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.




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

Nice walk, kid friendly depending on their ability to climb to the top. Its suitable for all fitness levels. Very nice views :)

Alex on 11 Jun, 2018

Did 5 trips up and down this track on the one day, a great walk plenty of families and small children.
Well defined track.
Would love to do this one again!

Juanita on 10 Jun, 2018

Second time up this mountain and I loved it! Left really early with a head torch and was able to see the stars before the sun rose which was stunning. Steep climb but highly recommend it!

AmyKT on Jun, 2018

Very busy but nice quick walk. Doesnt take 3 hours as stated, would avoid in the wet!

Ben Knight on Jun, 2018

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

We were dropped off at the start of this track and collected later by Shona and Shane Olsen. Great short climb with 360 views. Well worth the effort.

Maxine K Stringer on 9 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 the track.

Steve on 14 Apr, 2018

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

Lyoness on 4 Mar, 2018

We did this one in about 30 degrees. Makes you appreciate the shade in the lower half of this walk. But the views on top are amazing and it's nice to watch people "abseiling" for a while.

Marc Wingelaar 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


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