Glasshouse Mountains Campground, QLD

Day 262 – 5th November 2011
Glasshouse Mountains Campground, QLD

After breaky we had a look through Kenilworth, a pleasant little town, before driving via Obi Obi Road to Mapleton Falls National Park. At the national park and along the way at the Hugh Cochrane and Wayne’s Lookouts we enjoyed nice views over Obi Obi Valley. Next we continued on to Kondalilla Falls National Park where the falls circuit took us to the bottom of the falls and back up the escarpment via a rockpool (4.7km loop – 1h30). During the walk it had started to rain slightly so we drove on to Montville where we took a walk through the main street and had a coffee at one of the many local cafes. Afterwards we turned off to Lake Baroon National Park where we had lunch and were hoping the weather would clear. We continued travelling along the scenic drive with a stop at Gerrards Lookout offering great views towards the coast and a visit to Maleny Cheese shop where we bought some yummy gorgonzola. Next we drove to Mary Cairncross Park where we had a great view over the Glass House Mountains and we took a walk through the rainforest. On our way again we drove via Mountain view Road to Maleny with a stop at the McCarthys Lookout offering a 360 degree view over the surrounding area to the sunshine coast, hinterland and Glass House Mountains. The weather was starting to clear up so we decided to continue on to the scenic Glass House Mountains Lookout with views over these volcanic peaks named by Captain Cook as they resembled glasshouses.

Kenilworth Main Street

Hugh Cochrane Lookout

Wayne's Lookout

Obi Obi Valley

Kondalilla NP

Lookout at Kondalilla NP

Kondalilla Rockpool

Kondalilla Falls

Big tree

Kondalilla Falls

Creek bed

Walk in Kondalilla NP


Lookout at Montville

Montville Main Street

Montville Main Street

A Great Read Cafe

View over Lake Baroon

Gerrards Lookout

Maleny Cheese

View of the Glass House Mountains

Mary Cairncross walk

View of the Glass House Mountains from McCarthys Lookout

View of the coast from McCarthys Lookout

View of Mt Beerwah and Mt Coonowrin

View from Glass House Mountains Lookout
View from Glass House Mountains Lookout

Mt Tibrogargan

Mt Coonowrin

Mt Beerwah

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