Glass House Mountains National Park
The Glass House Mountains National Park is located in Queensland, Australia, approximately 70 km north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. They were named by Captain Cook, who in 1770 thought they looked like glass houses as he sailed past along the coast of Australia. The region consists of a flat plain punctuated by volcanic plugs, the cores of extinct volcanoes that formed 25 million to 27 million years ago.
The Glass House Mountains are:
- Mount Beerburrum
- Mount Beerwah, 555 m
- Mount Coochin, 235 m
- Mount Coonowrin colloqially known as Crookneck, 377 m
- Mount Elimbah, 129 m
- Mount Miketeebumulgrai, 199 m
- Mount Ngungun, 253 m
- Round Mountain
- Mount Tibberoowuccum, 220 m
- Mount Tibrogargan appearing to be a giant ape, 364 m
- Mount Tunbubudla or the Twins, 312 and 293 m
- Wild Horse Mountain, 123 m
The Glasshoue Mountains are located in the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi people.
Flora and fauna
The peaks support a diverse range of habitats including montane heath and shrubland, open forest and woodlands and small rainforest patches on some peaks. The montane heath is particularly rich in threatened and endemic species many of which can be found nowhere else.
- The bushwalks/scrambles to the tops of the mountain vary from an easy 30 min walk along a sealed path to a more-intense four-hour return journey.
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