ALL VISITORS MUST HAVE AN ACCESS PASS OR GUIDED TOUR TICKET TO ENTER GHOST MUSHROOM LANE.
ACCESS PASS: NOW FREE! (USUALLY $20 PER VEHICLE)
Ghost mushroom stocks are dwindling as the 2021 season draws to a close. Please enjoy free access to Ghost Mushroom Lane until midnight 30 June.
Access passes are still required – hit the link below to get yours now.
Please note: Ghost Mushroom Lane is not suitable for buses, caravans, campervans or trailers. Car-parking is available out the front. Commercial tour and bus operators must contact ForestrySA in advance to arrange access.
See the bottom of this page for more information about the Ghost Mushroom Lane Access Pass.
A range of tours are available to book throughout the ghost mushroom season (May and June).
Follow the link below to book a tour or contact the tour operator for more information.
Photograph courtesy of Alex Window.
About the Ghost Mushroom Lane Access Pass
Access Passes have been implemented at Ghost Mushroom Lane for the first time this season.
Passes cost $20 per vehicle and provide all passengers on board with direct after-dark access to the forest and the eerie glow within.
Upon entry, visitors are free to explore the 2.3km Ghost Mushroom Lane and multiple forest walking trails along the way, which are regularly re-routed by our staff as mushroom colonies continue to die off and re-emerge throughout the season. This ensures visitors are led straight to the most spectacular mushroom colonies available at Ghost Mushroom Lane at the time of their visit.
ForestrySA was pleased to provide free entry to visitors for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons, however, the labour intensive nature of the site has prevented us from doing this again in 2021.
Ghost Mushroom Lane is a temporary, seasonal visitor site installed in a working pine plantation.
The process of setting up and providing a safe, accessible, high-quality, visitor-ready site for duration of the eight week season is a labour intensive one for our team of operations, Ranger, office and communications staff.
Our team spends hundreds of hours on tasks such as roadworks, track clearing, mushroom spotting, walking trail marking, information sign production and installation. We also work hard to keep visitors in the know with regular web and social media updates and ongoing media promotion.
COVID-safe regulations also require extra record keeping and marshalling – Access Pass registration allows us to keep accurate visitor records in compliance with these regulations.
And once the season comes to a close on 30 June, all visitor infrastructure is removed and put into storage and site remediation is carried out.
Ghost Mushroom Lane also has a very positive flow-on effect for the Limestone Coast region as a whole. The unique experience has attracted more than 65,000 visitors during the last three seasons, drawing inter-state and international visitors during the tourism off-season – and in the cold, wet, dark of winter! – and creating significant media exposure.