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Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area

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Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area

Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (non-flush) No toilets
Electric/gas barbecues No barbecues
Lookout (built) No lookouts
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mooring points No mooring points
Anchoring allowed (conditions apply) No anchoring

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Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (non-flush) No toilets
Electric/gas barbecues No barbecues
Lookout (built) No lookouts
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mooring points No mooring points
Anchoring allowed (conditions apply) No anchoring
World Heritage Area
Picnic with a breathtaking panorama from the Glass House Mountains to Moreton Bay, then enjoy a short ramble through the forest.
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Enjoy a picnic with the towering Glass House Mountains as your backdrop at the Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area.
Enjoy a picnic with the towering Glass House Mountains as your backdrop at the Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area. © Ross Naumann
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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.

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.

Road conditions

Parking

You can park in the car park.

Wheelchair access

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets and picnic tables.

When to visit

Opening hours

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

Organised events

  • 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.

Pets

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.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • 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.

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Drinking water

  • There is no water provided at this site. Bring you own drinking water.

Open fires

  • Open fires are not allowed.
  • Use the gas barbeques provided or bring a fuel stove for cooking.

Rubbish

  • There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.

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Last updated: 22 March 2018
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