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Glass House Mountains
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Mount Beerwah.jpg
Mount Beerwah, 2005
Population
Postcode(s) 4518
Location
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Beerwah
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Localities around Glass House Mountains:
Commissioners Flat
Peachester
Beerwah Coochin Creek
Woodford Glass House Mountains Coochin Creek
Woodford Beerburrum Beerburrum

Glass House Mountains (also spelled Glasshouse Mountains) is a hinterland town of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, named after the famous Glass House Mountains of the area. It is located approximately 64 kilometres (40 mi) north of Brisbane, belonging to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council local government area . Colloquially it is often known simply as "Glasshouse". At the 2011 census, Glass House Mountains had a population of 4,791.

Transport

The town also has a train station and a railway line that runs northwards towards Northern Queensland and southwards to Brisbane.

History

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.

Heritage listings

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
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