Blue Mountains Fireflies

Did you know that Fireflies live in the Blue Mountains?

Image above: A photograph of Fireflies and Glow Worms taken on our guided tour

Yes, that's right, there are even more glowing treasures waiting to be discovered in the Blue Mountains than you might think!

For approximately 4 weeks each year(depending on things like localised climate, topography and altitude), forests around the Blue mountains are illuminated by the magical flashing lights of the adult Firefly beetle. Coming out in search of a mate, male fireflies silently roam the skies, blinking incessantly in the hope of winning over a female.

Fireflies are one of the better-known bio-luminescent organisms around the world and can be seen in large numbers in many Asian countries and the USA. But for some reason, they are lesser known in Australia, despite more than 20 species existing. The Blue Mountains Firefly (Atyphella lychnus) is the only firefly species visible in the Sydney / Blue Mountains region.

The new Blue mountains Firefly Discovery Guidebook will include maps, viewing information and directions to proven Firefly viewing locations.

With the right timing and conditions in the best locations, large numbers of fireflies can be seen on a single evening. We have see anywhere from 10 - 80 fireflies throughout a single evening. Reports from various Blue Mountains locals indicate that with the right conditions, hundreds can be visible.

Have a look at the sample Blue mountains Firefly Discovery Guidebook >>