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Glass House Mountains National Park: Mathew Flinders Park to Jack Ferris Lookout

Glass House Mountains National Park: Mathew Flinders Park to Jack Ferris Lookout
Beerburrum
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3.9km
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One-way

A great way to experience view Tibrogargan without the crowds.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for most walkers and mountain bikers.

HIGHLIGHTS
This trail from Matthew Flinders Park to Jack Ferris Lookout is a neat, mostly level, trail that puts you right in the midst of the Glass House Mountains. It starts at Matthew Flinders Park, where it can be easier to park on weekends. Head west under the rail bridge and along the quiet Caves Road with macadamia orchards on your left and tall gums and other trees on your right.

Along this section of the road you can – at the right time of day – encounter large flocks of black cockatoos. Back at Matthew Flinders Park there are some interesting information boards to round out this experience, including a cairn that commemorates the site nearby where Matthew Flinders camped in July 1799. There are toilets here and sheltered picnic tables and water.

AFTERWARDS
To continue a connection with Matthew Flinders why not climb Mount Beerburrum, which Flinders summitted in 1799. The climb, accessible from Beerburrum (just south of Mattew Flinders Park) is the quickest way to get some heights and 360 degree views of the area.

Just north of here, on Steve Iwin Way, is a great little coffee shop called Fresca. It’s well worth calling in. Buy a coffee and they'll happily refill your water bottles.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Matthew Flinders Park is located just off Steve Irwin Way, approximately 2.5 km north of Beerburrum and 6 km south of the township of Glass House Mountains.

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

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  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
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  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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