The Glass House Mountains are the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago. The craggy peaks tower over a patchwork of bushland, fields and pine plantations and are visible from the motorway between Noosa and Brisbane.
It is just over an hour drive from Tingirana Noosa to the Glass House Mountains National Park.
The native Eucalypt forest is home to an interesting variety of plants and animals (some of conservation significance). The Aboriginal people consider the Glass House Mountains a special meeting place.
There are a plethora of day use areas (for picnics and walks), walking tracks (from 1.4 kilometres to 6 kilometres and varied hiking grades), you can also hike summit routes, and there are abseiling and rockclimbing areas. There are also shared trails for horse riding and mountain bike riding.
To find out more, download hiking trails, and the Rangers Field Guide visit the Glass House Mountains National Park website
If you have the time to explore, it’s well worth the visit.