First Nations Information

The First Nations people from this area are Jinibara.

Beerwah meaning: Sky (birra) Climbing Up (wandum) in the Turrbal language. Bira-wa meaning up in the sky. The Glass House Mountains area was a special meeting place where many First Nations Peoples gathered for ceremonies and trading. It is considered spiritually significant with many ceremonial and cultural sites still present and protected today. The Glasshouse Mountains hold significant cultural meaning to First Nations people with Mount Tibrogargan (the father), Coonowrin and Mount Beerwah (the mother) being central in local Dreamtime Legend.

*The Dreaming:

All information collected has been carried out with research, respect and best interest however, we welcome feedback from the community.

Access issues inherited from Glasshouse Mountains

Most 'Glasshouse Mountains' climbing is within the Glass House Mountains National Park. Please respect the environment and other people's enjoyment of it. Access to climbing here is a privilege, not a right.

The 2019 Ngungun track expansion & fortification work is now complete, and the mountain is once again fully open.


The rock apron can be accessed via south as per Wayne's World access track and west via an easy bush-bash starting from a closed 4x4 track at S26.897070, E152.876763 (20 min). From here head west through the bush, the rock is 300m away from the track (20 min). Once the rock apron is reached (S26.897876, E152.879982) follow it to the right to access fern wall (3 min). Thanksgiving Wall and Mosquito Wall via tourist track (right when reaching the slab) and Short and Cool Ones sector and Turtles Back Wall can be accessed by heading left. The Underworld can be accessed by scrambling the West Beerwah Route. The east side is accessed by a well formed downhill track starting just east from the carpark at S26.89052, E152.88797 that will lead all the way to the beginning of East Beerwah route.

Ethic inherited from Glasshouse Mountains

Modern climbers establishing new routes have taken great pains to ensure any new routes do not interfere with the historic routes established many decades ago.

Retro-bolting of existing routes is unacceptable!

New routes shall make use of traditional protection where available.

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