Beerburrum to Trachyte and Tibrogragan Circuits

Glass House Mountains National Park

Walk from Beerburrum to the Returned Servicemans memorial Track to Trachyte Circuit to Tibrogargan Circuit to Steve Irwin Way

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Steve Irwin Way, take the Beerburrum Road turn off, and then follow Beerburrum Road over the rail bridge and Parrot Park is on the right just after the bridge and before the Beerburrum State School on the right.


Glass House Mountains 1:25000

Route/Trail notes

From Parrot Park, walk along Beerburrum Road past the Beerburrum State School and then turn right on to the road to Beerburrum Cemetery. Follow this road and continue past the cemetery. The road descends the ascends a ridge. Upon gaining the ridge a walking track, which is currently unsigned, is on the left. Take this track. Follow this track to the track along the national park boundary. This area is open with good views to the north including Mt Tibrogargan. Turn left and follow this track along the boundary and then descend to another track junction. Turn left and descend the rock slab (be careful with water seepage across the rock making it slippery). Follow this track to another track to the left and follow this track over a bridge and continue on to the walking track sign and turn sharp left onto the Trachyte Circuit. Ascend the Trachyte Ridge on the Trachyte Circuit to Jack Ferris Lookout (a short detour off the track but signposted). Continue on the Trachyte Circuit to the Trachyte Circuit Car Park. Continue from the car park to the Mt Tibrogargan Day Use Area.  Walk through the Day Use Area and continue on the Tibrogargan Circuit. Ascend to the track junction and tun sharp left to continue around Tibrogargan Circuit. Follow the Tibrogargan Circuit for about 2 km to a tracjk junction and turn left and then walk through the car park and then follow the road out towards the Steve Irwin Way. Upon reaching the national park gate turn right and follow the track around to the bitumen road and turn right. Walk down the hill and pass under the rail line. Then walk into Matthew Flinders Park and continue along the bike track along Steve Irwin Way towards Beerburrum. As the bike track passes the swampon the right turn right to continue on the bike track onto Old Coast Road. Follow Old Coast Road to Beerburrum Road and the rail bridge and Parrot Park.


No costs or permits required.

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I did this walk with my wife. We went the direction that followed the road initially. Really nice walk, very bushy and walking amongst the trees/shade most of the way (except part along the road).

The soldiers settlers section of the track is quite narrow in some places (single file) and doesn't seem very well worn as other walks.

Some good viewers of Mt Tibrogargan and lookout along the way (200mt off the track?)... saw some climbers with ropes which was great.

Jensen Family on 18 Jul, 2022

Went early morning, great walk. Well sign posted so easy to navigate. Took 3.10hrs to complete.

Robert on 20 May, 2020

Started this walk in the middle of the day as Sunday afternoon is the only spare time we have for walking. To say it was hot would be an understatement.

It was a good walk through. The track is now well signed and you essentially just follow the Soldier Settlers Walk until you hit the Trachyte Circuit. You no longer need to go to the day use area to start the Tibrogargan circuit but we took the opportunity for a short toilet break and rest in the shade.

Great views at various points and a good gradient with no significant steep parts.

Our Strava said 15km and took 3.5 hours of walking plus a 30 min break in the middle.

Bobbe on 2 Feb, 2020

This was an ok walk a lot of it there is not a lot to see

kmthor on 21 Sep, 2019

This was a really beautiful walk and I was finishing up in total post hike the last stretch on Old North Coast Road I was attacked by a dog when walking down the street. This dog was reported in a previous post in April 2018 so I was careful when walking along the road. I stopped when the dog came up to allow it to smell me, however, it lunged at me and bit me in the upper thigh unprovoked. Very scary!!! I have reported the attack to the council so hopefully something will be done about this dangerous dog. However, I would strongly recommend trying to avoid Old North Coast Road.

Sarah on 24 Nov, 2018

Easy hike to Mt. Beerburrum, Mt. Tibrogargan and Mt. Tibberoowuccum. This track has recently been updated and looks beautiful. Lots of wild life to see along this track.

Rebecca on 1 Nov, 2018

One of my favourite walks, started at around 3:30pm waited in silence at Jack Farris look out as the bush around came alive with all types of birds, finches, bowerbirds, mistletoe birds - sensational colours. The candle stick bottelbrush and Geebungs where out and looking healthy. Nice time of year and day to do this walk.

Samantha on 7 Jul, 2018

The hike is awesome, it’s not hard very well signaled, at the end of the hike at the Old Coast Road there are a few dogs and one of them cross the fence, very intimidating and big but it didn’t attack, just watch out when walking in front of those houses.

Juan Rodriguez on 30 Apr, 2018

A great hike. Lots of new signage on the trail. More easy/medium. Really good cafe across from the carpark where the hike starts/ends.

Leith on 29 Apr, 2018

It is a magical walk - you can feel something here. The view from Jack Ferris Lookout is really amazing, where you get a good view of a few of the mountains. It can be quite steamy in summer, although you are shaded by bush. No wonder its a popular walk & busy trail.

Samantha on 26 Dec, 2017

Followed the way Megs (2016) did it an found it easier to follow the track that way. Bit muddy at times after the rain, yet a quite nice walk.

J on 20 May, 2017

Lovely walk, pretty easy going, nice alternative views of Tibro :)

courtlalala on 6 Jul, 2016

Was a really enjoyable easy walk. We did it in the opposite direction. Starting from the 2nd Trachyte carpark & following the fire trail to the Soldiers Settlement Trail. Highlight was the view of Mount Tibrogargan with the macadamia farm in the foreground.

Megs on 3 Jul, 2016

Walked after overnight 50mm of rain. Not much water lying around but exposed rock was slippery in places. Good walk wandering around close to some of the Glass House Mountains.

GlasshouseBW on 30 Aug, 2015

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