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Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published October 26th 2016
They'll Put You On The 'Right' Road
Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre, maps, brochures, itineraries, interpretive centre, interactive displays, small selection of gifts, souvenirs, childrens' playground, barbecue, picnic tables, toilets, off-street car parking
Entrance to the Visitor Centre - Image: Elaine de Wet


You've decided you're going to visit the Glasshouse Mountains but have no idea where to start. Do yourself a favour and make the Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre your first port of call. This accredited Visitor Centre is literally your one-stop shop for all things travel related, including maps, brochures and itineraries. It's also an interpretive centre with interactive displays on the history of the area.

Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre, maps, brochures, itineraries, interpretive centre, interactive displays, small selection of gifts, souvenirs, childrens' playground, barbecue, picnic tables, toilets, off-street car parking
Glasshouse Mountains through the Ages - Image: Elaine de Wet


Besides all the 'paper' information you can pick up, the local volunteer staff are friendly, polite and extremely enthusiastic to assist you with directions and planning for your trip i.e. what to see, what to do and where to eat. I think, given half the opportunity, they would hop in the car with you and take you to where you wanted to be.

The Visitor and Interpretive Centre offer a small selection of local products and souvenirs for sale - popular items are local honey and jams - making for unusual gift ideas. Local gift cards, childrens' books and handmade jewellery are also available.

Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre, maps, brochures, itineraries, interpretive centre, interactive displays, small selection of gifts, souvenirs, childrens' playground, barbecue, picnic tables, toilets, off-street car parking
Interesting and informative - Image: Elaine de Wet


Other interesting products are the Hinterland Feijoas - this is a fruit that originated in the forests of South America and are fragrant smooth-skinned green sub-tropical tree fruits that have creamy sweet jelly centres. They are part of the Myrtle family, which includes other fragrant plants such as eucalyptus, allspice, guavas, and cloves. Their distinctive complex flavour has been likened to a mix of strawberries, pineapple and guavas, with undertones of quince, lemon and mint. In Australia they are sometimes known as pineapple guavas.

Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre, maps, brochures, itineraries, interpretive centre, interactive displays, small selection of gifts, souvenirs, childrens' playground, barbecue, picnic tables, toilets, off-street car parking
Bowl of Hinterland Feijoas - Image: www.hinterlandfeijoas.com.au


You'll find the Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre in the Settlers Rotary Park on the corner of Bruce Parade and Steve Irwin Way in the Glasshouse Mountains. Free wi-fi is available for visitors and the Centre is open from 9.00am to 4.00pm every day.

Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre, maps, brochures, itineraries, interpretive centre, interactive displays, small selection of gifts, souvenirs, childrens' playground, barbecue, picnic tables, toilets, off-street car parking
Settlers Rotary Park with playground in the background - Image: Elaine de Wet


Settlers Rotary Park has an impressive childrens' playground, barbecue and picnic tables, public toilets as well as off-street car parking.

The day we visited they had a group from Buderim who were enjoying a picnic under the trees, while they waited for a pre-booked talk on Geology from a local enthusiast.

Glasshouse Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre, maps, brochures, itineraries, interpretive centre, interactive displays, small selection of gifts, souvenirs, childrens' playground, barbecue, picnic tables, toilets, off-street car parking
Memorial Plaque in the gardens - Image: Elaine de Wet


So, for answers on everything Glasshouse Mountains and surrounds, pop in to see the Visitor and Interpretive Centre - they'll definitely put you on the 'right' road and ensure your travel plans run more smoothly.
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Why? To put you on the 'right' road and make your travel plans run more smoothly
When: 9.00am to 4.00pm every day
Phone: 61300847481
Where: Settlers Rotary Park, c/o Bruce Parade and Steve Irwin Way, Glasshouse Mountains
Cost: Free
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