Holidays in Glasshouse Mountains National Park

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Glasshouse Mountains National Park

Stimulate your sense of adventure with this rugged bushland experience; take a walking tour, go rock climbing, or abseil against a magnificent volcanic backdrop.

As Captain James Cook sailed along Australia's east coast in 1770, he noted that these giant volcanic plugs resembled the huge glass furnaces back in his hometown of Yorkshire. Using this nugget of inspiration he named the peaks the Glass House Mountains.

These 12 magnificent craggy volcanic plugs are the cores of volcanoes formed 26 million years ago, and are deemed so significant that they have been listed on the National Heritage Register as a landscape of national importance. For thousands of years, Aboriginal people used these peaks as places of trading and spiritual ceremony, with many of these sites still protected today.

With the national park steeped in fascinating culture and history, a trip to the Visitor Information Centre in the Glass House Mountains township is a must. Here you will find lots of information on the activities and trails available, and the friendly staff are more than happy to help you book accommodation or tours.

Whatever your fitness or experience level, there are walking trails to suit hikers of every level, with the easiest on Mount Beerwah (555 metres); the Western Boundary Walk covers a distance of just 1.4 kilometres. Mount Tibrogargan isn't quite as high, standing at 364 metres, however it does offer a wider variety of trails for different levels of experience. Not for the faint-hearted, this three-hour ascent requires some basic rock climbing without the aid of ropes although, with stunning panoramic views of the Sunshine Coast, it is most definitely worth it. There are more difficult, steeper parts of the mountain that do require rock climbing ropes and gear so these are only recommended for the more experienced.

If you don't fancy that much of an adrenaline rush, simply follow the short walk to the Mountain View platform. With picnic tables, toilet facilities and barbecues at many lookout points, you can rehydrate and refuel before tackling the rest of the tracks.

The Glass House Mountain National Park is approximately 70 kilometres north of Brisbane and you should be aware, if you rent a car, that some of the roads are not asphalted. Make sure that you bring water, correct footwear and plenty of sun cream. A mobile phone and first aid kit are essential items also. It is strongly advised that you stay on the paths and don't climb when it is wet as rocks can become dislodged and heavy rockfalls can occur. Certain trails are sometimes closed due to rockfalls so check the website for updates.

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Glass House Mountains Ecolodge
Glass House Mountains Ecolodge
3.5 out of 5
198 Barrs Road, Glass House Mountains, QLD
The price is AU$123 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Situated in the mountains, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Glasshouse Mountains National Park and Tibrogargan Circuit Trailhead. Parrots in Paradise ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (294 reviews)
"This is an unique and well maintained property in the midst of nature. Families will love the train carriages converted communal kitchen and library. It is very close to walking tracks and nearby towns. Love to come back again!"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2021

Glass House Mountains Ecolodge
Glass On Glasshouse
Glass On Glasshouse
4.5 out of 5
182 Glass House-Woodford Road, Glass House Mountains, QLD
Situated in the mountains, this luxury aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Glasshouse Mountains National Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mount Ngungun and Australia ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (78 reviews)
"Modern apartment with great privacy and views. Breakfast supplies were excellent. Superbly comfortable and well equipped. Friendly owner and lots of thoughtful touches. Great wildlife around. Exceptional accommodation."

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

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Crookneck Retreat
Crookneck Retreat
4 out of 5
2194 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains, QLD
Situated in Glass House Mountains, this cabin is within 1 mile (2 km) of Glasshouse Mountains National Park and Mount Ngungun Summit Trailhead. Glasshouse Mountains ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Total relaxation getaway
"Such a beautiful place just to get away from the city life we live. Highly recommend if you just want to get away and totally unwind and relax. Megan and Brett were lovely and very helpful with things to do and places to go around the glass house mountains and beyond. My partner and i also loved ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2017

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Crookneck Retreat
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Beerwah Glasshouse Mountains Motel
Beerwah Glasshouse Mountains Motel
3.5 out of 5
1116 Steve Irwin Way, Glass House Mountains, QLD
The price is AU$115 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
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Glass House Mountains Ecolodge
Glass House Mountains Ecolodge
3.5 out of 5
198 Barrs Road, Glass House Mountains, QLD
The price is AU$123 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
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Glass On Glasshouse
Glass On Glasshouse
4.5 out of 5
182 Glass House-Woodford Road, Glass House Mountains, QLD
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Crookneck Retreat
Crookneck Retreat
4 out of 5
2194 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains, QLD
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Sunshine Coast Farm Stay
Sunshine Coast Farm Stay
112 Judds Rd, Glasshouse Mountains, Glass House Mountains, QLD
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Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and surrounds!
Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and surrounds!
5 Bloomfield Pl, Beerwah, QLD
The price is AU$209 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
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Beerwah Ideal 1 Bed Apartment, Pet friendly and  only 5 minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 1 Bed Apartment, Pet friendly and only 5 minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah, QLD
The price is AU$120 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Beerwah Ideal 1 Bed Apartment, Pet friendly and only 5 minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet friendly and 5 minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet friendly and 5 minutes to Australia Zoo
5 Bolwarra Ct, Beerwah, QLD
The price is AU$134 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
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Uluramaya Retreat Cabins
Uluramaya Retreat Cabins
4 out of 5
228 McConnell Road, Wamuran, QLD
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