Located in the magnificent Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Glasshouse Mountains provide some of the most beautiful views in Queensland. The Glasshouse Mountains are a collection of 13 craggy peaks towering above the coastal plain covered by many different species of trees, bushes, and grass. The mountains were formed millions of years ago as a result of volcanic activity which led to the formation of the volcanic plugs that can be seen today. They are located about an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland.
The mountains are the perfect place for nature lovers to explore and have fun. The following are some of the interesting activities in and around the Glasshouse Mountains.
There are many walking tracks along the various peaks of Glasshouse Mountains. Most of the tracks are easy to maneuver and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. However, some require people with a lot of bush-walking experience due to their rough and very steep surfaces with loose gravel. Visitors get to learn from the experienced guides about the mountains and the various plants they encounter on the walks. On a lucky day you may get to see some of the many species of wild animals and birds that populate the area. Some people claim that you can see Suncorp Stadium from the top of Mt Beerwah on a clear day!
Hiking & Rock Climbing
The Glasshouse Mountains offer a variety of options for rock climbers and people who love hiking. The various peaks offer a variety of difficulty levels to cater for the many adrenaline junkies that love getting to the top of the peaks. As a safety precaution, there are signs everywhere to guide the hikers and warn them of the places that have unstable or slippery surfaces. Visitors are advised to visit on a sunny day while wearing flexible shoes with a good grip. If you are new to the area, consider having a tour guide to help you as you climb the mountain.
There are plenty of trails in the flats logging area and the Basin Section which provide opportunities for mountain bikers to have fun. These are popular especially with people visiting with friends or family. Some of the trails are for bikes only while others are shared with other park visitors.
Visitors can get horses in the nearby Glass House Mountains Conservation Park and have fun riding on the various designated horse riding and shared trails.
There aren’t any camping sites within the Glasshouse Mountains National Park. However, the Beerburrum Forest is close and has a popular camping area located at Coochin Creek. There are also many private camping sites nearby that visitors can spend their nights in at affordable prices. It’s actually a pretty quick drive from our office as you can guess from the address on our main page. If you’re a Queenslander, these mountains are a must do for a weekend activity. More info is available through the National Park Website.