Go strawberry picking (May-November) at one of the local self-pick farms.
There’s an on-site café open 9-3 (approx.) 7 days, where you can get breakfast, lunch, home-baked cakes or evening meals to to take back to your cottage and reheat for later. Orders must be placed before 2pm by phoning 0498 471232 and collected before 3pm. You are close enough to civilisation to pop out to the nearby country pubs or local restaurants. Some of the pubs and RSLs offer a pick-up service (mainly Thursday-Sunday). Or you can venture further afield (25-45 minutes) to the bright lights of Caloundra, Mount Mee, Maleny or Maroochydore for fine dining.
The famous Eumundi Markets held every Wed and Sat (60 mins), the Caloundra markets every Sunday (25 mins), and there are many others as well, see: Markets
Sit on your deck and admire the wild kangaroos and birdlife on the property, or visit the late Steve Irwin's famous Australia Zoo, just 10 minutes away.
Steve Irwin’s legacy lives on at the Australia Zoo, which holds its place as a national treasure. In addition to having a fine collection of birds, mammals, and reptiles, guests can watch crocodiles being fed or choose to feed the zoo's amazing elephants themselves, as well as other hands-on animal encounters.
One thing you don’t see at every zoo is roving teams of employees with animals mingling with guests. Everything including alligators, birds, snakes and lizards are paraded throughout the zoo. Guests can have their picture taken with the animals and purchase them for a fun memento of a great day out.
A variety of tours are available, from group to guided, personal tours, and you can even hire a caddie for a day. But it wasn’t just the abundant wildlife and zany experiences that saw Australia Zoo recently featured in an article by Expedia.
Their commitment to sustainability saw them listed as one of the ‘Amazing Sustainable Zoos Around the World’. The zoo works hard to minimise energy consumption, utilising natural air flow and light wherever possible. They also use environmentally friendly paper and recycle mobile phones, among their conservation and sustainability efforts. On top of that, they work tirelessly to help conservation efforts for a wide variety of species around the world as well as raising awareness.
We were thrilled to also be featured in the article as a recommended accommodation option for those wishing to visit the zoo and then stay in style. ‘Cosy eco-fires and double spa baths are the perfect way to unwind after a day at the zoo,’ says Expedia. ‘Fresh breakfast is provided daily in the kitchenette for you to enjoy out on a private balcony with views of the bush and maybe even a kangaroo or two.’
So if its Australian animals that are on your agenda, get friendly with the furry visitors at Glass on Glasshouse, including kangaroos, wallabies, black cockatoos and kookaburras.