Mt Glorious is only a 45-minute drive from Brisbane’s CBD and offers a mountain escape filled with natural beauty, great food and relaxing accommodation.
For bushwalkers, a wonderful destination to explore is Maiala National Park.
It’s home to lush rainforest and a host of easy walks that can be enjoyed by the whole family. A popular walk is the Greenes Falls Circuit, which is 4.3 km, although there are other circuits within the park that are shorter. Due to an upgrade of the Maiala day-use area in effect July 2019 to March 2020, the Maiala car park and entrance to Greenes Falls are currently closed, but alternate facilities and walks are available at Bellbird Grove, Camp Mountain and Jollys Lookout.
A great place to dine when at Mt Glorious is at Cloverlea Cottage. It offers incredible views out to Moreton Bay and is the only licensed restaurant on the mountain. It’s open Wednesday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch, but dinner’s not out of the question! It’s on the 3rd Friday of each month or any night by appointment if diners book for a group of 20 or more.
Mt Glorious is home to many locals with a passion for the arts. And that artistry is celebrated each year at the popular event, ‘Art with Altitude’. A wide range of arts are on display and there are also outdoor markets, live entertainment and food. It’s on at the local community hall on the 16th and 17th of November 2019.
There are various accommodation options on Mt Glorious and one of the most popular is Turkey’s Nest Rainforest Cottages. They offer 2 beautiful cottages and one rainforest suite that’s great for couples. Many visitors come to Turkey’s Nest to have a digital detox, as TVs are optional and there’s little phone reception.