Four Mindblowing Scenes from the Glasshouse Mountains National Park
Whether you visit in the morning, afternoon or even at night, there's something breathtaking around every bend and atop every mountain. Situated inland from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, here are four different peaks in the Glasshouse Mountains National Park that are open for scrambling:
1. Wildhorse Mountain
A short 300m steep concreted walk brings you atop this mountain. On the peak is a fire lookout that gives you stunning 360 degree views.
2. Mt Ngungun
It takes about 20-30 minutes to summit Mt Ngungun going at a brisk pace. After scrambling the last few metres, you're greeted by breathtaking views of Mt Coonowrin and Mt Beerwah. This is a favourite amongst locals to watch the sunset.
3. Mt Tibrogargan
Tibrogargan can either be scrambled up one elevation which will take you approximately 1-2 hours, maybe less if you're quick on your feet. For more of a challenge, it can be climbed using ropes up the opposite face.
4. Mt Beerwah
Recently re opened to the public, Mt Beerwah is the highest of all the Glasshouse Mountains and provides sweeping views of the landscape below. With its added height is added difficulty, the first few hundred metres are a near vertical scramble up some incredibly slippery rock. If you can get over your fear of heights then push on to be rewarded at the summit!
This group of mountains are surrounded by pine plantations which are also great for exploring both by 4x4 and on foot.
So what are you waiting for?
Written by Matt Lamberth. Photos also by Matt.
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