The Glasshouse Mountains heritage Trail Excursion is divided into the following sections.
Glasshouse Mountains Lookout
Students observe these mountains from the lookout while a guide explains their geological formation and tell them the traditional Dreaming story of their creation.
Bora Ring Site
Students view a bora ring ceremonial site just off Johnston Road. Here the guide will explain about traditional customs like the initiation of boys into men and sacred Aboriginal lore.
Little Rocky Creek Axe-grinding Site
Students view an axe-grinding site situated on the side of the bridge crossing over Little Rocky Creek south of Landsborough. The guide explains how grooves were made by the men of an Aboriginal tribe when they were sharpening their stone axes. Students also have the opportunity to sight and handle Aboriginal artefacts collected by the Abbey Museum’s senior curator, Michael Strong.
Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottles and closed in walking shoes.
3 – 4 hours, including breaks.
The trail respects and acknowledges the traditional owners of this area, the Kabi (Gubbi) and Jinibara, in whose footsteps we walk.