Explore Brisbane | Glass House Mountains Lookout

mt ngungun glass house mountains

The Glass House Mountains are iconic to the Sunshine Coast, and you can even see them from high points in Brisbane, for example, from the summit of Clear Mountain.

A few years ago, we climbed Mt Ngungun with the kids, but we never knew about the beautiful Glass House Mountains Lookout nearby until recently.

Climbing Mt Ngungun

Glass House Mountain Lookout

Glass House Mountains Lookout is a lovely spot, about 1 hour drive north of Brisbane in the Beerburrum West State Forest.  Pine trees plantations stretch out in neat rows, interrupted by volcanic peaks and eucalypt forests. It’s so beautiful! Have a look!

glass house mountains lookout

glass house mountains lookout

glass house mountains lookout

glass house mountains lookout

glass house mountains lookout -- bottle brush

glass house mountains lookout -- bottle brush


Beerburrum West State Forest

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Fun tips

  • Have a picnic
  • Take photos
  • Do a nature hunt
  • Do a bush walk (tracks range from easy to very challenging)
  • Bring paper and pens and do sketching
  • Count birds
  • Stop at the lookout on the way home from visiting the Sunhine Coast beaches
  • Borrow a native flower book from the library and look for plants, like the bottle brush
  • Collect pine cones along the road and do pine cone crafts or decoration when you’re at home

Close by

  • Australia Zoo
  • Sunshine Coast Beaches
  • Maleny

Getting There and Around the Park

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One response to “Explore Brisbane | Glass House Mountains Lookout”

  1. Jodie says:

    Great list of things to do with the kids in the glasshouse mountains area, however I would advise against collecting pine cones unless you’re in an area outside of state forests/parks. The department of National Parks, Sport and Racing specifically advises against collecting any plant material. The old ‘take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints’ adage definitely applies! It’s a beautiful part of the world 🙂

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