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Glass House Mountains lookout track

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Glass House Mountains lookout track

Walking No Walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Lookouts (built and natural) No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping

Legend

Walking No walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Lookouts (built and natural) No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping
World Heritage Area

Be rewarded by panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Moreton Island and Brisbane on this short, photogenic circuit.

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The Glass House Mountains lookout track is a popular short circuit with great views.
The Glass House Mountains lookout track is a popular short circuit with great views. © Raymond Doherty
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From the Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area, follow this easy track along the side of the hill through open scribbly gum forest with grass trees, and down through a wet eucalypt forest gully with emergent rainforest species.

Enjoy awesome views of the Glass House Mountains and surrounds from lookouts, then continue on the sometimes steep track through ironbark and tallowwood eucalypt forests back to the day-use area.

While you're at the day-use area, check out the fire tower for wider panoramic views of the Glass House Mountains. After your walk, enjoy a picnic with panoramic views as your backdrop.

At a glance

Distance: 800m circuit (the same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path).
Time suggested: Allow 25mins walking time.
Grade:
Journey type: Walk

Getting there and getting around

Glass House Mountains lookout track is in Beerburrum and Beerwah state forests on the Sunshine Coast.

The track starts at the Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area. All access roads to this 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.
  • Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area is on Glass House–Woodford Road, 2.7km from the junction with Old Gympie Road.

Road conditions

Parking

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

When to visit

Opening hours

Glass House Mountains lookout track 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

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

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.
  • 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.

Drinking water

  • There is no water provided along this track. Bring your own drinking water.

Rubbish

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

Walking

Last updated: 22 March 2018
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