000's of clients to this incredibly special and unique natural wonderland I live in. I have an extensive knowledge base on all Blue Mountains topics, with a number of television appearances to highlight this. To say I am passionate about nature would be an understatement and I truly love sharing this with others. I have been bushwalking, climbing, canyoning, abseiling, mountain biking and camping in the Blue Mountains from as early as I can remember. I genuinely look forward to sharing my skills and knowledge and hosting you on this unique tour.
My partner Dyan is Chilean and a Spanish teacher / translator, we welcome any Spanish speaking clients on our tour.
Born in the Blue Mountains, fully qualified and guiding clients for over 20 years. The last 11 years have been with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, introducing 1000's of clients to this incredibly special and unique natural wonderland I live in. I have an extensive knowledge base on all Blue Mountains topics, with a number of television appearances to highlight this. To say I am passionate about nature would be an understatement and I truly love sharing this with others. I have been b…
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/ person
Mon, Jun 21
$45 per person
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This time is popular
$45 per person
Tue, Jun 22
$45 per person
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This time is popular
$45 per person
Sat, Jun 26
$45 per person
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join 5 other guests
$45 per person
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Where you'll be

Hazelbrook is lovely small town in the heart of the mid mountains, 20 mins drive from the iconic tourist destination Katoomba. Your own transport is preferable for this tour but not necessary.
We will stop to look for nocturnal wildlife along the track and arrive into a beautiful overhanging cave with a small waterfall.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 359 reviews.

Adam
June 2021
Jamie is deeply passionate and very knowledgable about what happens in the bush at night and it was a pleasure to spend a few hours being regaled by his stories and insights. For those booking in the winter months, ensure to rug up! Suitable for young-ish kids.
Jamie is deeply passionate and very knowledgable about what happens in the bush at night and it was a pleasure to spend a few hours being regaled by his stories and insights. For t…
Zhenyu
June 2021
Fantastic walk to the glow worms cave despite how cold it was! Jamie did an amazing job making us filled welcomed and kept us entertained through the entire trip. Would highly recommend!
Jasmine
June 2021
Wonderful evening filled with - not just glow worm facts, but a wide range of native animals. Love how knowledgable Jamie is, it was definitely an educational trip. Jamie has also most definitely made the tour more fun with enthusiasm and jokes. One of the most memorable experiences my husband and I have had. Thank you :)
Wonderful evening filled with - not just glow worm facts, but a wide range of native animals. Love how knowledgable Jamie is, it was definitely an educational trip. Jamie has also…
Toby
June 2021
Our family of 4 (kids 5 and 8) had an amazing tour with Jamie over the June long weekend. His passion and knowledge of the area and wildlife is inspirational, and we were all completely engaged from start to finish. We are nature lovers, but still all learnt several things we didn't know. His experience with kids is very evident and our boys raved about it afterwards and confirmed it was the clear highlight of the entire weekend. I would highly recommend this tour, it is money very well spent for a once in a lifetime experience. You won't be disappointed.
Our family of 4 (kids 5 and 8) had an amazing tour with Jamie over the June long weekend. His passion and knowledge of the area and wildlife is inspirational, and we were all comp…
Josh
June 2021
Jamie was a great tour guide and hosts an amazing tour! Jamie is knowledgeable, down to earth, enthusiastic and a lot of fun. I will never look at slugs the same again 🤣 Come for the glow worms, stay for the stories, slugs and stars! Would absolutely do again.
Jamie was a great tour guide and hosts an amazing tour! Jamie is knowledgeable, down to earth, enthusiastic and a lot of fun. I will never look at slugs the same again 🤣 Come for…
Gillian
June 2021
Jamie was a fun guide who is full of local information and personal tales. The glow worms are beautiful and worth the visit!

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  • Sat, Jun 26
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join 5 other guests
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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

torches

hiking shoes