Glass House Mountains

The Glass House Mountains are a chain of steep-sided volcanic plugs, extending from Mount Coochin in the north to Mount Beerburrum (near the town of that name) in the south. The chain reaches westwards to Mt Beerwah, and is approximately 65 km north of central Brisbane. The naming of the Glass House Mountains came about from Lieutenant James Cook's exploration of eastern Australia in 1770. Cook thought that the formations resembled the glass furnace kilns in his native Yorkshire.

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