Our Projects


1. Walking Tracks: Trachyte Circuit
Accessed via Barrs Road (off Steve Irwin Way), or Marshs Road (off Old Gympie Road), Glass House Mountains.
This is a 5.7 kilometre walking track of easy to medium grade which will take around two hours at a comfortable pace. The track highlights heath and open woodland communities of the Glass House Mountains and provides unique views of the mountains from the lookout. The completion of this wonderful track has created ready access to the Mt Tibrogargan Circuit Walk and south to Mt Beerburrum and its summit, via the current National Parks maintenance track.

2. GMAN Nursery

GMAN maintains a non-profit, newly upgraded native plant nursery, providing plants for the Land for Wildlife scheme, the general public and revegetation projects. The nursery volunteers collect seed to propagate and raise plant species specific to the Glass House Mountains region. Under the Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network, we grow and distribute the host vine for the butterfly larvae to encourage the re-introduction of this vulnerable species throughout south-east Queensland.


3. On numerous occasions the nursery has provided National Parks officers with plants to assist with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of walking tracks and parks areas, for example the realigned Mt Ngungun walk.

4. Heritage Listing
A GMAN member achieved heritage listing for the Glass House Mountains thereby providing greater protection to the peregrine falcon, whose habitat includes the mountain cliff tops.

5. Settlers Rotary Park (Visitor Information Centre – Glass House Mountains)
GMAN was able to re-vegetate the area with local native plants from their nursery.

6. Individual member achievement has been the collection and recording of Glass House Mountains native flora for the Queensland Herbarium and the production of related botanical artwork.
7. GMAN provided the plants and working bees to re-vegetation of Page Street Bushland Park, Glass House Mountains.

8. Over a period of many years GMAN has restored a number of sites on Coonowrin Creek on both private and public land. Education and assistance has also been provided to local land-holders to encourage participation in land care projects. We have provided alternative wildlife homes on a number of sites and conducted wildlife monitoring in restoration areas. Water monitoring is ongoing at a number of sites along Coonowrin Creek.

9. Keeping Koalas in food

In September 2013 GMAN ran working bees with community members participating to establish plantings for a Koala Food Tree plantation in the Glass House Mountains region.

Leaf from these trees are harvested by a small number of operators for sick and injured koalas in care.

See the News and Events page for an update on this project