Glass House Mountains National Park, Glass House Mountains

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National Park Wildlife Area
Glass House Mountains National Park is a heritage-listed national park at Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It is also known as Beerburrum Forest Reserve 1. It is 70km north of Brisbane and consists of a flat plain punctuated by rhyolite and trachyte volcanic plugs, the cores of extinct volcanoes that formed 27 million to 26 million years ago. The mountains would once have had pyroclastic exteriors, but these have eroded away.The national park was established in 1994. On 23 June 2010 the Queensland Government announced the expansion of the park to include an additional 2,117 hectares. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 3 May 2007.FacilitiesCamp grounds are available at Glass House Mountains township and Coochin Creek, west of Beerwah. Lookouts have been built at several of the summits. Walking tracks allow access to the summits of Mount Beerwah, Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Ngungun. Access is via the Steve Irwin Way exit from the Bruce Highway.HistoryThe Glass House Mountains are one of southeast Queensland's most impressive landmarks. They are situated 65 - 75 kilometres north of Brisbane and are a group of steep sided plugs of trachyte and rhyolite, once within volcanoes active in the early Tertiary Period. They have been exposed by wind and water erosion of the softer material of the cones and surrounding area and now rise dramatically from the flat coastal plain.
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  • We drove up after a visit to Australia Zoo. The tourist road is clearly marked and although a little windy very pretty 10 kms from the zoo. There is a great lookout with lots of information and toilet...  more »
  • Whether you're in the area or just passing through between Brisbane and Noosa do yourself a favour and take a little detour off the Bruce highway! The signs off Steve Irwin Way are clearly marked. You...  more »
  • Great day driving through and walking in the national park. Amazing landscape and views, also a walk in the rain forest, strangler figs galore.  more »