The Glasshouse Country is a term used to describe the towns and landscape situated in and around the Glasshouse Mountains of Queensland Australia.
The Glasshouse Country towns include not only the railway towns of Beerburrum, Beerwah, Glasshouse Mountains, Landsborough and Mooloolah, which developed only the Cobb & Co in the late 1800’s, but also includes the Towns of Peachester and Maleny which are situated slightly higher, along the BlackAll mountain range, which over looks the Glasshouse Mountains. This region is sometime referred to as the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
The term “Glasshouse Country” is used interchangeably with with an number of other local terms to describe activities and places within the community of residents of the Glasshouse Country Region, for example the terms “Glasshouse Country Website” or Glasshouse Country Newsletter” refers to this website.
The local region comprises mainly of Farms, Residences, Light Industrial and Commercial. Farming comprises mainly of Pineapples, Macadamia Nuts, Acocardo, Tobacco and some Timber.
The Town Beerwah is the one town in this region which as been labeled by the Sunshine Coast Council as centre of strategic growth and increased activity.
The Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland is a growing, thriving area which has many attractive benefits including the railway to Brisbane, Glasshouse Mountains, and an easy 20 minute drive to the beaches of Mooloolaba and Caloundra.