Mount Glorious is a bird watcher's paradise, with over 80 varieties of birds seen on the mountain. You will be woken with the sound of birdsong, while on the verandah Australian King Parrots, crimson rosellas, bower birds, red-browed finches, sulphur crested cockatoos and kookaburras come to feed. In the surrounding bush you will hear, and perhaps even see, the shy cat bird and, of course, bush turkeys.
Here at Turkey's Nest we have sighted over 40 varieties of birds, and invite you to add your sightings to our list. We provide binoculars and bird identification books for bird-watching on site.
More birds can be seen at nearby Maiala National Park. Nearby Mt Nebo offers a different habitat, and therefore a different variety of birds and wildlife
Pademelons (small wallabies) are seen at Maiala National Park. Koalas are sometimes seen in the wet sclerophyll forest at the southern end of Mt Glorious.
Australian rainforest fig
At Turkey's Nest we have our own private rainforest walk. Take a walk past groves of palms and lichen-covered rocks, to the magnificent towering fig tree.
Walk outside on a clear night to see the stars and breathe the fresh mountain air.
For one short season (September - October) you will see the magic twinkling lights of fireflies in the forest.
Should you feel more energetic you can explore the walks of nearby D'Aguilar National Park. Walks range from 1.9km to 8km return. At Mount Glorious, the walks are through sub-tropical rainforest. At nearby Mt Nebo you will walk through wet sclerophyll forest.
Food - The village of Mt Glorious offers daytime dining at Mt Glorious Café, Cloverlea Cottage restaurant, Leaf Café, and the Elm Haus Café. There are also cafés at Mt Nebo (10km).
You may also wish to order a picnic hamper from Mt Glorious Hampers, to take to the National Park or eat in your cottage.
Please note that there is no local food store at Mount Glorious. The nearest shops are at Samford (20mins). The restaurant and cafes close around 3pm. Evening dining is available at Samford.
Mount Glorious is 620m above sea level, 6-7 degrees cooler than Brisbane all year round. All our accommodation has a fireplace and plenty of fire wood
Enhance the mood with a relaxing massage. There are several options for massage on the mountain, including a mobile massage which will come to your cottage. How much more relaxing can it get? Contact us for further details.
Mount Glorious holds a yearly art and craft exhibition, Art with Altitude, on the third weekend in November. The exhibition includes a wide range of art and crafts as well as outdoor markets, food and coffee.