Glass House Mountains

Situated 81 kilometers North of Brisbane Queensland

26.8980° S, 152.9510° E

The Glass House Mountains region is spectacular to view from a distance but downright awesome up close.  They were formed by intrusive plugs, remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 25-27 million years ago. Once underground, erosion and the passage of time have left us these natural monuments. The mood of the mountains changes depending on the time of day. The mountains are of special significance to the local Aborigine clan the Gubbi Gubbi (pronounced Kabi Kabi) and in particular Mount Beerwah, it is reognised as the birthing mountain and Aboriginal women would travel here to give birth. There remains an Aboriginal presence today at Mount Beerwah, ‘Nungeena provides Aboriginal Women the base (the land) to rekindle their spiritual awareness, cultural heritage and pride. There is a restaurant on the property and you can also learn Aboriginal Painting. Not all of the mountains are safe to climb Coonowrin is permanently closed to climbers, Mt. Tibrogargon, Mt. Ngunngun and Mt Beerwah are accessible to the public and there are numerous maintained walking tracks among the mountains. There are down loadable maps and guides available from this site. There is also a list of accommodation in the area.
© B.Waldock 2004

      Glass House Mountains

Situated 81 kilometers North of Brisbane Queensland

26.8980° S, 152.9510° E

The Glass House Mountains region is spectacular to view from a distance but downright awesome up close.  They were formed by intrusive plugs, remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 25-27 million years ago. Once underground, erosion and the passage of time have left us these natural monuments. The mood of the mountains changes depending on the time of day. The mountains are of special significance to the local Aborigine clan the Gubbi Gubbi (pronounced Kabi Kabi) and in particular Mount Beerwah, it is reognised as the birthing mountain and Aboriginal women would travel here to give birth. There remains an Aboriginal presence today at Mount Beerwah, Nungeena provides Aboriginal Women the base (the land) to rekindle their spiritual awareness, cultural heritage and pride. There is a restaurant on the property and you can also learn Aboriginal Painting. Not all of the mountains are safe to climb Coonowrin is permanently closed to climbers, Mt. Tibrogargon, Mt. Ngunngun and Mt Beerwah are accessible to the public and there are numerous maintained walking tracks among the mountains. There are down loadable maps and guides available from this site. There is also a list of accommodation in the area.
© B. Waldock