Mount Ngungun (pronounced 'noo noo')but generally known as "Gun Gun" is a very popular hike due to its relative ease and fantastic views.

A well defined graded track with some steep sections. The track begins in open forest with a fern understory. Part way up the mountain, there is a great view of Mt Tibrogargan as the track passes a small rock overhang. The summit provides spectacular close-up views of nearby Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Tibberoowuccum, Mt Coonowrin and Mt Beerwah.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
No Public Transport
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
225m
Maximum Elevation
196m
Total Climb

This track is undergoing a major upgrade and will be closed from April 8, 2019 till August 31, 2019 (this time has been extended from the original July date). All tracks, firebreaks and entry points will be closed to the public during this time. Please assist the rangers by following this closure - https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/16770.html

Getting there:

Follow Steve Irwin Way to the Glasshouse Mountains Township. Follow the road to the west over the railway lines and turn left into Coonowrin Road at the T junction. Then turn right into Fullertons Road just after the State School and along this road to the car park at the base of the mountain.

 

 

 

Maps:

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/beerburrum-beerwah/about.html

Route/Trail notes:

A graded path starts from the sign post and information board. Follow the path, which switch backs up the hill till you reach a steep, loose, rocky gully, requiring big steps or light scramble/rock hop up. When you reach the top, it's a good place to have a rest, picnic and the view.

Return by retracing your steps.

Permits/Costs:

None

Comments

Did this walk again as the second of three hikes as it will be closed until end of August. Was disappointed to see people throwing rubbish off the summit. The popularity of this easy and beautiful mountain has unfortunately led to its temporary closure as people have not been respecting the environment or keeping on the walking tracks.

JayWalker on 7 Apr, 2019

This was my 'go to' climb for about the last 12 months. I started off just doing 1 lap and then quickly started climbing it 2 or 3 times each visit. Just to make the 40 minute drive worth it. Very easy 'climb' or rather walk up the mountain. Great for beginners. Awesome view from the top. Very popular on weekends, almost too crowded!

Chris M on 3 Apr, 2019

Easy track, took 20 minutes to reach the summit and beautiful views to enjoy once there

Madison on 31 Mar, 2019

This walk was busy once again even though there’s a bit of rain around. The path wasn’t too slippery but you do need to take care on the rock stairs.

Ian and Sue on 30 Mar, 2019

Beautiful, especially the panoramic view at the end

Amy B on 28 Mar, 2019

A great short walk, nice and easy with pretty scenery and lovely views at the top.

Nads on 10 Mar, 2019

Nice foggy/rainy morning made for a quiet walk and lovely fresh air.

Milke82 on 2 Mar, 2019

Love this little mountain although there is usually too much foot traffic for my liking. Had a rare occasion this time of being the only ones on the summit.

Crazypoola on Mar, 2019

Great walk, quite easy for all varying levels of fitness & children

El Duko on 23 Feb, 2019

Was pretty hard getting up but the views made it all worth it, excited to go again.

Steele on 17 Feb, 2019

Mountain 2 in our 6 mountain challenge for the day great views from the top, 21min 55sec up and 18min 10 sec down

Juanita on 3 Feb, 2019

2/6 in the mountain challenge. Always a good walk. 21:56 up. 18:10 down.

Steve on 3 Feb, 2019

Still a great walk, starting to become quite eroded.

ZachJ on Feb, 2019

Nice easy walk, not too crowded on a weekday

Greg Mac on Feb, 2019

20 mins

Deano on 27 Jan, 2019

Made this with Mengyuan, Chunyue, Yuxuan and Lihong. Great view and nice walk, moderate exercise. We were lucky enough to avoid the rain but lots of clouds to provide a cool day during the summer!

Hui Xiao on 10 Jan, 2019

Beautiful sunrise from the top of mt ngungun

amber jackson on 1 Jan, 2019

This walk was enjoyable and interesting. The views at the top are quite special and there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy them, although it was very busy. Most of the walk is shaded and the path is easy to follow.

Rhi on Jan, 2019

Easier than it used to be, no scramble up the ravine anymore

MattyM on 30 Dec, 2018

For the first time ever we had the summit to ourselves. Lovely place with excellent views which explains why it’s usually so popular.

Juiced Pixels on 14 Dec, 2018

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