© Bob Waldock
Glasshouse Country
The   original   Glass   House   Mountains   and   Glasshouse   Country   website,   covering, Beerburrum,   Beerwah,   Glasshouse   Mountains,   Landsborough,   Mooloolah   Valley and   Peachester.   Established   in   2003   to   introduced   the   Glasshouse   Business   and Tourism Group for the first time. Back   in   2002,   when   my   wife   and   I   moved   to   Glasshouse,   there   was   no   web based   information   on   the   Glass   House   Mountains   so   I   donated   my   time   to   the Glasshouse   Business   and   Tourism   Group   and   built   a   basic   website   for   them,   with a   focus   on   local   business.   Then,   recognising   the   need   for   another   information resource   to   service   the   local   community   as   well   as   tourists,   I   also   developed   my own   website   for   the   Glasshouse   Country   region.   After   a   series   of   health   issues,   I am   glad   to   say   we   are   now   back   on-line   in   a   brand   new   format   with   up   to   date information   on   local   amenities,   facilities   and   services   as   well   as   promotion   of   the area for visitors. 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,   avocadoes,   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 Mountains

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Glasshouse Country

Glasshouse Mountains

The     original     Glass     House     Mountains     and     Glasshouse Country       website,       covering,       Beerburrum,       Beerwah, Glasshouse   Mountains,   Landsborough,   Mooloolah   Valley   and Peachester.      Established      in      2003      to      introduced      the Glasshouse Business and Tourism Group for the first time. Back   in   2002,   when   my   wife   and   I   moved   to   Glasshouse, there   was   no   web   based   information   on   the   Glass   House Mountains   so   I   donated   my   time   to   the   Glasshouse   Business and   Tourism   Group   and   built   a   basic   website   for   them,   with   a focus    on    local    business.    Then,    recognising    the    need    for another   information   resource   to   service   the   local   community as   well   as   tourists,   I   also   developed   my   own   website   for   the Glasshouse   Country   region.   After   a   series   of   health   issues,   I am   glad   to   say   we   are   now   back   on-line   in   a   brand   new format   with   up   to   date   information   on   local   amenities,   facilities and services as well as promotion of the area for visitors. 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,    avocadoes,    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.