Steve Irwin Way is a tribute to the Crocodile Hunter
Steve Irwin Way is the name of a very scenic drive located in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, in South-East Queensland, Australia.
Part of the State Route 6, the road is totally paved. It’s 29.3km (18,20 miles) long accessed by the Bruce Highway. The road is a strategic link that provides access to popular tourist destinations. It was formerly known as the Glasshouse Mountain Tourist Route. It’s named after Steve Irwin, the late Crocodile Hunter. This road has experienced increased traffic growth over the years and there's an overwhelming number of accidents here.
To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 25 and 35 minutes. The drive is definitely worth it. This stunning drive will offer you great views of Beerwah State Forest and the Glass House Mountains, which are strange volcanic formations that were the result of lava eruptions approximately 20 million years ago. Make sure you stop for a while and take one of the excellent walking tracks to one of the lookouts, where you can enjoy the gorgeous view over the dramatic mountain landscape.