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Glass House Mountains Lookout

Sunshine Coast

Beerburrum West State Forest


Distance (kms):

0.1 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 30 mins

Elevation gain (m):

5 m

Max. elevation (m):

183 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 1)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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Enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Glass House Mountains from the lookout, or the fire tower, and enjoy the picnic facilities.

This heavily trafficked location is found at a signed car park on the side of Glass House Woodford Road, approximately 2.8 kms from Old Gympie Road.

It is only a short walk from the car park to multiple lookouts, included a constructed platform and a small fire observation tower.

The panoramic views stretch across the Glass House Mountains, as far north as Maroochydore, and as far south as Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island), Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) and Brisbane.

From the location, take in views of the Mount Beerwah, Mount Tibrogargan, and Mount Coonowrin, as well as Mount Ngungun, Mount Beerburrum, Mount Tibberoowuccum, the Tunbubudla Twins, Mount Coochin, Mount Cooee and Miketeebumulgrai.

The views also stretch across the many farms and timber plantations in the surrounding area.

There is a beautiful picnic area nestled among the bush, including both covered and uncovered tables and BBQs, where you can sit and take in the views.

There is also the option for a short walk through the bushland, along the Glass House Mountains Lookout Track, which loops from one side of the day-use area to the other. 

Informative signage throughout the lookout area provides information on the surrounding peaks, as well as the history and culture of the area.

The lookout has a large car park, picnic tables (covered and uncovered) and toilets. The majority of the facilities are suitable for people using wheelchairs, however assistance may be required. 

Track: Concrete paths connect the various facilities in the day-use area. 

Difficulty: A very accessible lookout, suitable for all fitness levels and wheelchair accessible (some assistance may be required). 

Direction: This is an out-and-back walk that returns the way it came. 

getting there

The lookout is located on the side of Glass House Woodford Road in the Glass House Mountains (approximately 2.8 kms from Old Gympie Road), 1.5 hours drive north of Brisbane.

The car park is relatively large, but can still become very busy at peak times, such as weekends.

best time to go

This location can be visited year-round. Weekends and sunset are a particularly popular time.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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