We have stuff that glows

In New South Wales’ Jervis Bay, the beaches are even more wondrous at night. Due to a natural chemical reaction, the plankton become luminescent and emanate a blue glow. This unusual natural phenomenon is more common in the Spring and Summer months. Jervis Bay is not the only place in Australia you can see this occur, with it also being reported in Whitsundays Queensland, Port Lincoln South Australia, and Lauderdale Tasmania. Or, to be surrounded by nature’s own version of fairy lights, head to Lithgow in New South Wales to find a magical glow worm that lights up an old railway tunnel (pictured). In Queensland’s Springbrook National Park, find Australia’s largest colony of glow worms or in Melba Gully, Victoria spot glow worms can be seen at night along the walking tracks. There are also fireflies in the forests and mangroves along the coast of New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Picture: Destination NSW

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