Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area
Enjoy a picnic or barbecue as you soak up the views. Study the signs at the stonewall lookout area to identify the various peaks of the well-known Glasshouse Mountains.
Gain an even better vantage point from the fire observation tower, and find out more here about the history and culture of the area.
Take a short stroll along the Glass House Mountains lookout track, which starts at one side of the day-use area and returns on the other side.
Capture that picture-perfect postcard shot as you photograph the panoramic views over the Glass House Mountains, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Moreton Island and Brisbane.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area is in Beerburrum and Beerwah state forests on the Sunshine Coast.
The day-use area is on Glass House–Woodford Road. All access roads to the site are sealed and suitable for conventional vehicles.
- From the Bruce Highway, turn onto Steve Irwin Way.
- From Steve Irwin Way there are multiple routes to Old Gympie Road—from Beerburrum via the Beerburrum-Woodford Road; from Beerwah via the Kilcoy–Beerwah Road; or from just south of Glass House Mountains via Barrs and Marshs Roads.
- Turn off Old Gympie Road onto Glass House–Woodford Road and drive 2.7km to the day-use area.
You can park in the car park.
There are wheelchair-accessible toilets and picnic tables.
When to visit
Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
Climate and weather
The Glass House Mountains area has a mild, subtropical climate. In summer, the average daily temperature ranges from 18–28°C and in winter from 11–20°C.
Permits and fees
- If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the day-use area, but not on the nearby Glass House Mountains lookout track.
Staying in touch
Mobile phone coverage
Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.
- Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
- Keep behind the fence at the lookout area and on the fire observation tower.
- Dogs on a leash are allowed in the day-use area, but not on the Glass House Mountains lookout track.
Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks..
- There is no water provided at this site. Bring you own drinking water.
- Open fires are not allowed.
- Use the gas barbeques provided or bring a fuel stove for cooking.
- There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.