In the Glass House Mountains, remnants of the open eucalypt woodland and mountain heath vegetation, which once covered the coastal plains, provide a home for an interesting variety of wildlife including 26 rare and threatened plants.
This walk takes you through open eucalypt forest past the picnic area and up some steps to a lookout. As you continue up a very steep cliff, you walk through a pocket of closed forest with tall turpentine trees believed to be about 200 years old. On the way, you will see columnar trachyte, a volcanic rock.
This challenging walk is recommended for experienced climbers only. This walk is very steep and slippery when wet.
Take plenty of drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen. Wear sturdy shoes and be careful walking on loose scree. Be aware that walkers above you may dislodge rocks.
Allow plenty of time to complete your walk in daylight. This is the toughest walk in the park and some sections of the route involve rock climbing.
Start the walk early morning and walk in the cooler months. Allow at least one day for the track to dry after rain.
The Mount Beerwah Track features: volcanic peaks, mountain heath vegetation, open eucalypt woodland and coastal views. The walk is approximately 2.6 kilometres long, classified as a difficult walk and should take between three and four hours to complete.
Currently closed - check current status on-line at www.derm.qld.gov.au or by phoning 1300 130 372. This challenging climb is recommended for experienced climbers only. It is very steep and should not be attempted in wet conditions. Leave early in the day and allow plenty of time to return in daylight. Take plenty of drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen. Wear sturdy shoes and be careful walking on loose scree. Never climb alone. Make sure you let a responsible person know your plans and who to contact should you fail to return on time. If you change your plans inform them. Observe and comply with all regulatory signs.
How To Get There
The Glass House Mountains are west of the old highway between Beerburrum and Beerwah. Access to Mount Beerwah is from the Glass House Mountains township via Coonowrin and Mount Beerwah Road.
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