The Glass House Mountains
Our home is a nine acre property at the Glass House Mountains, about an hours drive north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Here we are bordered by National Park and State Forest and the most maginicent views, our home being the last property before the Glass House Mountains Lookout.
The Glass House Mountains are the remnants of volcanoes that were active approximately 25-27 million years ago. They are a series of 13 breathtaking peaks, which rise dramatically from the surrounding Sunshine Coast landscape offering panoramic views and a rich aboriginal history. The Glass House Mountains were named by Lieutenant Captain James Cook in 1770.
In The Genesis of Queensland (1888), the following extract from Cook's journal on Thursday, 17 May 1770 noted:
"These hills lie but a little way inland, and not far from each other, they are remarkable for the singular form of their elevation, which very much resembles a glasshouse for this reason I called them the Glass Houses..."
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