Glass House Mountains lookout track
Enjoy this short, photogenic walk through a variety of forest types that grow around Glass House Mountains lookout.
- Journey type
- 800m one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
- Time suggested
- Allow 45min walking time.
- Grade 3 walking track
- Conventional vehicle
- Lookout (natural and constructed)
- Toilets (non-flush)
- Photo credit: Cheryl Thomson © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: © MJL Photography
- Photo credit: © Ross Naumann
From the Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area, follow this short walk through scribbly gum forest taking time to stop and listen for birdlife, watch for reptiles in the heathy understorey and look for the colourful wildflowers.
This track follows along the side of the hill, then heads down through a wet eucalypt forest gully with many rainforest species. As you continue, you’ll venture uphill through ironbark and tallowwood eucalypt forest to the day-use area.
While you're at the Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area, it’s a great place for a leisurely picnic or barbecue and to look at the fire tower’s informative displays and excellent Glass House Mountains panoramic views.
Getting there and getting around
Glass House Mountains lookout track is in Beerburrum West State Forest on the Sunshine Coast.
The track starts at the Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area. All access roads to this 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.
- Glass House Mountains lookout day-use area is on Glass House–Woodford Road, 2.7km from the junction with Old Gympie Road.
Read more about forest access.
This walk is unsuitable for people using a wheelchair.
Before you visit
Beerburrum West State Forest is open 24 hours a day. For your safety, walk in daylight hours only.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.