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The Fascinating Glow-Worms of Mt Tamborine

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by Asten (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer from Perth who is passionate about food and loves exploring new and exciting places. My best trait is that I am honest...and my worst trait is that I am honest. I will provide reviews that are well thought out and fair.
Published January 10th 2013
Come and witness the living lights

First things first people, a glow-worm is actually not a worm. I know, shocker right? Well, remember this guy?

Maybe you can blame him and his rosy little cheeks for making you believe that there is such a thing as a glow-worm. A glow-worm is actually the larval stage of a small fly. As soon as the little glow-worm grows into a fly, it stops being bioluminescent (glowing). Glow-worms glow so that they can attract very little insects, as all they really do is eat. In fact, the larval stage is the only stage of their life cycle where they can eat so they need to eat enough to last for their whole life. The adults don't actually have working mouthparts.

Anyway, I am not here to teach you about glow-worms. I am here to tell you where to find some. Mount Tamborine is the place to go if you want to see some of these little guys for real. You can find them at The Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery, which is awesome, because wine goes with everything so why not combine wine and glow-worms?

To be perfectly honest, the wine that I had at the restaurant was kind of average, but the food was good. I had a chicken burger with some special sauce that was really flavoursome. The salad and bread were fresh and the chips were nice.

My companion had a pasta dish and even though there were hardly any chicken bits in itů it was tasty all the same.

So enjoy the surrounding Hinterland and watch the beautiful Cedar Creek that flows through the property. Have some wine and a nice lunch, and head into the manmade caves. You will stand in awe with your head tilted towards the ceiling as you marvel at the living lights. You may even forget where you are think that you are out under the night sky looking at a galaxy. Glow-worms are curious little creatures and you should make sure that you meet one at some stage of your life.
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Why? Because glow worms are interesting
When: Tours are 10-4 daily
Phone: 07 5545 1666
Where: 104-144 Hartley Road, North Tamborine, QLD
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