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These photographs of the Glass House Mountains National Park were taken in September 2005. My father and I were on a 6 week holiday in Australia. We started our holiday in Brisbane. One day we rented a car and drove up the Bruce Highway on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.
We were going to Noosa Beach and approx 70 km North of Brisbane we decided to stop at a gas station for lunch. While at the gas station we saw the Mountains in the distance. As we drove further along the Bruce Highway we saw a sign post for the Glass House Mountains National Park so we decided to go and have a closer look.
We didn't go tramping or anything. We just photographed the Mountains from a distance.
Glass House Mountains is a national park in Queensland (Australia), 70 km north of Brisbane. It consists of a flat plain punctuated by volcanic plugs, the cores of extinct volcanoes that formed 25 million to 27 million years ago. The mountains would once have had pyroclastic exteriors, but these have eroded away.
The Glass House Mountains were named by James Cook, the mountains at the time were wet from fresh rain. When Cook looked at the mountains at sea, the water reflected from the mountains and looked similar to the glasshouses in England. Hence Cook named them the Glasshouse Mountains.
Mount Beerwah, 555 m
Mount Coochin, 235 m
Mount Coonowrin or Crookneck, 377 m
Mount Elimbah, 129 m
Mount Miketeebumulgrai, 199 m
Mount Ngungun, 253 m
Mount Tibberoowuccum, 220 m
Mount Tibrogargan, 364 m
Mount Tunbubudla or the Twins, 312 and 293 m
Wild Horse Mountain, 123 m
Area: 8.83 km²
Coordinates: 26º 50'51"S, 152º 57'15"E
Date of establishment: 1994
Managing authorities: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
IUCN category: II