Glass House Mountains
The Glass House Mountains are volcanic in origin, being a series of ancient volcanoes dating back to 27 million years ago. The large hard exposed cores are all that remains of the volanoes, with the softer exteriors of the mountains having been eroded away over time. In total there are about ten peaks ranging up to a highest of 555 metres, all named by their traditional Aboriginal names, so they can be a bit tricky to pronounce! Most peaks are located within the huge Glass House Mountains National Park, and are accessible for climbing, bushwalking and picnicing. It's a challenging climb to the peak of Mount Beerwah (the highest of the peaks) but the stunning views from the top are worth it.
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