Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

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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
Walk
Distance
800m one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 45min walking time.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural and constructed)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Walking

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.

Wheelchair access

This walk is unsuitable for people using a wheelchair.

Before you visit

Opening hours

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.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Beerburrum and Beerwah safely and Walk with care.