On the Sunshine Coast, at 70 km to the northeast of Brisbane stands the Glass House Mountains National Park which happens to be one of the finest Excursions from Brisbane. Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland in Australia is actually the third biggest city in the country. The interesting geography and pleasing climate of the city draws a large number of tourists from different countries of the world. People come to look at the various intricacies and subtleties of the place and its people.
The flat plain in the Glass House Mountains National Park is dotted with volcanic plugs. Apparently formed of rhylite and trachtyte, lavas which solidified inside the vents of tertiary volcanoes that were affected by 25 million years of erosion, it serves as a wonderful tourist attraction for the visitors. Discovered and named by James Cook in 1770, it was so called by him because it appeared as huge glass houses while he visited the area.
Enlisted below are the respective heights of the Glass House Mountains:
|Mount Coonowrin or Crookneck
|Mount Tunbubudla or the Twins
||312 and 293 m
|Wild Horse Mountain
Strangely enough the Glass House Mountains adhere to substantial spiritual significance to the aborigines. However, rock climbing, trekking and mountaineering are some of the most interesting activities in the Glass House Mountains National Park.
The Beerburrum State Forests bordering the Glass House Mountains National Park offer captivating natural views and are ideal spots for picnic and outdoor activities.
The site can be reached by bus which ply regularly between the town of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Hinterland and Brisbane; by rail from Brisbane to Sunshine Coast and by air as Brisbane Domestic and International Airport is hardly 30 minutes drive north of the mountains. A visit to the Glass House Mountains National Park on any of your Brisbane Tours will definitely prove extremely enjoyable for a true nature lover.
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