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

 

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

Beautiful sunset view

Jen on 23 Nov, 2019

Loved this walk super easy track and the caves along the way where cool. Felt good reaching the last steps to the top to expose an amazing view and array of butterflies and birds. Great views but highly recommended a sunrise or sunset trip went in the middle of the day and it got pretty scorching at the summit

Korina Meagher on 7 Nov, 2019

Awesome hike! Great one for kids, as it's fairly easygoing for the most part and not too long. A couple of steepish parts, but the track is well defined. Took us about an hour to reach the summit, and half an hour back. Make sure you take plenty of water with you, especially in the warmer weather. It was 28 degrees today, but a nice breeze made it bearable. Views from the summit are incredible and make it all worthwhile. Definitely recommend!

Sarah on 27 Oct, 2019

Nice views, comparable difficulty to Mt coolum.

Acasualhiker on 26 Oct, 2019

Took the kids up, my 4 yr old got tired towards the top and I carried my 2 yr old most of the way.

Matthew Rae on 25 Oct, 2019

After renovation, it is easier with kids.

Luci Carter on 7 Oct, 2019

After renovation, it is easier with kids.

Luci Carter on 7 Oct, 2019

1 hour twice

Kmxfitness on 2 Oct, 2019

Solid walk. Beautiful scenery and decent exercise for someone with low to medium fitness.

Connor7106 on 30 Sep, 2019

Was a good walk, gets your heart rate up, but not a hard walk

Robert on 28 Sep, 2019

Nice walk easy...

- Time - 51:30
- Distance 2.41km from sign to peak
- Elevation 188m
- Pace 21:24 (min/km)

Anthony on 21 Sep, 2019

Recently reopened and looking great. Still an amazing trail. Made easier now with a lot of barriers and rock stairs added. We took our 3 and 5 year old kids and they practically ran up. Would describe as a sister to mt coolum only 20x better.

Nomadcam on 15 Sep, 2019

Nice new track

Deon Krahe on 12 Sep, 2019

This walk is quick but going up is a sure test of fitness! Basically an hour up and 10 mins down hahaha. Really worth it once you get to the top just make sure you pack plenty of water and maybe a picnic for when you get up top

Kaitys on 2 Sep, 2019

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

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