Take a drive into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for some cooler temperatures during Summer to the Glass House Mountain circuit.
From Caloundra the Glass House Mountain drive is accessible from the Bruce Highway. When you approach the highway you’ll see a turn off for Tourist Drive 24 which will take you all along Steve Irwin Way. Simply follow this road until it re-joins the Bruce Highway further south.
Along the way you can stop at Ewen Maddock Dam just off Mooloolah Connection Road and have a dip in the water, picnic with a view or even go for a hike on one of the walking trails around the area.
Along Steve Irwin Drive at Landsborough is the world famous Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter. With over 1,200 animals and plenty of free shows throughout the day, it is absolutely full of wildlife action and adventure.
The town of Landsborough, one of the Hinterlands historic towns, is worthy of a stop to explore the Landsborough Museum and is a great place to grab a bite to eat and stretch the legs at one of the town’s many cafes and eateries.
The road takes you through strawberry farms, pineapple farms, macadamia nut farms and a wide variety of other horticulture and agriculture operations.
For the final stretch of the drive the road runs through the Glass House Mountains National Park where you’ll enjoy the distinctive scenery dotted with volcanic plugs rising out of the trees.
There are plenty of sealed and unsealed roads throughout the park that will take you to lookouts and walking tracks. From the lookout you can see Mt Beerburrum, Mt Tunbubudula (The Twins), Mt Miketeebumulgrai, Mt Ngungun, Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Tibberoowuccum, Mt Coonowrin, Mt Beerwah.
At the end of the day simply follow the last stretch of Steve Irwin Way until it meets the Bruce Highway again.
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