Thetraveljunkie.org – Worldwide e-scooter use is booming, forecast to surpass half a billion rides globally this year. What a glorious day! Train from Nambour to Brisbane via Glass House Mountains, a picnic lunch at the Glass House Mountains Lookout then exploring wonderful Glass House Mountains by electric scooter. The beautiful Glass House Mountains are a natural playground loaded with walking tracks and epic lookouts. The magnificent rocky outcrops are actually remnants of volcanic activity that occurred more than 25 million years ago. As the volcanic mountains cooled stunning vertical columns emerged, and today, they have become iconic landmarks on the Sunshine Coast.
The photo above was taken moments before I was attacked by magpies and our e-scooters were not powerful enough to Glass House Mountains Lookout, so I pushed it up the hill.
The mountains are a special meeting place of cultural and spiritual significance for the traditional owners of the Sunshine Coast, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people, who held ceremonies and social activities in the region.
In 1770, they captured the attention of Captain Cook when he sailed up the east coast of Australia. So taken was Cook by their appearance that he named them the Glass House Mountains, their shape reminding him of glass furnaces back in his native Yorkshire.
Then, we went to Brisbane. We spent a glorious hours riding along bike lanes from Toowong Station to New Farm Riverwalk. It was really exciting and so much fun.
Brisbane was amazing. I felt like I was riding through a future and eco-friendly city.
Ending a perfect day with our Gympie North train stopped at Yandina Station and we took a dinner at Yandina Hotel. What a wonderful day.
Have a fab day everyone!
Happy Sustainable Travels!