Ghost Mushroom Tour

From AUD $15.00
  • Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Location: Limestone Coast, South Australia
  • Product code: GMT

HAVE YOU SEEN A GHOST MUSHROOM?

Come on a 30 - 45 minute guided tour into the forest away from the traffic of the self-guided trail. You will learn some facts about the Ghost Mushroom and have time to let your eyes adjust to the dark so you can see the mushrooms glow in all their glory. 

Ghost Mushroom viewing experience is directly influenced by the phase of the moon. The appearance of the mushrooms glow is impacted by a full moon, hence tours are only conducted 7 days either side of a new moon to maximise viewing experience.

Minimum 6 people, Maximum group of 16 people.

These fungi glow white to the naked eye. The green glow (seen in some photos) can only be picked up by the long exposure of a camera, not the naked eye.

This experience is suited to people with an average level of fitness. Warm clothes, closed-toe footwear and a torch are a must, a red torch would be really handy if you have one too. The ground is irregular and uneven, with loose surfaces. As the glow of the Ghost Mushroom can only be seen after dark, visibility is also poor.

Please ensure you are clothed appropriately as no refunds are available after booking, if you arrive underprepared you may be asked to not accompany the walk for safety reasons. 

This ticket includes the parking permit and access to the self-guided trails.


IMPORTANT

Walk the Limestone Coast is entitled to cancel a tour at any time where the number of participants which have fully paid for their reservation is less than the minimum required walkers of 6 per Ghost Mushroom Tour (excluding guide) within 5 days of Tour.

Walk the Limestone Coast is entitled to cancel a Tour 5 days prior to tour date if there are insufficient Ghost Mushrooms available to deliver a Tour. 

In the above two circumstances customers will be contacted by the Sole trader 5 days prior to Tour date and receive a full refund.



HOW TO GET THERE FROM MT GAMBIER

Note: the drive to Ghost Mushroom Lane can take twice as long in the dark than in daylight due to the abundance of kangaroos and weather conditions. Please allow double amount of time to drive to site to allow for unfavourable driving conditions. If you miss a guided tour and the following one is booked out you will not be able to join or receive a refund. Keeping numbers at set limit of 16 per tour is important for safety and enjoyment.

Follow signs at the entrance to the start of the guided tour. Phone reception is poor and guides phone is turned off during tour. There are no toilets on site.

Ghost Mushroom Lane is a stretch of roadway located within OneFortyOne Plantations commercial pine forest near Glencoe, just 16km North West of Mount Gambier.

From the Riddoch Highway / Princes Highway Roundabout (near Mount Gambier Visitor and Discovery Centre, Mount Gambier), drive along the Princes Highway towards Millicent.

After 12km, turn right on Kangaroo Flat Road and drive for a further 4.3 km, before turning right into Ghost Mushroom Lane.

To download a map please visit https://www.forestrysa.com.au/...


How to get there from Penola/Naracoorte (towns north of Mt Gambier)

From Penola follow the Riddoch Hwy south to Nangwarry, turn right onto Nangwarry Road and follow till the town of Kalangadoo, Kangaroo Flat Road. Stay on Kangaroo Flat Road all the way till you reach Ghost Mushroom Lane on the left, approximately 10 minutes from Kalangadoo.


Contact us to book a group tour outside of dates advertised.