Rising above the landscape of Australia’s Sunshine Coast region are ancient and stoic looking peeks seemingly lost in time. Set amidst idyllic greenery, the Glass House Mountains are volcanic peaks that are part of a national park, perfect for some outdoor exploration.
The journey begins
From Brisbane, this site is about an hour away and you can use the Bruce Highway to get there. For a place to stay that is closer, you can consider Caloundra hotels; these make for an ideal base with properties such as Oaks Oasis Resort only a little over 30 minutes from the Glass House Mountains National Park.
A rich heritage
While the Glass House Mountains were named by the famed explorer, James Cook, it, in fact, was a place that was used by native Aboriginal people from a time long ago. It served the purpose of being both a place for trading as well as having special sites used for ceremonies; some of these sites are there to this day.
Flora & fauna
In the surrounding area, one will find a diverse ecosystem rich in flora and fauna. Grey kangaroos, koalas and echidnas are amongst the native wildlife that calls this area home, while woodlands, montane heath and forests are found in and around these volcanic peaks.
A day out at the Glass House Mountains offers plenty of adventure; embark along one of the special walking tracks, some of which take you up to the summit of certain mountains or engage in some thrilling rock climbing and abseiling.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+