Can you drive up the Glass House Mountains?
A scenic drive is the perfect way to appreciate the dramatic landscape of the Glass House Mountains on the Sunshine Coast. Here’s how to turn the official tourist drive into a fantastic loop! Scenic tourist drives can be a bit odd in Queensland.
How far is Glass House Mountains from the beach?
How far is it from Glass House Mountains to Coolum Beach? The distance between Glass House Mountains and Coolum Beach is 43 km. The road distance is 57.2 km.
What is the legend of the Glass House Mountains?
The legend tells of Tibrogargan noticing that the sea was rising and calling out to Coonowrin to help his pregnant mother gather the young children together so that the family could flee from the rising sea.
Which Glasshouse Mountain is easiest to climb?
Especially suitable for families, Mount Tibrogargan includes the easiest of all the mountain trail options, including a 4km circuit (1.5 hours) through casuarina groves and eucalypt forest around the mountain’s base.
What is the Aboriginal name for the Glass House Mountains?
The Jinibara have Native Title over the western part of the Glass House Mountains, taking in the peaks of Beerwah, Tunbubudla and Coonowrin. The Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) have a registered Native Title claim over the eastern part, which includes the peaks of Tibrogargan, Ngungun, Coochin Hills and Beerburrum.
Where are the Glass House Mountains in Queensland?
The 11 gorgeous peaks of the Glass House Mountains are found in the hinterland of Queensland ‘s Sunshine Coast. They are about a one-hour drive south of the Sunshine Coast ‘s main hub, Noosa, or an hour north of the state’s capital city, Brisbane.
What makes the Glass House Mountains so special?
The craggy peaks of the Glass House Mountains tower above the surrounding landscape. They are so significant that they are listed on the Queensland and National Heritage Register as a landscape of national significance.
Which is the best Glass House Mountains cabin to rent?
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What to do at the Glass House?
The large, bright and beautifully decorated main bedroom opens out onto your very own private patio draped in grape vines. Take a walk up the National Heritage listed Mount Ngungun and enjoy the 360 degree views of the majestic Glass House Mountains at sunrise or sunset.