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Glass House Mountains National Park: Tibrogargan Circuit

Glass House Mountains National Park: Tibrogargan Circuit
Glass House Mountains
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4.1km
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Walk the base circuit of Mount Tibrogargan and delight in this well crafted track with views.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers, not too much elevation.

HIGHLIGHTS
This walk through open eucalypt and casuarina woodland will best reward you in mornings, or evenings when the sheer rock cliffs of the mountains are highlighted. Tibrogargan’s giant face gazes eastward, and can take on different moods at different times. Right below it there is a rest stop to sit back and absorb his countenance.

There is a mountain view lookout on the back of the mountain. As well, some surrounding mountains such as Cooee and Tiberwoowuccum are glimpsed from different sections of the track.

The care taken to construct the trail is evident in the crafted rock arch bridges. All in all probably the Number 1 non-summit walk of the famous Glasshouse Mountains.

AFTERWARDS
If you are feeling particularly energetic you can do the longer Trachyte Circuit or walk to and back from the Intepretive Centre in the town of Glass House Mountains. Each outing will add approximately 6 km to your day.

Otherwise pop in your car and drive to the township to visit the information centre and grab a snack in town at the various offerings available.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Mount Tibrogargan is located between Beerburrum and Glass House Mountains townships, off Marshs and Barrs Roads.

Head to the township of Glass House Mountains off Steve Irwin Way (off M1). Continue driving south and turn right into into Barrs Road, which meets the car park entrance at Marshs Road (opposite a dragon fruit farm).

Driving from the South, take the Beerburrum Road off Steve Irwin Way, turn right into Beerburrum Woodford Road and right into Old Gympie Road. Turn right into Marshs Road and the car park will be about 1 km along this road on your right. The walk starts from the car pack.

To the end point: The end point is the same as your starting point.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
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Review Date: 17/05/2019

This is a great walk for families wanting to experience the glasshouse mountains. It's easy enough - my children 6-11 enjoyed the track, and the path is well maintained. It's scenic and really enjoyable as you feel the presence of the mountain rising up beside you. We'd do this walk again.

Reviewed By: Michelle

Review Date: 07/04/2019

This walk is fantastic for the whole family. There are picnic tables and toilets at the base of the mountain and a decent size car park. I went with my two children 11 and 7 and carried my baby in a baby carrier. The track is shaded and well maintained with a few hills that are worth it as you get to a picturesque lookout. There are seats along the way if you need a rest. We arrived early at 7am and enjoyed the cooler weather. My tip is that you will need to apply mozzie repelant as they where pretty bad & take a snack to enjoy up at the lookout.

Reviewed By: Bethany

Review Date: 02/11/2018

A nice and simple stroll around the base of Mt Tibrogargan whilst marveling at the sheer size of the mountain itself. Would recommend to do this early to mid in the morning to ensure the eastern face of the mountain is lit up with the suns rays. There are plenty of other hikes within this region if you're still feeling energetic afterwards.

Reviewed By: Adam

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  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
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    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
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