Glass House Mountains National Park
James Cook was here
At the Glass House Mountains National Park, craggy volcanic peaks—named by Lt. James Cook—tower over beautiful hinterland scenery. Challenge yourself on a steep hike uphill or relax following an easier walking track and look for koalas, goannas, echidnas and grey kangaroos as you go. Be entertained by the laughing calls of kookaburras, and try to catch a glimpse of lorikeets, rosellas and even the endangered glossy black-cockatoo. Aboriginal people have used this area for ceremonies and trading for many centuries, and its spiritual significance continues today.
Location and getting there
70km N of Brisbane. Access is via the Bruce Hwy and Glass House Mountains Road.
Visitor facilities and opportunities
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