Mount Ngungun (pronounced 'noo noo') 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 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

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

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

Michael Richards on 17 Nov, 2018

Great little walk, brilliant views

Steve on 17 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

Planned to do this trek for sunrise, didn't realise it was a blood moon until the day before. It was packed at the top, lots of families which was nice to see. Took us no time to get up, i think under an hour.

Briar on 28 Jul, 2018

Rock climbing at ngungun with Pinnacle adventures. Great guide in the form of Peta. Ballerina of the cliff face!

Coopsy on 14 Jul, 2018

Great walk - had 3 young children with me and they all did well. Very busy though

JenPoet on 10 Jul, 2018

Walked this, this morning. Started climbing at 6.05 am to see the sunrise. For a wet and cloudy morning it was a great walk/climb. Would definitely recommend this to any fitness level but be sure not to walk when too slippery since the top has very slippery rocks to climb over.

Karien Heunis on 6 Jul, 2018

Great morning. Drizzly so rocks a bit slippery but still very doable just need to be cautious. Advantage was not many people on the track and an amazing view from above the clouds

Madcat71 on 5 Jul, 2018

Loved this. Felt it after for the next few days though. Nice gradual climb and such a fabulous view at the top

Anne Lowery on 3 Jul, 2018

4th bushwalk - uphill the whole way but only a short distance so not too bad.

Pokey and Sunshine Do Australia on 2 Jul, 2018

there was absolutely amazing

Piangrawin on 1 Jul, 2018

Took the whole family up for sunrise. Was quite crowded but worth it. Kids had no trouble (6 + 8 yo) but Nan and Pop struggled a bit with the climb.

Richard Mason on 23 Jun, 2018

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