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Glass House Mountains QLD

Glass House Mountains

Postcode: 4518

Glass House Mountains is a hinterland town of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 70 km north of Brisbane, in the Caloundra City local government area . Known colloquially as “Glasshouse”, it takes its name from the famous mountains and National Park of the area.

The town’s population is just over 900, and many of its original foundations were built on sugarcane and pineapple farming. The town also has a train station and a railway line that runs northwards towards to Northern Queensland and southwards to Brisbane.

The town also has one of the largest and well maintained soccer grounds on the Sunshine Coast. The popularity of soccer having sprung up from the european farmers that inhabited the area. The grounds were built mostly using the donated resources of those farmers of the area.

The township of Beerwah is located in this region, a popular tourist destination, being home to Steve Irwin’s, Australia Zoo.

The most identifiable of all the mountains is Mount Tibrogargan which appears like a giant ape sitting by the roadside staring out to sea.

The Glasshouse mountains offer some of the most exciting and rewarding climbing in Queensland. There are some mountains with easy bush walking trails, and others with challenging climbs. The views from the peak of Mt.Beerwah are magnificent.