Mount Beerwah

Glass House Mountains
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Best to do this walk early before the heat of the day. From the base it's a steep rock climb/scramble up that seems to go on forever. Once past this initial climb, you reach the Organ Pipes. From here it's a moderate walk/scramble to the top. Views are amazing from the summit. Take your time coming down, use your feet and hands to control your descent as it's steep. If you're willing to sacrifice your pants to the rock, a crab walk/butt scoot down is effective for grip and won't make you slide Take water and some energy food as you'll be tired and need to get some energy, especially in the warmer months. Approx 3hrs. Great if you like a challenge.

No Toilets
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

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Very hard climb at the beginning, quite steep and long. I couldn’t have done it without the help of more experienced climbers in my group. Once past the Organ Pipes it became a lot easier. I’m in my 50’s and above average fitness, but I lack confidence in climbing heights. Did the descent crab wise on my backside. I felt more relieved than elated when I finished. Glad I did it, but not rushing to do it again.
There are now toilets just a short way along the path from the car park.

Olwyn on 27 Dec, 2020

65 minutes up today! Its steep but if you have faith in your ability to climb than the most challenging part is simply a confidence thing.

Chesspeople on 11 Nov, 2020

Left Toowoomba 11.30pm to Coorparoo 1.00am left Coorparoo at 3.30am got to Beerwah at 5.00am my climbing partner and I had known it was difficult but wow! Its crazier than expected. After doing this today I am not surprised that so many people get rescued here. I climbed up in my $20 Kmart boots! They have good grip which is absolutely necessary. It was sooo much fun and the views were incredible. Be safe and don't go if it's raining or hot.

Chesspeople on 2 Nov, 2020

A lot harder than expected. More a rock climb then a bush walk but totally worth it. Most exiting walk ever!

Matt Mihelcic on 28 Sep, 2020

Pretty hard. Got some gnarly rock climbing parts. Barefoot climbing recommended.

Joshua Hartshorne on 28 Sep, 2020

bring grip shoes and trust your shoes

★ sam ★ on 16 Aug, 2020

Did the climb again with my partner Dion and his little brother Micha, who is 16. We did it after doing Tibrogargan, around 11am, in winter so not too hot, l wouldn't do it at the same time in summer. It is a bit hard at the beginning because there's a climb with not many handholds but when you reach the end of this section the path is not too difficult. The view at the top is lovely and there's a beautiful section of rocks about 2/3rsd of the way up. We had fun .

Daniela Paroletti on 27 Jun, 2020

Awesome climb. Went up the non-tourist scramble on the Eastern face. Felt secure the whole time and the trail is very well marked with pink paint. Went down the tourist trail on the way down. Very busy but worth it for the round trip (3h11m). Will do this again.

Rod Hewins on 31 May, 2020

Climbing pretty much most of the hike. First rock face is the hardest. The rest is just good fun and great excercise.

Joel Bideganeta on 8 Mar, 2020

The hike is not to be underestimated, more of a rock scramble. Make sure to bring good shoes with lots of traction. The hardest part is at the start, there is an alternative route about 20-30m to your left at the base of the mountain. The alternative path gets you past the difficult start but the climb is still quite difficult.

Mitch Snow on Oct, 2019

Awesome views on this walk, definitely dangerous for the inexperienced! You can easily see how lots of accidents have occurred. Either wear shoes with really really good grip, or be okay with going barefoot, because the path is really worn down and smooth from the years of use. There is an alternative route up the east face of the cliff if you turn left towards the bat cave and keep going straight ahead, but it is a fair bit more treacherous than the tourist route and not really marked at all.

Karla on 27 Sep, 2019

I was so happy that I could've climb it yesterday - had to come back again :)

Aggy on 24 Sep, 2019

My favourite, has it all - views, elevation and great all-rounder workout + cardio. Regular climb until broke my leg & tore ACL in May 2019 - so finally back on it :)

Aggy on 23 Sep, 2019

Lots of people say this walk is hard but I found it infinitely easier than Tibrogargan. Go up the goat track it’s much safer.

kmuki on 14 Sep, 2019

Absolutely magical!!!

Deon Krahe on Sep, 2019

Amazing views, beautiful bush walk up the top. The climb is steep. I did it barefoot for better grip.

Acasualhiker on 25 Aug, 2019

Hard but worth it! Definitely go with other people who know what they are doing!

Maddy on 17 Aug, 2019

Awsome walk very scenic with a challengeing start. If you can get past the first 20m you can do the lot

Jamie Johnston on 25 May, 2019

This was my first ever attempt at Rock scrambling and it was absolutely incredible! There were plenty of different paths to take to get up so would recommend going with experienced people who can help make sure you take the best route suited for you as I found this helped me out a lot. I'm addicted and want to go back again!

Sharee on 28 Apr, 2019

Not an easy climb. Easier to climb up from the left of the obvious rockface at the bottom (end of path). Go when it’s busy and follow other climbers and ask questions or advice if you need to. Just when you think you are nearly there the rockface continues. Once you get the hang of it and realise the rocks are quite grippy it isn’t so bad. Take it slow and be careful. If you are unsure or unfit don’t do it.

I loved the limestone caves. View was great but I think Mt Ngungun is better.

Sliding back down was actually quite fun.

Linda on 19 Apr, 2019


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