Glass House Mountains

As the Endeavour headed up the east coast, Captain James Cook was reminded of the built structures of his homeland. When he saw these peaks and domes, he called them the Glass Houses. The Glass House Mountains are not particularly tall – up to 556 metres – but are very distinctive, each one separate from the other, surrounded by forests of scribbly gum, blackbutt, banksias, she-oaks and grasstrees. The mountains are the remaining plugs of old volcanoes and you can hike to the top of three of the peaks: Mount Beerwah, which is the highest, Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Ngungun.

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