Discover untamed beauty in the Hinterland

Discover untamed beauty in the Hinterland

If you enjoy breathtaking maintain scenery, clean air and hiking in unspoilt wilderness, your next trip to the Sunshine Glass House MountainsCoast Hinterland would not be complete without a visit to the Glass House Mountains. 

The Glass House Mountains is a group of eleven hills that rise majestically from the coastal plain on the Sunshine Coast. 

The highest mountain is Mount Beerwah which is 556 meters above sea level but the most notable peak is Mount Tibrogargan which faces in an easterly direction looking out to sea.  

Located about 70km north of Brisbane on the Bruce Highway, take the Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive exit and follow the signs to the Glass House Mountains. 

The area was named by Captain James Cook in 1770 whilst sailing north up Australia’s east coast and it’s believed that Cook gave the area the name of Glass House, because the mountains reminded him of glass-making furnaces in England.  

The Glass House Mountains area was a special meeting place where local Aboriginal people gathered for ceremonies and trading.  

This place is considered spiritually significant with many ceremonial sites still present and protected today. 

The area around the mountains produces many tropical fruits such as avocados, pineapples and papaws as well as strawberries, vegetables and nuts but eco tourism is the area’s largest industry. 

Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretive CentreWhilst planning your journey, you can get all the information you need from the 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 staffed by local volunteers who have a wealth of information on things to do when visiting the Glass House Mountains including sightseeing, camping, walks and abseiling. 

The Centre is also an interpretive centre with interactive displays on the history of the area and offers free Wi-Fi for visitors and is open from 9.00am until 4.00pm daily.  

The Centre is located in Settlers Rotary Park on the Corner of Bruce Parade and Steve Irwin Way Glass House Mountains.  

Article written and published for Oct/Nov Edition of Come on Up 


Glass House MountainsYou can also read the story and history of the Glasshouse Mountains available as a soft cover book, written by Ivon Northage.

This 76 page book is the perfect gift or memento of the Glasshouse Mountains, and is the ideal reading material to include in any hinterland accommodation.

Get your copy for only $16.00 including postage

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