Ghost Mushroom season drawing to a close

Visitor site will remain open until the end of June, guided tours to close 24 June.

A luminous mushroom can be found growing in pine forest near Mount Gambier during May and June each year and ForestrySA is pleased to offer you the chance to experience the brilliant glow first hand – free of charge!

The aptly named “Ghost Mushroom”, Omphalotus nidiformis, emits a soft green glow after dark as a result of a chemical reaction between fungal enzymes and oxygen. This glow can be bright enough to read words on a page!

The mushroom typically emerges after late autumn rains and continues into winter, growing up to 20cm wide.

Click here to find out more about this unique forest experience, or book your guided tour (fees apply)

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