Ever heard of ‘Glow Trees’? Ghost Mushroom Lane is a is a REAL place!

The Ghost Mushroom is native to Australia and it glows green in the night…..If you’re heading down around our states south east / Mount Gambier between May and the end of June, an evening visit here is worth braving the cold and dark.

Rug up, grab a torch and step out into the night to see these luminous green glowing fungi. Some can grow as large as a dinner plate and guaranteed to bring forth all sorts of questions from your kids as to how and what makes them glow.

Ghost Mushroom Lane is 2.3km long and located within working pine forest near Glencoe, just 16km North West of Mount Gambier. Mount Gambier is a 4.5 hour drive from Adelaide.

Ghost Mushroom Lane, is a magical mystery to some… It’s been described as ‘Kids Fairy Land’ ..and yes….we have been told it is a tad SPOOKY!

About 2 kms of trails along Ghost Mushroom Lane include names such as Ghostly Gully, Fungi Hunters Alley, Fairy Tail Hollows, and Neon Forrest. The trail is highlighted and easy to self follow. Should your little darlings start to act up – just remind them the place after all is called “Ghost” Mushroom Lane for a very good reason, and if that doesn’t tame them, threaten to take their torch, a sure way to quickly quieter them down!

A range of casual and closed group tours are available to book throughout the Ghost Mushroom season (May and June annually).

The Lady Nelson Visitor Centre are also a fantastic first port of call when you are down in the area phone 1800 087 187
How fantastic if you are passing through our states South East! Definitely worth adding this little evening activity to the itinerary.

Before visiting the site, you must obtain an access pass. Passes can be booked and paid for online via the button below.

To comply with SA Government COVID-19 regulations and assist with contract tracing, all visitors to the lane must check-in on arrival using the mySA GOV app. A manual sign-in option will also be provided for those unable to use the app.

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