Mount Tibrogargan, named by Captain Cook during his epic voyage along Australia's east coast, is one of the many volcanic plugs left by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Around the Mountain is a variety of wildlife including rare and threatened plants.There is a well graded track to three lookouts overlooking Mts Tunbubulla (The Twins),...more
This was originally known as the Glasshouse Mountains tourist drive.Take the Landsborough exit near the Caloundra turnoff on the Bruce Highway to reach the scenic drive and then head back south or vice - versa.Continuing south, you will come across the popular 'AUSTRALIA ZOO' located on the left hand side. Beerwah is a thriving small country town...more
Mt Tunbubudla, also known as the Twins (west twin 294m, east twin 338m), is composed of something called "alkali rhyolite." Most of the mountain is covered in dry sclerophyll forest with some areas of exposed rock. The rare Bronze-barked Tea Tree, is found here in the Glasshouse Mountains. You will see the "Twins" from many different sides on your...more
This mountain is also known as [crooked neck], take a look at the photo. Follow the brown signs to the lookout of the high, funny shaped mountain. The road is narrow, one laned bitumen. Views once again are fabulous, and it is worth doing this short detour. I did not do the walk, as I managed to get some very nice photo’s on the way there.Remember,...more
This turnoff is only a few hundred metres from the Mt. Beerburrum turn-off. The road is sealed all the way to the lookout. We passed by a couple of Cafes with great views of the Glass house mountains. There were some roadside stalls that were selling fruit & vegetables, and roasted macadamia nuts. The lookout was extremely busy. The car park was...more
We headed to Mt.Beerwah next, another of the Glass house Mountains. The road was dirt, and in very bad condition, had plenty of big potholes! There were some very good views of Mt. Coonowrin, worth a photo stop. If you haven’t seen Custard trees growing, well, you will see orchards of them on this road, and also Macadamian nuts.Mt. Beerwah, has a...more
The Area is famous for its Fruit they grow here.
On the picture you can see an Ananas-plantage in the front (and the Glasshouse-Mountains in the back).
So go on and try some Ananas, Peach, Prunes, Mangoes etc...
Parrots in Paradise......I picked up the brochure at the information centre, and put it on our must visit list. I wanted to see the performing Parrots, hoping that would be like I had seen years ago.
What I didn't realize, is that it is not like other places where you just turn up and pay the entrance fee, YOU HAVE TO BOOK IF YOU WANT TO COME HERE!
All it said on the brochure was Group Bookings were essential, and to check the website for more information, which wasn't much use when you haven't a computer to check the website.
So, we didn't get to see them, that was a shame!..........
Just be aware TO BOOK and to CHECK THE WEBSITE.
ADMISSION IN 2013... GROUP PRICE $20 per person
LOCATION. 2 Barrs road, Glasshouse Mountains, QLD 4518
A lovely scenic drive from the Glass house mountains is through Peachester to Maleny.
Peachester is a small town located on the Mountain,has fertile mountain land and roadside stalls selling fruit and vegetables that are grown here. The town is very small, but there is a nice, small well kept park, with picnic table & chairs and Toilets with a mural painted on them. We stopped here for our lunch break.
The road is good, sealed two lanes wide, winding its way up the mountainside. You will pass a huge private race-course, enjoy more incredible views of all the glass house mountains, and pass through nice rainforest.
Take the turn signposted to Maleny. This road follows the ridge, the views are far reaching to mountains and wonderful valleys with cattle roaming the hills, a very scenic road.
Coming out at Maleny, it was time for us to stop, browse the Art & craft shops in the main street, and to buy an icecream. We went to the small park by the creek to eat this, Toilets are situated here.
Another lovely scenic drive.
If you are interested in seeing pineapples growing, then head to the sunshine coast and the Glasshouse mountains area. Here, you will find paddocks full of Pineapples, from freshly planted to having pineapples on the bushes being ready for harvesting., You may see a Pineapple harvester, we did.
You will also see, huge plantations of Macadamian nut trees, this nut is very popular, you can even buy madamian nut icecream.
Custard Apples are grown in the Glasshouse Mountains. In April, some of them had green custard apples hanging from their branches. Roadside stalls were selling bags of ripe custard apples for $2, [a bargain]
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