Glass House Mountains Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
Places nearby Glass House Mountains
- Alexandra Headland
- Bald Knob
- Banksia Beach
- Baroon Pocket
- Battery Hill
- Belli Park
- Bells Bridge
- Black Mountain
- Bli Bli
- Boreen Point
- Bribie Island
- Calico Creek
- Carters Ridge
- Cedar Pocket
- Coolum Beach
- Cotton Tree
- Delaneys Creek
- Dicky Beach
- Eerwah Vale
- Elgin Vale
- Forest Glen
- Godwin Beach
- Golden Beach
- Gregors Creek
- Image Flat
- Kawana Waters
- Kiels Mountain
- Kin Kin
- Kings Beach
- Kunda Park
- Lagoon Pocket
- Landers Shoot
- Little Mountain
- Makepeace Island
- Marcus Beach
- Maroochy River
- Maroochydore South
- Meridan Plains
- Moffat Beach
- Mothar Mountain
- Mount Coolum
- Mount Mellum
- Mountain Creek
- Nambour West
- Noosa Heads
- Noosa North Shore
- North Arm
- Pacific Paradise
- Pelican Waters
- Peregian Beach
- Peregian Beach South
- Point Arkwright
- Rainbow Beach
- Sandstone Point
- Shelly Beach
- Sippy Downs
- Stoney Creek
- Sunrise Beach
- Sunshine Beach
- Sunshine Coast
- Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore)
- Tin Can Bay
- Toorbul Point
- Towen Mountain
- Twin Waters
- Weyba Downs
- Yandina Creek
Glass House Mountains
The Glass House Mountains are found in the hinterland of Queensland"s Sunshine Coast. They are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes, so that the sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only hardened plugs or rock spires.
The Aboriginal dreaming story about these formations gives each of the mountains a name and character in a family, and tells a dramatic story of human relationships.
Captain James Cook gave the area its unusual English name while sailing past, on his way up Australia"s east coast, in 1770. From a distance they reminded him of the glass-making furnaces of his home town in Yorkshire.
There are both sealed and unsealed roads through the Glass House Mountains National Park, with spectacular lookouts over the surrounding plains along the way. An excellent day trip could include a lunch stop at picnic grounds, bush trails and rock-climbing.
The area around the mountains produces many tropical fruits such as avocados, pineapples and papaws as well as strawberries, vegetables, nuts and tobacco.
Visitors can stay in the area at the township of Glass House Mountains, which can be reached in about 20 minutes from Caboolture or 30 minutes from Caloundra.
Image: Glass House Mountains National Park - Courtesy of Queensland Tourism
Things to do:
In the area:
Glass House Mountains: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Glass House Mountains National Park
The peaks are known as Mount Beerburrum, Mount Beerwah, Mount Coochin, Mount Coonowrin (Crookneck), Mount Elimbah (The Saddleback), Mount Ngungun, Mount Tibberoowuccum, Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Tunbubudla (The Twins), Wild Horse Mountain (Round Mountain) and Mount Miketeebumulgrai.
Remnants of open eucalypt woodland and heath vegetation can be found in the park which is home to a variety of animals and plants.
For great views, head to the lookout in Beerburrum State Forest or take on one of the peaks. There are a range of walking trails, ranging in difficulty, that can be found in various locations throughout the National Park. The summit routes on Mounts Ngungun and Tibrogargan are also suitable for roped sports for experienced and well-equipped climbers.
Steve Irwin Way,
Glass House Mountains, QLD, 4518
Located 3.7K from Glass House Mountains
Get hands-on with cuddly koalas, waddling wombats, slithering snakes and cute kangaroos. Come face to face with majestic tigers, or get your photo taken with a baby alligator.
Visit Bindi's Island, an incredible three-story treehouse and wildlife haven where ring-tailed lemurs roam free, and you can see giant Aldabran tortoises, macaws, boa constrictors and an alligator snapping turtle!
Experience the wide open plains of their African Savannah and see exotic animals such as giraffe, rhino and zebra interacting together - and marvel at the gorgeous cheetah as they walk by.
Then join the snakes, free-flight birds and crocs live in the world-famous Wildlife Warriors show in the Crocoseum, and get your adrenalin pumping as you watch a crocodile launch a strike from the water's edge.
With stacks of wildlife action and shows, Australia Zoo is your ultimate wildlife destination - go on, go wild with them!
1638 Steve Irwin Way
Beerwah, QLD, 4519
Located 6.7K from Glass House Mountains
Anzac Avenue Memorial Trees, Beerburrum
The Governor's wife Lady Goold-Adams drew the first land ballot on 6 November 1916. More than 21,000 hectares of farming land was made available for pineapple growing, other horticulture, bee-keeping and poultry.
Over the course of the scheme, which ran until 1929, about 400 soldiers and their families tried their luck farming at Beerburrum. Poor soil and low prices made it financially tough for the former diggers. By 1929, only 69 soldier settlers remained.
In May 1920, General Sir William Birdwood, described by some historians as 'the soul of ANZAC', planted a camphor laurel tree in what he named ANZAC Avenue. School children planted more trees to create an avenue, in time for a visit to the settlement by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) in August that year.
Unlike other memorial avenues in which a tree symbolised a specific fallen soldier (often bearing a name plate), Beerburrum's trees were in memory of 'lost mates'.
Today, only 13 trees from the WWI memorial survive.
Beerburrum, QLD, 4517
Located 6.9K from Glass House Mountains
Mooloolah River National Park, Jowarra Section
Mooloolah River National Park, Jowarra section
Beerwah, QLD, 4519
Located 9.3K from Glass House Mountains
At its meeting on 25 June 1999, the Heritage Council resolved to enter the 'former Landsborough Shire Council Chambers' in the Queensland Heritage Register. Its mission is to collect, research, conserve, interpret and exhibit the artefacts, memorabilia, documents, photographs and stories of indigenous and non-indigenous peoples whose heritage can be linked to that region, known in the year 2000, as Caloundra City.
4 Maleny Street
Landsborough, QLD, 4551
Located 9.8K from Glass House Mountains
Big Kart Track Pty Ltd
A perfect venue for your company, social club or association to have an action-packed experience whilst doing some team building in full fun!!!
Since 1983 they have been in the business to please and give the best fun in full safety!
2310 Steve Irwin Way
Landsborough, QLD, 4550
Located 11.6K from Glass House Mountains
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
41 Mountain View Road
Maleny, QLD, 4552
Located 15.2K from Glass House Mountains
You can include a break for lunch at the Pelican Waters Tavern and take advantage of the specially priced "cruise boat menu".
Each Thursday, the "Eco Explorer" cruises deeper into the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park for some great bird watching opportunities. An experienced guide will cover the fascinating history, geography and ecology of this pristine region. Enjoy a deluxe morning tea at anchor while you observe the native flora and fauna and hear dreamtime legends. You'll return in time for lunch ashore.
Or take in a stunning sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains while relaxing on their BYO Friday or Saturday Sunset Cruise.
Check the website for the new Saturday Quarterdeck Cruise.
38 Pelican Waters Boulevard,
Pelican Waters Jetty
Pelican Waters, QLD, 4551
Located 16.6K from Glass House Mountains
Glass House Mountains: Events
Steve Irwin Day
Steve Irwin Day is also a day where people around the world join together to raise money for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to help continue Steve's conservation work and the preservation of wildlife and wild places.
There will be stacks of fun activities on Steve Irwin Day, all focused on celebrating and remembering the life of Steve Irwin!
1638 Steve Irwin Way
Beerwah, QLD, 4519
Located 6.6K from Glass House Mountains
Glass House Mountains: Travel Tips
Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre
This accredited Visitor Information Centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. The centre is also a interpretive centre with interactive displays on the history of the area.
A small selection of local products and souvenirs are available for sale and are unique for gift ideas. Local honey and jams are very popular. New products include Hinterland Feijoas and local gift cards and children's books and handmade jewellery. EFTPOS only.
Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable local volunteer Ambassadors, the Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss your travel plans or get a tip on the famous walks in the Glasshouse Mountains with our friendly Ambassadors.
The Centre offers free Wi-fi for visitors and is open from 9.00am until 4.00pm daily.
The Centre is located in a park that has public toilets, playground, barbecue and picnic tables and off street car park.
Corner of Reed Street,
Settler's Rotary Park
Glass House Mountains, QLD, 4518
Located 0.1K from Glass House Mountains