Starting from the Mount Beerwah Carpark, Glass House Mountains, this hike/climb takes you to the summit of Mount Beerwah and back, exploring the wet eucalypt forest. You’ll truly feel accomplished after the demanding climb, and the breathtaking 360 degree views from the top are bound to impress you. Being the highest volcanic neck of the Glass House Mountains, the summit of Beerwah will provide you panoramic views of the coast to the east and the gorgeous D'Aguilar Range to the west. The hardest part of the climb is at the start, and will test how prepared you are nicely. There are also small caves at the base of the mountain which you can explore. You’ll need at least 2 litres of water(per person) and snacks to minimize fatigue. Grippy climbing shoes are also a must. Try to find someone experienced to accompany if it’s going to be your first time. Aboriginal people do not climb these mountains out of respect to Jinibara. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn slight left onto Steve Irwin Way, 24 and drive for another 3.7 km
Turn left onto Beerburrum Road, 60 and drive for another 1 km
Turn right onto Beerburrum Woodford Road and drive for another 4 km
Keep right onto Old Gympie Road and drive for another 4.1 km
Turn left onto Mount Beerwah Road and drive for another 5.2 km
Turn left and drive for another 55 m
Turn left and drive for another 3 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Mount Beerwah Carpark off Mount Beerwah Road(4.55km northwest of intersection with Old Gympie Road), follow the dirt path towards the informational signpost. Join the walking track as you head towards the mountain. In about 120 metres, turn left and pass by the toilet(to your right) to continue along Mount Beerwah Climb.....
Directions & comments
After another 120 m turn left.
After another 50 m veer right.
Then pass the toilet (on your right).
After another 610 m pass the "Mount Beerwah" (90 m on your left).
Continue another 125 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 910 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Beerwah Climb
3 h to 5 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)