Glass House Mountains, Queensland
|Glass House Mountains
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
|State electorate(s)||Glass House|
Glass House Mountains (also spelled Glasshouse Mountains) is a hinterland town of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, named after the famous Glass House Mountains of the area. It is located approximately 64 kilometres (40 mi) north of Brisbane, belonging to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council local government area . Colloquially it is often known simply as "Glasshouse". At the 2006 census, Glass House Mountains had a population of 4,450, with 1,853 living in the town centre.
Many of the town's original foundations were built on sugarcane, pineapple and farming. The town also has a train station and a railway line that runs northwards towards Northern Queensland and southwards to Brisbane.
The original European farmers that settled in the area brought soccer with them, and it has remained a popular local sport. The soccer grounds were built mostly using resources donated by farmers.
The area was also used as a filming location for fantasy B-Movie Sinbad and The Minotaur, with Mount Coonowrin (Crookneck) (Closed 1999), Mount Beerwah (Closed 2009), Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Ngungun being shown predominantly throughout the movie.
Glass House Mountains has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 1998 Old Gympie Road: Bankfoot House
- Barrs Road: Glass House Mountains National Park and Beerburrum Forest Reserve 1
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Glass House Mountains (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Glass House Mountains (Caloundra City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- "Bankfoot House (entry 23750)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
- "Glass House Mountains National Park and Beerburrum Forest Reserve 1 (entry 19618)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
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