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.

Picnic Facilities
No Public Transport
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
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.





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.




Very nice walk with great views. The cave is pretty cool. Suitable for families just watch the kids once you get to the top
Recommend this one

Richard Williams on 26 May, 2018

Nice little walk with some great views. We probably made a mistake by going on Mothers Day. Track littered with kids and mums in active wear. Mt Cootha would have been less busy! Took some tourists up it, they enjoyed the views.

Scott on 13 May, 2018

Great hike, cave was good to have a look around also has a great view of the coast, would recommend to everyone!

Caleb J. Stanton on 12 May, 2018


Mostly a walk along the trail, with some bits of stairs here and there. Trail itself is pretty bumpy, with rocks jutting out all along the dirt track. Twisted or sprained ankles may occur if you aren’t careful.

Scenery is decent, a bit of bush, a bit of lush greenery from the abundant ferns, a small cave next to part of the trail. Not heaps of variation along the way, but the walk itself is relatively short, so it is unlikely you will get bored. Summit can provide a nice 360 view which includes the nearby mt tibro, beerwah and coonowrin. Minus 1 point, the easiness of the walk and decent summit view result in large crowds at the summit.

Would recommend to people of all ages. Saw many young kids and elderly folk on the walk. If you’re an experienced hiker, I’d recommend this track for a sunrise or sunset trip instead of a day trip; otherwise there are more challenging trails out there with more rewarding views.

Sam on May, 2018

Thought I had an original idea of coming here for the sunset, turns out it wasn't that original afterall. Despite the crowds was a nice simple walk, similar in intensity to Mt Coolum (i.e. not very). The view from the top was excellent, can see why it attracts so many people. Has a nice central location so you can see all the major Glasshouse Mountains.

Vonsnrub on 28 Apr, 2018

Nice easy walk to the summit. Great view in all directions.

Plenty of family's on the the very well defined track.

No chance of loosing he track.

Steve on 14 Apr, 2018

Very easy climb, even in the rain. Beautiful views from the top.

Lyoness on 4 Mar, 2018

Well defined path, easy parking, great summit views. Weekends can get quite busy.

Kristy-Lee on 27 Jan, 2018

Easy walk. Great for trail running. Awesome views and clear enough to safely enjoy sunrise/sunset with the kidlets

Rabzie on 26 Jan, 2018

Was a amazing walk, slightly steep parts but over all a great experience and will be going again.

emceelegacy on 20 Jan, 2018

Busy for sunset but easy going.

Nienke on 8 Jan, 2018

This was #3 of a 6 peaks in one day challenge I did with my daughter, daughter-in-law, and 12yr old granddaughter. An easy walk with some rock scrambling at the top. Spectacular 360degree view from the top. Car park was full so a popular walk.

Lone Ranger on 8 Jan, 2018

Did this one this morning with a crew of 7 boys under 10. An easy climb up with a great view. The kids loved it.

Corey on 6 Jan, 2018

Mini hike took us 30 min to the summit, very pleasant hike, love it. The view from the peak was just waaahoooo...

Mark on 20 Dec, 2017

great first walk :-)

MonikaE on 17 Dec, 2017

This was a fun walk with lots of varying terrain and outlooks.

emjmit on 16 Dec, 2017

Everybody does this track, many do it just for training/exercise so it can get busy. Sunrise is often packed up the top. Nice family walk. My 75 year old mother made it up last year. It was slow with lots of stops but she made it! Take water and a snack for the top. It's nice to stay up there for a bit and admire the view.

Take a Hike on Dec, 2017

Took the whole family - boys aged 4, 6 and 8 love this walk and the views at the top!

Juiced Pixels on 10 Nov, 2017

perfect day

gizmobazz on 4 Nov, 2017

Moderate walk with spectacular views at the top. Very popular, lots of people walking when I was there. Plenty of parking.

Nic1385 on 27 Aug, 2017


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