The Glasshouse Mountains are located to the north of Brisbane.
On May 17, 1770 Captain James Cook discovered these mountains, and said as they looked like a glass house, he would name them the "Glasshouse Mountains."
They are a series of steep-sided volcanic plugs, that rise abruptly from the ground in unusual shapes, quite stunning!
Anytime of the year is a great time to do one of the many bushwalks or just picnic and visit the lookouts in the area.
A LITTLE ABOUT THEM
According to Aboriginal legend, THE MOUNTAINS....Tibrogargan (364m high), the father....Beerwah (555m - highest peak) the mother,......had a number of children.
Coonowrin (377m high - narrowest and most dramatic of all the volcanic plugs) was the eldest.......Tunbubudla were the twins (293m and 312m)....... Coochin (235m)........ Ngungun (253m)...... Tibberoowuccum (220m)...... Miketeebumulgrai (199m) and Elimbah (129m).
A story then unfolds, please visit the website if you wish to find out the full story................
Its well worth the visit, as these are most interesting mountains. You will also see Pineapple Plantations, and if you wish, you could visit Australia Zoo the same day.
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The Glasshouse Mountains are approximately 30 km from Brisbane and 120 km from the Gold Coast, travelling time is half an hour and 1.5 hours respectively. The Bruce Highway is 6lanes now, and a good, easy drive.
Coach and Bus services operate regularly between the town of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Hinterland and Brisbane.
Glass House mountains are part of the great dividing range and are located between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast (just 40 mins north of Brisbane). There are 11 principal peaks, which date back 20 million years, the highest of which is Beerwah at 1,824 feet. They are composed of volcanic trachyte and rise abruptly from the coastal plain. Each of the peaks is a national park.