Glass House Mountains, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGlass House Mountains
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Mount Beerwah, 2005
|Population||5,065 (2016 census)|
|• Density||69.29/km2 (179.5/sq mi)|
|Area||73.1 km2 (28.2 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
|State electorate(s)||Glass House|
Glass House Mountains (also written Glasshouse Mountains or abbreviated to Glasshouse) is a rural hinterland town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the locality of Glass House Mountains had a population of 5,065 people.
The town also has a train station and a railway line that runs northwards towards Northern Queensland and southwards to Brisbane.
The original European farmers that settled in the area brought soccer with them, and it has remained a popular local sport. The soccer grounds were built mostly using resources donated by farmers.
The area was also used as a filming location for the movie Sinbad and The Minotaur, with Mount Coonowrin (Crookneck) (closed 1999), Mount Beerwah (closed 2009), Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Ngungun being shown predominantly throughout the movie.
Glass House Mountains has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 1998 Old Gympie Road: Bankfoot House
- Barrs Road: Glass House Mountains National Park and Beerburrum Forest Reserve
Glass House Mountains State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 58 Coonowrin Road (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 398 students with 26 teachers (23 full-time equivalent) and 20 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 391 students with 28 teachers (23 full-time equivalent) and 17 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent).
There is no secondary school in Glass House Mountains. The nearest government secondary school is Beerwah State High School in neighbouring Beerwah to the north.
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