Spot glow worms in Tasmania on the Mystery Creek Cave walk

Light up your life with this unique underground trek

Glow worms in Tasmania
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If you want to add a dash of sparkle to your next caving adventure, then it’s time for you to check out Mystery Creek Cave walk. This ominously named cave is home to shimmering glow worms in Tasmania, which are guaranteed to turn a regular caving adventure into a much more spectacular one! 

Mystery Creek Cave is located along an abandoned train track, left over from 1880s prospectors trying to strike it rich. The flat 4km walk will see you trek through dense forest, before reaching the limestone quarry that’s home to these spectacular glow worms in Tasmania. Keep in mind that flash flooding has occurred here in the past, so stick to exploring the first chamber and don’t go on a rainy day. 

While this glow worm trek in Tasmania isn’t too hard, you’ll still want to make sure you’re wearing a good pair of shoes so you don’t slip over inside the rocky cave – you can check out this list of sturdy outdoor hiking shoes over here.

Now the best part is that this glow worm walk is located in Tasmania’s Huon Valley, the biggest apple growing region in the state. So on the drive back be sure to stop off at one of the many orchards, grab a bite to eat and taste some delicious cider!

All you need to know about these glow worm caves in Tasmania

Where: Mystery Creek Cave is 1.5 hour drive south of Hobart
When: Open year round, but avoid when it’s raining
Cost: Free entry