Living in Brisbane Australia, I freelance write to express myself and discover new things...my interests include photography, reviewing and editing.
Published August 1st 2020
A wonderful day was experienced in the Glass House Mountains Town thanks to my resourcefulness and willingness to try something new. By using Translink I was able to get a train to the town and hike to the local farmer's market fruit barn, obtain local produce and catch a train home in less than two hours. For less than five hours of activity, including train travel, I had found some nice clean country air, some nice nature and some good food for my return to Brisbane.
The train trip itself is on the Sunshine Coast line where it stops at Glass House Mountains Town at 12.45 pm. This occurs after around one hour's travel time heading north from Brisbane via Caboolture and a few select stops. Mainly express, the Sunshine Coast line stops at many hinterland stops, all the way to the main hinterland city of Nambour. There are a few less frequented stops beyond Nambour as well as many connecting buses to the coastal suburbs and towns.
After disembarking, I tried to hike to the farmer's market which is actually a fruit barn beside a Puma service station yet found a creek and highway had no footpath. Yet after stopping in at the conveniently situated Tourist Information Centre a friendly and courteous centre representative indicated a nature walk would lead to the fruit barn and hence give me a perfect chance to breathe some country air and see some lush sub-tropical forest as well. He even supplied a map and gave very clear directions on how to get to the fruit barn.
Walking path, near Steve Irwin Way, Glass House Mountains, 28-07-2020.
After getting fresh local strawberries and finger limes and a huge bottle of watermelon water, I also packed some local dragonfruit jam and avocados. All the foods purchased were delicious upon return to Brisbane and much appreciated. The train left from 2.16 pm and the trip was a great chance to achieve a concept of what the train trip involved, some nature and some great local ingredients. In a place renowned for farming and great food, my rustic day out didn't disappoint, leaving me content, healthy and fit and hoping to return for possible repeat occasions or even a new hiking trip on the local mountain paths.