Inside the ‘secret’ glow worm cave in the NSW Blue Mountains
Australians hungry for travel flock to a “secret” firefly cave hidden in a disused tunnel in the Blue Mountains while international borders remain closed.
The cave at Lithgow, west of Sydney, can be accessed via a secluded path that stretches for 1.4 kilometers before ending at the mouth of the tunnel.
Inside, thousands of fireflies twinkle on the roof, an enchanting spectacle that can be seen at any time of the day – even when it is light.
A video of the spectacular scene was uploaded to TikTok by travel bloggers Joe and Cat, who use their shared Walk My World account to spotlight Australia’s hidden gems.
Australians hungry for travel flock to this “secret glowworm cave” hidden in a disused tunnel in the Blue Mountains
Thousands of fireflies twinkle on the roof, an enchanting spectacle that can be seen at any time of the day – even when it is light
The clip, titled “This Is One For Your Sydney Bucket List!” Has been viewed 69,800 times and received dozens of rave responses since it went online on March 6th.
“I’ve been here before, the place is sick and it’s FREE!” A man answered.
Many expressed surprise that there was something so fascinating to be found in the famous sleepy town of Lithgow.
‘Wait, is there really something interesting to see in Lithgow? Really?’ a woman wrote.
The cave in Lithgow, west of Sydney, can be reached via a secluded path (picture) that stretches for 1.4 km before ending at the tunnel mouth
The cave is filled with thousands of fireflies – and best of all, it’s free
Others said the glowworm cave brought back happy childhood memories.
“I was there as a kid and I still remember it,” said one person while another added, “I was there years ago, such a great place.”
There comes a time when incarcerated Australians seek domestic diversion while travel abroad continues to look like a distant dream.
Less than 23 miles from Lithgow, a spectacular new floodlit trail that illuminates the Blue Mountains at night attracts thousands of nature lovers.
The Katoomba Falls Reserve night walk is lit by 403 twinkling LED lights that illuminate the breathtaking natural wonders of one of Australia’s most scenic destinations.
The clip, uploaded to TikTok by the travel blogger ‘Views with Dav’, shows the magical enchantment of the 1.3-kilometer walk (pictured), which is suitable for all ages and abilities
A clip uploaded to TikTok by the travel blogger ‘Views with Dav’ shows the magical enchantment of the 1.3-kilometer walk, which is suitable for all ages and abilities.
I highly recommend it. Easy to walk and very safe! Chasing waterfalls after dark, ”he wrote in the headline.
Thirteen spotlights draw hikers’ attention to natural attractions like Orphan’s Rock, Witches Leap, and Katoomba Falls, while another 390 smaller LED lights twinkle on the footpath, which opened in late February.
From certain vantage points, the world-famous Three Sisters can also be seen bathed in yellow light.
The sidewalk (picture) is illuminated by 403 energy-efficient LED lights
The walkway, which was designed by the Blue Mountains Council and took six years to complete, was due to open in late 2019 before that summer’s raging bushfires halted construction.
The local council went to great lengths to highlight the natural features of the area at night without unnecessarily disturbing wildlife or local residents.
The hike eventually connects pre-lit trails along the hiking belt of the Blue Mountains, including the Katoomba Falls kiosk parking lot around Reid’s Plateau and all the way down to the Duke and Duchess lookout.
The experience, developed by the Blue Mountains Council and taking six years to complete, was slated to open in late 2019, before that summer’s raging bushfires halted construction
Explorers craving adventure while traveling abroad continues to look like a distant dream have raved about the experience since seeing it on social media.
The video, which has been viewed 255,300 times since it was uploaded on Tuesday, has generated rave reviews.
‘I have to do this! I’ve never been at night, “replied one woman, while a second wrote:” Oh my god, that looks amazing. “
A third said it wouldn’t be long before the experience became the go-to place for men in Sydney to suggest to their girlfriends.
The night walk in Katoomba Falls Reserve offers unique views of the cliffs, waterfalls, and other local natural features
Many who have tried the walk described it as “one of the best experiences” they have ever had.
‘Best night ever. I recommend this experience to all the adventurous people out there, ”wrote one woman.
Another added, “Remember to look, the stars were amazing.”