Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Climb the fire tower at the Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area for stunning views. Photo credit: Cheryl Thomson © Qld Govt.

Head to Coochin Creek in Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests and enjoy fishing, canoeing, camping and picnicking. Photo credit: Tomek.Z.Genek © Queensland Government

Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area

Picnic with a breathtaking panorama from the Glass House Mountains to Moreton Bay, then enjoy a short ramble through the forest.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Enjoy a picnic or barbecue as you soak up the views. Study the signs at the stonewall lookout area to identify the various peaks of the well-known Glasshouse Mountains.

Gain an even better vantage point from the fire observation tower, and find out more here about the history and culture of the area.

Take a short stroll along the Glass House Mountains lookout track, which starts at one side of the day-use area and returns on the other side.

Capture that picture-perfect postcard shot as you photograph the panoramic views over the Glass House Mountains, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Moreton Island and Brisbane.

Getting there and getting around

Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area is in Beerburrum and Beerwah state forests on the Sunshine Coast.

The day-use area is on Glass House–Woodford Road. All access roads to the site are sealed and suitable for conventional vehicles.

  • From the Bruce Highway, turn onto Steve Irwin Way.
  • From Steve Irwin Way there are multiple routes to Old Gympie Road—from Beerburrum via the Beerburrum-Woodford Road; from Beerwah via the Kilcoy–Beerwah Road; or from just south of Glass House Mountains via Barrs and Marshs Roads.
  • Turn off Old Gympie Road onto Glass House–Woodford Road and drive 2.7km to the day-use area.

Wheelchair access

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets and picnic tables.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Beerburrum and Beerwah safely.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.