After a one hour drive north of Brisbane you will find yourself at the Glass House Mountains, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
After visiting this amazing spot I found myself wondering where the name ‘Glass House’ came from as the mountains aren’t made of glass.. nor are they are glasshouses where vegetables are grown.. So after a bit of research I found how the got their name, they were named by Captain James Cook in the 1770 as they reminded him of the chimney stacks of the glass manufacturing plants. Who knew!
The drive was stunning with the surrounding forests on the both sides of the road, then you reach clearings where more and more mountains start popping up.
There were many mountains to choose from but we decided to Climb Mt Ngungun. It was a short 2.8km return trip. I thought it was quite as easy hike but I do walk a fair bit every day. Some parts were very steep, but the track had rock stairs to help you through those parts.
Half way up the track you get a great view of Mt Tibrogargan!
Here are some views from the top!
The mountains are a series of Volcanic plugs, the volcanoes were active around 25 million years ago.
We highly recommend this spot if you’re wanting to see some amazing sights and explore some of Queensland’s coolest mountains! It’s so much fun and only 1 hour from the big city of Brisbane!
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