The first Europeans to sight the Glass House Mountains were Captain Cook and his crew on the Endeavour on the 17th May 1770. Cook named the mountains 'The Glass Houses' because they reminded him of the glass kilns used back in England. In 1799 Matthew Flinders climbed Mt. Beerburrum, camping in the vicinity of the area now known as 'Matthew Flinders Park.'
There are a number of bushwalks in the Glass House Mountains region and good information on the walks can be found on the back of the 'Glass House Country' map available at local Visitor Information Centres within the Glass House Mountains region. The Glass House Mountains Info Centre in the town of Glass House Mountains is an excellent first port of call in any visit to the area.
The Glass House Mountains Lookout is easily reached by car. There are picnic and BBQ facilities at the lookout. There is also a short (800m circuit - Easy to Moderate) walk at the lookout, descending into the forest below the lookout before returning to the lookout. It is steep in sections, but relatively easy.
The Wild Horse Mountain (123m high) Lookout Track (Easy to Moderate) leads to the top and a fire tower with views over the surrounding area. This walk is reached via Bowen Road (Moffats - off Steve Irwin Way).
Mount Ngungun is 253m high. There is a 2.4km (about 2 hours) return walk of moderate difficulty, with steep and unstable sections, which can become slippery when wet. The walk is reached via Fullertons Road and is within Glass House Mountains National Park. From the town of Glass House Mountians, turn left on Reed Street, left onto Burgess Street, left onto Coonowrin Road and then right onto Fullertons Road. Great views of the various mountain peaks can be had from the top.
There are a number of attractions and walks at Mount Tibrogargan (364m high). These include the following:
Mountain View Lookout - 800m Return The Mountain View Lookout walk is a 800m return walk of moderate difficulty from the carpark.
Tibrogargan Circuit - 3.3km Circuit The Tibrogargan Circuit is a 3.3km track of moderate difficulty around the base of Mount Tibrogargan.
Trachyte Circuit - 5.6km Return The Trachyte Circuit is a 5.6km return walk of moderate difficulty from the carpark. The walk includes Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Tibberoowuccum, the Trachyte Range and the Jack Ferris Lookout.
Mount Tibrogargan Summit - 3km Return The Mount Tibrogargan Summit walk is a 3km walk of great difficulty, including seections of rock climbing and areas that are very slippery when wet.
Dularcha National Park will have its own web page when time permits.
The Tunnel Track (6km Return - Relatively Easy) in Dularcha National Park includes the heritage listed railway tunnel that is home to many bats. The idea with this walk is to park at the Landsborough Railway Station and catch a train to Mooloolah, before walking back to your car via the Tunnel Track.