About Me

Advice From A Glass House Mountains Local

This page is about me, but also about why you should have a good look around.

Hi my name is Phil, I have lived in and around the Glass House Mountains area for over 20 years.

In that time I have started and ran a couple of local businesses, been a volunteer at the local tourist information centre (back then it was a little yellow van at Matthew Flinders Park) and have been busy raising a family of four beautiful kids with my wife Kim.

I am not a tourist operator and I am not a local business just interested in promoting themselves.

I am a local resident with a genuine interest in the future of our local area.

In fact I believe that, with the right attitude we can grow this area in a sustainable way and thrive by encouraging the "right" type of development.


If You are also a local - I guess it's up to US

Just as an example, who else would love to see our area become a destination for mountain bike riders from all over the world?

A spinoff being of a series of bike tracks to suit all skill levels.

How about we lobby and raise funds to have many more walking tracks put in, perhaps with hiking campgrounds or even a elevated walkway or two like Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walk in north Queensland.

The ideas for this area are only limited by our imagination, I would love to hear what your idea is, if you would like to share, use the contact form on this page.

Why Do I Have A Glass House Mountains Website?


The simple explanation for this is that I wanted to share this fantastic part of Queensland with other people.

I also wanted to provide genuine information to potential visitors and also to people who were thinking of moving to this quiet peaceful spot.

I actually started another website before this one, it is about moving to a small town in Australia.

The idea of that site was for local people of all different areas of Queensland, especially smaller rural areas could let me know what was special about their "patch".

I then started to realise what a big project I had taken on as Australia is a very big place so I also wanted to give them an example of what was possible by someone who is passionate about their local area, that way I could compile the site a bit at a time with all local content.

Then I realised that there was no website I could find, written by a local person about the Glass House Mountains.

So I Built One


Why Should You Visit My Website?

I guess you are here to find out some information about the local area, so I am trying my hardest to include everything I know about this place and it's people.

Please have a look around and see if I have anything useful to you. If I don't, please let me know what information you would like to see.


More About Me

Over the last 20 or so years I have :


Driven most of the roads and tracks

Walked many of the walks and climbs

Mountain Biked many of the bike tracks and roads

Taken my kids to most of the Parks And Playgrounds

Spent money at many Local Businesses

Used the local Camping Spots

Gone to the Lookouts

Taken many many Photos

Fished the local Fishing Spots

Been to many Community Events

Studied a bit a European and Aboriginal History

Studied the Geology of the area a bit

Climbed a few mountains

To me this is a quiet, peaceful place, a place to get away from the rat race. But it it also a place where you can have adventure, fun and excitement.

We are a bit short on man made attractions but nature has provided us with some pretty awesome stuff.

Aren't You Sick Of Hearing About Me Yet ????

Good so am I, please now go to a few pages of my site for a bit of a look around and please let me know you think.

If you think I should include something, let me know.

If you think I am wrong about something, let me know.

If you like my site, let me know.

If you hate my site, let me know, I might have a bit of a cry but I'll get over it.



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