These mountains got their name from Lieutenant James Cook in 1770. The National Park is 920 hectares and protects nine of the 16 mountain peaks.
The mountain peaks once acted as lava plugs within volcanic cones. Lush native vegetation and plenty of birds make this a great place for bushwalking. There is a variety of walks available at Mount Beerwah, Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Ngungun ranging from very easy to challenging climbs. There are no facilities or walking tracks at the remaining mounts in order to preserve their natural state.
We did the 800m return Glass House Mountains Lookout track. The track starts just behind picnic area at the lookout and takes you through a Eucalypt forest, down into a wet gully and back to the look out again.
There are quite a few lookouts with most offering toilets, picnic areas and walking trails. The Glass House Mountains is about 50 minutes drive north of Brisbane. Just follow the Bruce Highway and then take the turn off for the Glass House Mountains.