Described as being one of the most expensive privately funded engineering feats of its time, the Wolgan Valley Railway was the brainchild of Chief Railway Engineer Sir Henry Deane in 1906 and served the nearby Newnes Shale Oil Refinery for the first few decades of the 20th century.
The shay engines and rail lines; as well as the dedicated people that worked the railway, have long since gone and nature has now reclaimed much of this once revered and celebrated railway line.
Following the historical footprint of the Wolgan Valley Railway, the Glow Worm Tunnel Hike traverses often steeply graded and densely forested slopes onto spectacular panoramic views of the Wolgan Valley. The trail meanders through fern tree laden gorges, sandstone pagodas and canyons and mountain streams to the aptly named Glow Worm Tunnel. Entering the former railway tunnel and into an environment of complete darkness, guests are treated
to what some would describe as a celestial experience – the emergence of thousands of glow worms.
The Glow Worm Tunnel Hike is a half day 9km round hike that is suitable for families to the adventure seeker. The hike commences from the Wolgan Road Glow Worm Tunnel carpark in the Wolgan Valley.
- Available for all ages
- Packages start from $110.00pp
- Beginners Welcome
- All Equipment Provided
- All Equipment
- Full Instruction
- Refreshments Available
question_answer Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age for Trail Trekking at Newnes?
The minimum age for Trail Trekking at Newnes is suitable for all ages.
How long does an Trail Trekking session at Newnes last?
The average Trail Trekking session at our Newnes centre is 5 hours 20 minutes.
Is Trail Trekking Newnes open for bookings during the week?
Absolutely, however Trail Trekking is busiest at the weekend - and our Newnes centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.
Is Trail Trekking Newnes open for bookings at weekends?
Trail Trekking at Newnes is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Trail Trekking bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!
How popular is the Trail Trekking Newnes center?
Geronigo® aims for all of our Trail Trekking locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Trail Trekking Newnes center is no exception. Book with confidence!
Can I buy a gift voucher for Trail Trekking Newnes?
Yes you can buy Trail Trekking Newnes gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Trail Trekking Newnes vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).
Where is Trail Trekking Newnes?
The Trail Trekking Newnes center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Trail Trekking centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!
How much is Trail Trekking at Newnes?
The average package price of Trail Trekking at Newnes $110.00. The lowest price is $110.00 with the most expensive option being $110.00.
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