Glasshouse Country
© Bob Waldock
Glasshouse Country The    original    Glass    House    Mountains    and    Glasshouse    Country    website,    covering, Beerburrum,    Beerwah,    Glasshouse    Mountains,    Landsborough,    Mooloolah    Valley, Peachester.   The   area   around   the   Glass   House   Mountains   is   known   locally   as   Glass   House   Country.   The   town itself   is   located   on   the   historic   route   to   the   Gympie   goldfields,   the   track   being   opened   up   and   made traversable   by   the   Cobb   &   Co.   coaching   company   in   the   1860's.   The   township   grew   up   around   the staging   station,   now   an   historic   listed   building   known   as   Bankfoot   House   which   is   open   to   the   public by   appointment.   The   staging   yards   opposite   are   still   in   existence   and   a   restored   Cobb   &   Co.   coach can be viewed at the museum located there. Known   for   its   rich   volcanic   soil,   it   is   no   surprise   that   crops   such   as   Pineapples,   Strawberries, Avocado,   Macadamia   nuts   and   Lychee   are   grown   extensively   in   the   region.   Back   packers   and   fruit pickers   come   from   all   over   the   world   to   work   here   at   harvest   time.   Until   recently   tobacco   was   also farmed.   Now,   one   of   Queensland's   largest   commercial   pine   tree   plantations   is   obvious   as   the traveller   criss-crosses   the   area,   surrounding   the   ancient   peaks   of   the   mountains   which   are   sacred sites to the local indigenous traditional land owners. The   whole   Sunshine   Coast   region   is   full   of   natural   beauty,   from   the   spectacular   coastline   to   the inviting   hinterland.   We   have   a   good   rail   network,   public   transport   and   2   major   airports   within   an hour's   drive,   making   the   region   easily   accessible   to   the   many   visitors   who   come   here   and   enjoy   our warm climate all year round.
Glasshouse Country
Glasshouse Country The   original   Glass   House   Mountains   and Glasshouse    Country    website,    covering, Beerburrum,        Beerwah,        Glasshouse Mountains,      Landsborough,      Mooloolah Valley, Peachester.   The   area   around   the   Glass   House   Mountains   is known    locally    as    Glass    House    Country.    The town   itself   is   located   on   the   historic   route   to   the Gympie   goldfields,   the   track   being   opened   up and    made    traversable    by    the    Cobb    &    Co. coaching   company   in   the   1860's.   The   township grew    up    around    the    staging    station,    now    an historic     listed     building     known     as     Bankfoot House     which     is     open     to     the     public     by appointment.   The    staging    yards    opposite    are still   in   existence   and   a   restored   Cobb   &   Co. coach   can   be   viewed   at   the   museum   located there. Known   for   its   rich   volcanic   soil,   it   is   no   surprise that    crops    such    as    Pineapples,    Strawberries, Avocado,    Macadamia    nuts    and    Lychee    are grown   extensively   in   the   region.   Back   packers and   fruit   pickers   come   from   all   over   the   world   to work     here     at     harvest     time.     Until     recently tobacco     was     also     farmed.     Now,     one     of Queensland's     largest     commercial     pine     tree plantations    is    obvious    as    the    traveller    criss- crosses     the     area,     surrounding     the     ancient peaks   of   the   mountains   which   are   sacred   sites to the local indigenous traditional land owners. The    whole    Sunshine    Coast    region    is    full    of natural   beauty,   from   the   spectacular   coastline to   the   inviting   hinterland.   We   have   a   good   rail network,   public   transport   and   2   major   airports within   an   hour's   drive,   making   the   region   easily accessible   to   the   many   visitors   who   come   here and enjoy our warm climate all year round.