Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

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Glass House Mountains lookout track

Be rewarded by panoramic views of the Glass House Mountains, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Moreton Island and Brisbane on this short, photogenic circuit.

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

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 easy track along the side of the hill through open scribbly gum forest with grass trees, and down through a wet eucalypt forest gully with emergent rainforest species.

Enjoy awesome views of the Glass House Mountains and surrounds from lookouts, then continue on the sometimes steep track through ironbark and tallowwood eucalypt forests back to the day-use area.

While you're at the day-use area, check out the fire tower for wider panoramic views of the Glass House Mountains. After your walk, enjoy a picnic with panoramic views as your backdrop.

Getting there and getting around

Glass House Mountains lookout track is in Beerburrum and Beerwah state forests 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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Glass House Mountains lookout track 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 and Walk with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.