The Glasshouse Mountains
The Legend of Tibrogargan and Coonowrin
In the mythology of the region, Tibrogargan was the father of all the other Glass House Mountains except Beerwah, his wife. It was said that Tibrogargan saw a rising of the waters from the sea, and called to his son Coonowrin to take his mother Beerwah to a safe place; however, Coonowrin failed to do so, and in anger Tibrogargan clubbed Coonowrin and broke his neck.
About the Glasshouse Mountains
The Mountains are volcanic in geological make-up with Mount Coonowrin (right top) the steepest and standing at 377m. Mount Tibrogargan is the next steepest and is 364m high. Mount Beerwah at 556m is the highest of the Glasshouse Mountains yet the Western Border Track is one of the
more comfortable hikes for most visitors. Extreme care must be taken with some of the more challenging climbs and often inexperienced hikers are needed to be rescued from the steeper slopes of Tibrogargan.
Wonderful views of these fascinating natural structures can be had from the Glasshouse Mountain Lookout on the Glasshouse to Woodford Road and from Mary Cairncross Park on the Landsborough to Maleny Road.
Venture along the Montville Road to Mapleton and enjoy panoramic views of the Sunshine Coast from one of the many lookouts and parks along the way.
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