Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sunshine Coast - Glass House Mountains

On the Friday we decided to explore the hinterland and first stop was the Glass House Mountains. The Glass House Mountains were always a feature of the journey from my grandparents' farm near Villeneuve to the Sunshine Coast each year. The distinct shapes of the mountains always stood out and it was a game to make the first sighting.
After visiting the Glass House Mountains Village we drove to the lookout to view mountains and surrounding scenery.
We then went for a walk on the circuit track.
We then drove through the Blackall Ranges stopping at Maleny to wander down part of the main street. The lady at the Information Centre recommended that we should visit Colin James Fine Foods for an ice cream, which we did. We then continued to the Maleny Cheese Factory where we had cheese pies for lunch while we watched workers in one of the processing rooms.
After lunch we took the road to Woodford and turned off on the Neurum Road just before we reached the town. We drove down Neurum Road to Doyles Road and continued towards Mount Archer, stopping before we reached private property. We then returned to the Neurum Road and continued past the Villenue turnoff until we reached the D'Aguilar Highway and returned to Mooloolaba. The area around Villenue is now flooded as part of the Somerset Dam. Dead trees stand surrounded by water. Images of Villeneuve

Other websites:

Glass House Mountains

Maleny Cheese Factory

Colin James Fine Foods

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