Glass House Mountains lookout track
Be rewarded by panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Moreton Island and Brisbane on this short, photogenic circuit.
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
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.
There is parking at the Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
When to visit
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
- 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.
Domestic animals are not allowed here.
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.
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 along this track. Bring your own drinking water.
- There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.