Visiting Glass House Mountains safely
From Brisbane, follow the Bruce Highway north, take the Glass House Mountains tourist drive turn-off and follow the signs to the Glass House Mountains.
The Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre is a great place to visit first for an orientation to the area. It is located at Settler's Rotary Park on Bruce Parade, corner of Reed Street, Glass House Mountains.
Within the national park, there are separate entrance points to each of the recreation nodes around the mountain peaks—Beerburrum, Beerwah, Ngungun and Tibrogargan entrances.
Refer to the Glass House Mountains and surrounds map for access routes to each recreation node.
The Glass House Mountains lookout is close by, in Beerburrum West State Forest.
The toilets and a number of picnic tables at the Tibrogargan trailhead are wheelchair accessible—the access surface is gravel and grass. There are no wheelchair accessible walking tracks in the Glass House Mountains National Park.
- You can enjoy a variety of activities at the Glass House Mountains. Choose activities that suit the skills, experience and fitness of your group. Pace yourself to suit your ability and fitness levels.
- If you are thinking of climbing any of the peaks, please watch this safety video first:
The Glass House Mountains are not easy climbs. It is important to be prepared so that you can have a safe and enjoyable visit. Take six minutes to watch this safety video. It could help…
The Glass House Mountains are not easy climbs. It is important to be prepared so that you can have a safe and enjoyable visit. Take six minutes to watch this safety video. It could help save you from having to stay overnight or be rescued.
Safety tips for you and your group
- Avoid exploring the park during wet weather. Tracks and rock surfaces can be slippery, especially after rain.
- Do not venture into the forest if you can see a fire; or the weather is extremely hot.
- Start longer walks at cooler times of the day to avoid heat exhaustion on hot days.
- Plan to complete your activity before dark.
- Stay away from cliff edges.
- Be aware of those walking and climbing below—be careful not to dislodge rocks.
- Never walk alone—if something happens to you, someone in your group can go for help.
- Supervise children at all times.
- Carry sufficient drinking water, a mobile phone and insect repellent.
- Carry a first aid-kit and know how to use it.
- Wear suitable, enclosed shoes.
- Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat and long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
- Tell friends or family where you are going and when you expect to return. If you change your plans, inform them.
- Observe and comply with all regulatory signs.
Read additional safety information specifically for Yul-yan-man track.
For more general safety information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Essentials to bring
- Adequate drinking water
- First-aid kit and insect repellent
- Mobile phone
- For bushwalking: suitable shoes, sunscreen, a hat and long-sleeved shirt
- For climbing and summit routes, a helmet is to be worn in rock fall areas.
For your safety, it is recommended you visit Glass House Mountains National Park in daylight hours only.
Domestic animals are not permitted in Glass House Mountains National Park.
Climate and weather
The Glass House Mountains area has a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature usually ranges from 18°C to 30°C in summer and 11°C to 20°C in winter. During summer you may encounter temperatures in excess of 35°C. Plan your visit to avoid the midday heat—begin your activity early in the day. Always check the current weather forecast before you visit.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available at Beerwah and other towns in the region. For more information see the tourism information links.