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Ghost Mushroom Lane

Ghost Mushroom Lane

The Ghost Mushroom Lane is an event in Glencoe that showcases the unique Ghost Mushroom (Omphalotus nidiformis).

This unique mushroom is endemic to Australia, known for its bioluminescent properties that are breathtaking to see at night during the late autumn when it emits a soft green glow.

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The family-friendly event, which takes place in May and June, is an excellent opportunity for kids and adults to witness the bioluminescence of thousands of these fungi all at once.

It takes place at a mushroom breeding ground among the pine forests 16 kilometres from Mount Gambier. Visitors can explore the forest using the marked paths; the trails are the Fairy Tale Hollow, Ghostly Gully, Fungi Hunter Alley, and the Neon Forest. However, please keep in mind that touching the mushrooms should be avoided. The chemical found within the mushrooms may be poisonous if ingested.

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.

When visiting Ghost Mushroom Lane, wear appropriate footwear since the venue is located in a working commercial pine tree forest where the ground is uneven and often has loose surfaces. Bring a torch and wear warm clothes as well as sensible footwear.

It is ideal for visitors to have average fitness levels. Guided tours are available through the ForestrySA; these take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Car parking is available out front. Permits are not necessary, except for commercial tour operators.

To get here, take the Riddoch Highway / Princes Highway Roundabout, then drive through the Princes Highway that takes you to Millicent. Once you’re 12km in, make a right turn on Kangaroo Flat Road, drive for another 4.3km, then turn right into Ghost Mushroom Lane.

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

Please have your Access Pass available (printed copy or via phone/tablet) when visiting Ghost Mushroom Lane, for likely inspection by a Forest Ranger. Ghost Mushroom Lane is open to the public from 4pm to midnight every night during the season. The site is closed during the day and is monitored 24/7.

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