EXPLORE THE MOUNTAINS
The Glass House Mountains are magma extrusions that occured approximately 25–27 million years ago. These natural wonders are home to habitats of native flora and fauna. They are open to the public to explore at leisure year round.
There is an abundance of options for adventurers of all ages and abilities.
There's bush walks and mountain climbs for all ages and stages!
We recommend you start by heading to the Glasshouse Mountains Lookout (just two minutes up the road from us!)
There’s a quick 800m walk around the circumference of the lookout that is relatively flat. It’s about a 15-20 minute round trip. From there, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling you can choose any of our other recommendations to explore, or check out the QLD Government Parks and Forests website.
Fitness junkies, this one is for you! The Beerburrum summit walk is a 700m concrete paved trail uphill that is sure to get the blood pumping and the calves burning. The walk will take you through lush rainforest to more typical arid Aussie bush vegetation.
The steep incline is well worth it, with the vantage point of the fire tower at the top offering impressive 360 degree views of the mountains and the coast line.
Rest at the top, or at the rocky outcrop halfway up. Perfect for those who are after a challenge, but are not experienced enough for an independent climb.
Time: allow 2-3 hrs return
For those visitors after something a little more flat, the Trachyte circuit is perfect. This trail, named after the rock type which forms the volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains, leads walkers through heath lands, open forestry and woodlands that showcase the diversity of the gorgeous native flora.
Stop off and take a breather at the Jack Ferris lookout, which offers a unique vantage point to admire Tibrogargan’s face and views of other mountains.
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, this walk is a family favourite.
Time: allow 2 hours
One of our personal favourites at Glasshouse Plantation. This gentle incline walk features open forests, fern understoreys, woodlands, rock overhangs, and spectacular 360 degree views from
the summit of the neighbouring Tibrogargan, Coonowrin and Beerwah peaks.
There is a small scramble over rocks at the very end. Otherwise, it is suitable for kids and people of all fitness levels.
Time: 30 minutes
Situated a little further aback from the rest of its mountain siblings, Wildhorse hugs the Bruce Highwway and is a great option for those who want to complete a mountain walk but are short on time.
For those who are perhaps not quite up to the Mt Beerburrum summit walk, Wildhorse is the perfect alternative. It is also a 700m paved path leading to a 360 degree lookout at the top, but is not quite as steep. As well as an impressive view, the lookout at the top offers information about the geography of the pumicestone passage.
This walk is perfect for families, and is achievable for people of all ages and fitness levels.
For more information, download the Local Council guides to the mountains below ↓
Visit This Weekend
122 Glasshouse-Woodford Road, Glass House Mountains
(We’re on the road to the Scenic Lookout)
T: 0419 663 404
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ~ 6 pm
Free entry when you purchase something from our shop – you’ll be welcome to enjoy our farm for as long as you would like (until 6pm).
Ask away. We’ll reply to your queries as quickly as possible.