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

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

Steele on 17 Feb, 2019

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

Steve on 3 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

Still a great walk, starting to become quite eroded.

ZachJ on Feb, 2019

20 mins

Deano on 27 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

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

Nice incline walk.
Heavily populated track, I went mid week and there were still a ton of people.
Awesome views of aurrounding glassehouse nountains.

Alana on 2 Dec, 2018

Great little walk, brilliant views

Steve on 17 Nov, 2018

Awesome Climb! It's really easy, only took me 20 minuets to get to the top.

Michael Richards on 17 Nov, 2018

Easy hike. Cool cave you can climb in to on the way up. Few stairs - bring water :)
View at the top is awesome.

jlwoot123 on 10 Nov, 2018

Easy walk. Beautiful views. Kid friendly.

Rebecca on 4 Nov, 2018

I’ve climbed Mt Ngungun a few times now & will continue to do so cause it never disappoints!

Simone Burridge on 3 Nov, 2018

These directions from the aussie bushwalking site is what I used and found good & sufficient, as follows:- 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.
Mount Ngungun (pronounced 'noo noo') is a very popular hike due to its relative ease and fantastic views. Others tell me it is pronounced GUN GUN--so am unsure what is correct.

A well defined graded track with some steep sections. The track begins in thin type forest with lots of ferns. Part way up the mountain, there is a great view of Mt Tibrogargan as the track passes a small rock overhang.Good chance for a rest stop. The summit or Apex provides spectacular close-up views of nearby Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Coonowrin and Mt Beerwah. Good photo opportunity.
The path starts from the sign post and and a clear information board. Follow the path, that twists and turns up the hill untill you reach a steep, loose, rocky gully, requiring giant steps with some scrambling using hands and feet to negotiate better, thus a good idea to carry gardening gloves if you want to care for your hands or be sure of a good grip. At the top take the opportunity to have a picnic, breather and take lots of pictures of the views.
Look out for 'The Cave' as an unusual mountain feature.
Steep in parts, some steps, hard but still still suitable for all ages. Get up there first thing in the morning and geet among the clouds--an awesome experience. Do be ultra careful if any dew or rain drizzle about as ultra slippery.
Bit of a false 'top' but if you walk further you will find some more rocks to clamber up to the true summit.

Paul on 27 Oct, 2018

Lovely walk, short but intense. Many steps to get to the top. Busy on weekend

Ella on 20 Oct, 2018

Great fun walk for everyone

Mattshan on 1 Oct, 2018

Hey guys, first time ever doing this, very unfit but just gave up smoking so wanted to celebrate and tick this off my bucket list too. Well being over weight I nearly died but guess what I did it, I struggled on the way up a bit with feet pain and breathing but on the way down was knees, feet and back due to some of the rocks being large and having to jump down them. Still an accomplishment which I am proud of.
Keep safe everyone

Bundyrumgurl on 20 Sep, 2018

I did this walk recently with my husband, it's a Class 4, uphill steep walk. When you get up to the top you have to climb up the rocks but the view is just stunning. Look out for my photo's on Vivy's Travels.

Vivienne on 17 Aug, 2018

This is the second time I have done this summit, very easy! The top is very exposed bring a hat!

Georgia Keogh on 29 Jul, 2018

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