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“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” – Ansel Adams.

Where is the best place to photograph the Glasshouse Mountains?

The best place to photograph the Glasshouse Mountains is Wild Horse Mountain Lookout located at Johnston Road, Caboolture, Queensland.

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For the best place to photograph the Glasshouse Mountains in South East Queensland, you should head towards Johnston Road near Caboolture. 

If traveling from Brisbane, take the M1 Motorway and get off at Exit 171 (Johnston Road). Cross over the motorway and travel straight ahead on a narrow sealed road. Follow the road as it veers to the right and continue on it till you reach the car park for the Wild Horse Mountain Lookout.

From the car park, take the service road up to the lookout. You will need to walk up the steep 700m path as it is accessible only to fire trucks and the forestry service vehicles. From the top you will be rewarded with breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains and across Pumicestone Passage and Bribie and Moreton Islands.

*Tip: if planning to stay and watch the sunset remember to take a torch. There are no street lights and the path down to the car park is very steep.

*Bonus Tip: Look out for snakes on or near the path!!

When is the best time to photograph the Glasshouse Mountains?

For a view of the Glasshouse Mountains, you should take your photograph at sunset.

For a view of Pumicestone Passage and Bribie and Moreton Islands, you should take your photograph at sunrise.

The Glass House Mountain peaks are a distinctive landmark in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Craggy peaks tower over a scenic patchwork of pine plantations, bushland and cultivated fields. Many of the peaks are protected in Glass House Mountains National Par, and are listed on the Queensland and National Heritage Register as a landscape of national significance.

Named by Lieutenant James Cook during his epic voyage along Australia’s east coast, the Glass House Mountains are intrusive plugs formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago.

The peaks are known as Mount Beerburrum, Mount Beerwah, Mount Coochin, Mount Coonowrin (Crookneck), Mount Elimbah (The Saddleback), Mount Ngungun, Mount Tibberoowuccum, Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Tunbubudla (The Twins), Wild Horse Mountain (Round Mountain) and Mount Miketeebumulgrai.

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