Saturday, May 3, 2014

Glass House Mountains

A half-day trip to Glass House Mountains in the hinterland of Sunshine Coast, about 2 hours from Gold Coast by car. The 11 peaks are the remnants of volcanoes from 26 million years ago. Unlike the Gold Coast hinterland, the area around the peaks is almost flat.

Start of the Mt Ngungun track, 2.4 km return.
As you can see the spelling of the park name is not consistent. This sign has "Glasshouse Mountains", but the official park website has "Glass House Mountains".

Don't leave valuables in the car.
A good advice, but how about putting up a camera, and catching the thief, instead of putting the signs?

A cave halfway to the top.
Mt Tibrogargan 364m and Mt Beerburrum 280m behind it and to the right.
The twin peaks of Mt Coochin, 235m, and Mt Mellum far behind them.

Mt Beerwah 556m (pyramid shape) and Mt Coonowrin 377m
 (wizard's hat) in front of it and to the right.

From left to right: Mt Cooee (a hill really), Mt Tibrogargan 364m,
Mt Beerburrum 280m, Mt Tibberoowuccum 220m.
A small tree near the summit with a smooth pink bark.