Glass House Mountains is a mountain range consisting of 13 hills on the Sunshine Coast near Brisbane, Australia. The highest hill is Mount Beerwah at 556 meters above sea level, but the most identifiable of all the hills is Mount Tibrogargan which from some vantage points looks like a face looking out to sea. The volcanic peaks rise rapidly and are thought to have been formed 27 million years ago by molten rocks filling small vents and intruding and solidifying into landrocks. The name of the group of 13 hills was not given until May 1770 by Captain James Cook who gave the name ‘Glass House Mountains’ as he said the mountains reminded him of glass furnaces back in Yorkshire, England.
The mountains are around an hour drive away from Brisbane and a 35 minute drive away from Sunshine Coast Airport.
Opening Times and Admission
The mountains are open to visitors to climb and explore. They are open every day although it is advised not to climb the mountains unless doing so in daylight. Many of the mountains have walking trails set out for explorers.