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Glass House Mountains National Park: Mt Beerburrum Summit Walk

Glass House Mountains National Park: Mt Beerburrum Summit Walk
Beerburrum
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1.5km
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Enjoy 360 degree views from a fire lookout platform atop of this Glass House Mountain summit.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers with strong legs / some stamina.

HIGHLIGHTS
If you thought Wild Horse Mountain was hard on your calves, wait till you try this one. The path itself is an impressive bit of road building. It provides access to a fire look-out on top of Mt. Beerburrum that is manned during high fire danger conditions to keep and eye on the surrounding forestry area.

From the new trail head signage in the state school car park it’s a nice walk up thru a gully on the side of the mountain until you get to the old trail head from here the cement path begins. There is a giant Strangler figure to admire and rest in its shade before starting the real climb.

The plus about this walk is its paved over the last 200 metres to the summit and there is a great stone seat and viewing spot halfway up. The view from the top is not bad either. Climb the fire lookout platform to the first deck and take your time looking in each direction. You’ll discover that Matthew Flinders, along with his indigenous guide, Bongaree, and two seamen, climbed Mt Beerburrum, in 1799.

AFTERWARDS
As you return to the Beerburrum school car park, why not follow the Soldiers Settlers' Trail to the Old Beerburrum Cemetery. You can continue on this trail to do a circuit out to Matthew Flinders park and come back to Beerburrum via the Old North Coast Road.

For refreshments there is Coffee right there in Beerburrum township and another cafe which serves great coffees and lunches in a lovely setting is not far away on Steve Irwin Way.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Heading South on Steve Irwin Way turn right into Beerburrum Road (Beerburrum township).
Heading north on the M1/ Bruce Highway, take Steve Irwin Way and approx. 5 km later you will turn into Beerburrum Rd.

On Beerburrum Road you'll shortly pass the railway line, Parrot Park and the Beerburrum School. Turn right here where you see the blue cemetery sign and park in the car park next to the school. Look for the trails head signage and follow the trail to the summit from there.

The nearest public’s toilets are at Parrot Park, close by in Beerburrum to pop into before or after the walk.

To the end point: It’s the same as your starting point – this is an up and back route.

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  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
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  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
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  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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