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Mount Beerwah

Mount Beerwah

Mount Beerwah is the tallest of the Glass House Mountains, featuring two peaks and one of the region’s most prominent mountains.

The north face is known for its inward cliff, which has been given the nickname Organ Pipes. There are several small caves located on the mountain base.

Mount Beerwah, Walk / Hike Track, Map, Height, Lookout, Car Parking, Qld

It’s an attractive destination for climbing though it’s only suitable for those with significant experience because the 2.6-kilometre-long climb takes around four hours. For safety, bring at least 2 litres of water, and it’s always recommended to climb with one other person.

The trail of Mount Beerwah is accessed through the picnic area. From here, you will walk through the eucalypt forest; then, the terrain changes to feature heath and banksias as you head to the summit. Once you get to the top, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Glass House Mountains, the coast, and on the west, the D’Aguilar Range. The walk is best done early in the morning before it gets too hot.

It is also worth noting that ascending the mountain should be avoided if it’s been raining. It will be almost impossible to climb because the rocks can be extremely steep, and you don’t want to get caught on the summit when it’s raining. If you don’t have much experience with hiking, especially up steep trails, you may be better off doing one of the more leisurely walks nearby.

The Aboriginal Jinibara people have tales about the mountains, depicting Beerwah as the ancestral and pregnant mother. At the same time, Tibrogargan is the father, and Ngungun is the dingo, while the rest of the mountains are their children. For the Jinibara people, the mountain is an important sacred place. Keep in mind that it’s important to be mindful about climbing with respect if you go up to be respectful to the Jinibara people.

Mount Beerwah is genuinely worth the experience; otherwise, you can still appreciate it from afar.

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