It’s a little walk from a suburban street, but soon you’re surrounded by forests and we reached the glen after about 20 minutes walk.
Amy had been to see them before (struggling her way through the dark) and someone had recommended to her that you do the descent in the light and then walk back by torchlight.
It took a little while to get pitch black, but as it did the glow worms lit up and soon the glen was lit up with tiny bright ‘stars’ it was magical to see. We were joined by other people observing the spectacle and Audrey and Eli made friends with some more children. As we headed back, Eli volunteered to be in charge of the torch – which was interesting at times as the path was pitch black. We were tired by the time we got back to the top of the hill and our car. Amy especially.
The next day (after another insisted on trip back to the playground) we headed to Fitzroy Falls. It’s a 30 minute drive from Bundanoon and we stopped in Exeter on the way and had a lovely lunch in the café which doubled (tripled?) as a general store and post office. By comparison the falls are much easier to reach (a paved path to the head of the falls). They were amazing though. We were entertained at the visitor centre by an exhibition of Torres Straight Islands dancing.
We picked up Amy and Eli cried as we drove home – a combination I’m sure, of exhaustion and sadness. I’m sure we’ll be back to the Southern Highlands for more.
Heading back by torchlight