Glass House Mountains

Like sleeping giants, the dormant volcanic plugs that are the Glass House Mountains rise from the forested Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Their craggy peaks are a magnet for rock climbers, but we’ll let you in on a secret: there are easier paths that lead to the tops of the Glass House Mountains as well. Hidden caves and sprawling vistas only add to the mystical appeal of this region. ‘Glasshouse’ as the locals call their township, has some shops and historic attractions. From there it’s just a short drive to the popular Australia Zoo, managed by the world-famous Irwin family.