It’s hard to imagine what Southeast Queensland looked like 25 million years ago – but there is something mesmorisingly prehistoric about the landscape around the Glass House Mountains. A maze-like series of dirt tracks winds through the pine plantations around the national park offering glimpses of the iconic rocks, muddy water holes and rutted hill climbs. The trip takes about one to two days and is easy-to-moderate 4WDing depending on the amount of rain in the area. There is only one camping area at Coochin Creek, so we arrived the day before and visited the seaside town of Toorbul for a playground and a swim and spent two nights at the campground.

We started off the next morning further south, at the Caboolture River Bridge along the Bruce Highway (about 45 minutes north of Brisbane), on a bitumen road heading towards Elimbah. Following Dirty Weekends’ trip instructions was quite confusing due to the number of tracks in the area. It’s also a popular place on the weekends with not only 4WDers, but dirt bikers, which can make it a bit chaotic but also a great opportunity to see two wheels tackle the tracks.

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This article ran in the August 2016 edition of Go Camping Fishing & 4WD Adventures magazine.

Words & pics Christina Cannes