Glass House Country
The township of Glass House Mountains, sits amidst the majestic popular tourist destination, the Glass House Mountains, located in the traditional lands of the Aboriginal Gubbi Gubbi people. Named by explorer Captain Cook in 1770, on his epic voyage north on his ship The Endeavour, the Glass House Mountains are said to have reminded him of glass furnace houses back home in Yorkshire. The Glass House Mountains consist of eleven mountains known in Aboriginal language as ‘daki comon’ meaning ‘stone standing up’.
Glasshouse Country – “Come for a Day – Come for a Stay”
The Celebrate Glasshouse Country group continue to show initiative and a genuine desire to make our region a real marketable identity, attractive for others to visit and a better place for all of us all to live in. There is so much to do in the ‘Glasshouse Country’ that we are encouraging visitors to plan to stay and have a really good look around.
The geology of the Glass House Mountains
The question is often put, “are the Glass House Mountains the remnants of old volcanoes?” the short answer is NO, as they are Magma Intrusions that were formed and matured underground some 25 million years ago – Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia.