The word “swamp” brings to mind all manner of oozy and disgusting things, but mangrove “swamps” are one of my favourite ecosystems. So much so that I spent the Honours year of my Science degree doing a research project on mangrove ecology. If you share my enthusiasm for tidal wetlands, the Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary and Bilai Environmental Education Centre in Bli Bli is a wonderful place to visit.
One of the most iconic features of the Sunshine Coast landscape is the Glass House Mountains. And one of the best views of these striking volcanic remnants can be seen from the aptly named Glass House Mountains Lookout.