Mount Ngungun (pronounced 'noo noo')but generally known as "Gun Gun" is a very popular hike due to its relative ease and fantastic views. Traditional owners have asked that this mountain not be climbed.

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
Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Rainforest
259m
Maximum Elevation
200m
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:

Glass House Mountains Walking Tracks

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.

Other References/Comments:

None provided.

Comments

What a great walk harder than it looks. Ro ks can be slippery but well worth the views from the top

Jeremy Simmonds on 30 Oct, 2022

Haven't hiked in 5 months so even though this is graded as Easy I did find it hard and had to rest multiple times. Parts of the track are vey rocky. The view from the top is beautiful and gets very busy.

Rach on 30 Jul, 2022

Steve had a one week break and we did this before I got COVID, Beautiful summit and lovely bracken groves on the way. The track was very busy on a weekday during school term. It would be impossible to find a quiet time I think. Sunrise and sunset are probably always very busy.

Kaz Manley on 11 Jul, 2022

Nice hike to a beautiful view. 35 mins to the top and 25 down. Would describe it as harder than “easy”, the official description. Some footpaths but some sections climbing over small rocks as well.

SueB on 2 Apr, 2022

Nice walk for a family outing. Lots of steps. Take care of children at the summit as there are some steep sections.

TMG on Mar, 2022

Not to busy - good walk for semi-fit 40somethings and 9yr old kid... good views at the top with some steep drops.

Boofy king on 14 Dec, 2021

More medium than easier but still an enjoyable climb, great view from the top. Replace those burnt calories at “The Lookout Cafe” down the road.

Sunshine on 5 Dec, 2021

On of the 7 Peaks for Daniel :)

Michelle on 29 Oct, 2021

Did the climb today, very busy on The Weekend but it was a great hike to do with the kids.

Sofia on 26 Sep, 2021

Perfect climb for kids! 30minutes up. We spent about 40 minutes up the top just exploring, and taking photos. Ran back down again. Kids loved it.

Nicole Howarth on 26 Sep, 2021

New to this free pleasure in life and the second bush walk i have completed and have done it twice now once on a weekend very crowded and completed once again during mid week and was so much better for me anyway. I took my 3 young sons <10 and they had a ball.

The_Travelling_Janoli’s on 1 Sep, 2021

Not sure I would mark this as easy compared to Tibrogargan circuit. Definitely uphill with plenty of steps along the way. Great to stop at the caves for a few photos. Plenty of people had also packed a picnic lunch for the top which is a great idea - will do next time. Saw plenty of families doing this hike so achievable for all ages, just don’t think it was super ‘easy’

wheres_wally on 27 Aug, 2021

Steep and challenging for a beginner but worth it for the view. Easy walk down.

Rose-Anna Chin on 21 Aug, 2021

Love this mountain! 360 degree view of all the glasshouse mountains. Small scramble at the top.

Hayley Nicholson on 24 Jul, 2021

Beautiful stunning views.

Frange74 on 18 Jul, 2021

I wouldn’t call this walk ‘easy’. I’m not unfit but I found going up was quite hard, I had to stop a few times and have some water/catch my breath. There were people doing it in jeans, thongs, I even saw one lady in a suit jacket! Definitely recommend that you wear proper clothes and walking shoes. Took me 25 mins going up, much quicker coming down as I didn’t need to stop (forgot to time it though).
View from the top was great, didn’t want to come back down. I think next time I will come back for sunset.
I parked at the school at the end of the road, added a couple of kms to the walk.
Thought it would have been busier being a Sunday but wasn’t too bad.

ChasingWaterfalls on 27 Jun, 2021

Nice walk! Especially the last little part - that was quite fun. Although I am very unfit and had to stop a lot along the way I’d say it’s quite an easy walk. I saw many children doing it- including a man carrying one child on his front and one on his back. There was a lady with a baby. School children etc etc
I would say anyone could do this walk- even if you have to take a break every few hundred metres, just put one foot in front of the other and soon you’ll be looking at a lovely view!
Easy coming down as well- not slippery like some walks I’ve done.

Benitta on 28 May, 2021

Walked this again on Anzac Day. It is truely a special place in our country and very popular with tourists. As you walk up you realise that it is a test of your basic fitness levels, but nothing too hard to overcome. Little ones all the way up to the oldies are able to manage this walk in their own time. If you read the sign at the base you will realise that this area is home to very rare native flora found only in this area, so it might pay to mind your travels here and respect the surroundings. The ancient fern forest is just stunning! If you look closely you will see the "eye of the dragon" as you enter, this was one of the highlights of my walk. As you near the cave you can't help but wonder if the first Australians used this area for sacred meetings and affairs. It just feels spiritual. And you just know it. If you read the sign at the bottom then you of course would have noticed special wattle, flowers and green trunked trees! These beauties are just incredible to see and are found nowhere else really. The top is clearly breathtaking and has a one of a kind view back to Mount Coonowrin and Tiprogargan. The overlapping mountains. The glass house mountains is home to the Jinibara People (lawyer-vine), and each mountain represents a member of an ancient earth family which should be respected and well protected to be enjoyed for years to come. Please take your rubbish with you, as there was too much to be seen. This is aboriginal land and it is now our responsibility to keep it as pristine as they have for many years. Take without taking and leave without leaving. Thank you.

Nick on 25 Apr, 2021

Great 60 minute return walk. Rewarded with stunning views.

Cheriece Johnson on 27 Mar, 2021

Better then Wild horse mountain

Denise Wilson on 7 Mar, 2021

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