Glasshouse Mountains, Beerwah and Beerburrum

Glasshouse Mountains

Glass House Mountains (also spelt Glasshouse Mountains) is a hinterland town behind Caloundra on Sunshine Coast. It was named by Captain Cook and is located approximately 64 km north of Brisbane.

The town’s population is about 4450, and many of its original foundations were built on sugarcane, pineapple and farming. The town also has a train station and a railway line that runs northwards towards Northern Queensland and southwards to BrisbaneFree QPAC Events July – December 2013. Read more … ».

The township of Beerwah is located in this region, a popular tourist destination, being home to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.

Beerwah is approximately 80 km north of Brisbane, and just south of Landsborough. Beerwah is most commonly accessed via the newly named Steve Irwin Way (formerly known as the Glasshouse Mountains Tourist Route), off the Bruce Highway, which bypassed the town in 1985. Beerwah is a growing hinterland town, with the Australia ZooLone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Read more … » attraction on its doorstep, and transport links to Brisbane and northbound destinations at Beerwah railway station, located along the Nambour and Gympie North railway line.

Beerburrum is a small town that is located close to the Glass House Mountains 60 km north of the state capital, Brisbane, in the Sunshine Coast. The name is derived from that of a nearby mountain, Mount Beerburrum: in the language of the IndigenousKabi nation, bir means green parrot and burru mountain. At the 2006, Beerburrum had a population of 288. The village was bypassed by the Bruce Highway in the early 1970s, and that road was itself superseded by the current road to the East in 1985.

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