Monday, 13 October 2014

Glass House Mountains. Queensland, Australia.

We have arrived home from Queensland, whilst there we visited the Glass House Mountains National Park.  It's a heritage-listed national park in the Australian State of Queensland, 70km (43mi) north of Brisbane.  
The Park was established in 1944.  In 2010 the Queensland Government announced the expansion of the park to include an additional 2,117 hectares.

Glass House Mountains were named by Captain James Cook as he sailed north up the coast of what is now Queensland in 1770 as part of his incredible voyage aboard his ship HM Bark Endeavour.  They were so called as the shape of the mountains reminded him of the huge glass furnaces (glasshouses) back in his native Yorkshire.  Info via Wikipedia.
 




Mt. Coonowrin is one of the Glass House Mountains.

16 comments:

  1. Wow it is a fantastic landmark worth visiting. The tree with red flowers is lovely. Do you know what it is?

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  2. What a lovely area - I am also interested in the tree with red flowers - is it a Callistemon - bottlebrush tree?

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    1. Very pretty area Rosemary. Yes, a bottle brush :)

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  3. I remember seeing them. They are spectacular. The town nearby was nice. Nambour?

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    1. They are near Beerwah Andrew, down Steve Irwin Way.

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  4. Great photos. I'm ashamed to say that I have never been there.

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    1. Thanks. One day you will get there, it's not that far up the road :)

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