The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk


1 hr 45 mins

2.9 km Return

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Moderate track
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.

Maps for the The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Ben Bullen 1:25 000 Map Series 89314S BEN BULLEN NSW-89314S
Glen Alice 1:50 000 Map Series 89314 GLEN ALICE CW-89314
Wallerawang 1:100 000 Map Series 8931 WALLERAWANG 8931

Cross sectional view of the The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.9 km
Time 1 hr 45 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

This whole walk, 1.4km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 150m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

This whole walk, 1.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 150m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 1.4km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 1.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Glow Worm Tunnel Walk walk starts and ends at the End of Glowworm Tunnel Rd (gps: -33.247942, 150.22363)
Your main transport option to End of Glowworm Tunnel Rd is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Central Tablelands weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/tgwtw


Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)