Mt Ngungun

Sunshine Coast

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.




loved watching the sun rise on this chilly morning! beautiful views

Lanaflash on 22 Jul, 2017

Went up for a quick afternoon walk, so many people, has changed since last time was there

drewmac on 9 Jul, 2017

Nice walk with interesting cave halfway and spectacular views at the top. With picnic and stops for photos 2H. To do in the dry. Watch for lots of birdlife feeding on the grasstree flowers. Very popular.

Hugues Debeyser on 9 Jul, 2017

Great family walk, amazing views, but very busy.

Pumpkin Peta on 1 Jul, 2017

Always a great walk. It never ceases to amaze me how many people are here. It's Friday and we still had trouble getting a park. Today there were even two buses here. Still had a great time though.

Ian and Sue on 12 May, 2017

this was a great spot to visit and get spectacular views

gizmobazz on 7 May, 2017

Really enjoyed it😀

Simone Burridge on 16 Apr, 2017

Was quite an easy climb took my friend and I about 20 minutes to get up. Great views from the top.

Roxy McKee on 15 Mar, 2017

nice easy walk. Took about 25mins but we were going reasonably quick. Suitable for kids aged 5+ Great place to see the sun come up.

Tannum Bowater on 11 Mar, 2017

Great little walk that is very suitable for kids and beginners. Can be challenging if you are after beating your PB from your last climb 🏃 Always amazing views that never disappoint 🙏💕

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Mel on 8 Mar, 2017

Usually, we do not 'comment' when we revisit a climb, but today was a little different, as it was the third and last of the day's challenge. We had already redone Wild Horse Mountain and burned our leg muscles on Beerburrum, so this was a great way to finish.

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 7 Mar, 2017

Appropriately graded. Amazing views from the top. Pretty challenging but within capabilities as relatively inexperienced bushwalkers. Completed in approx 1hr 10mins including time for resting at the top.

Cassablanca on Mar, 2017

We are doing this again next's lovely...just a note on pronunciation for those who may be driving and asking for directions: I am not disagreeing with the official pronunciation Ngungun at all but all the Sunshine Coasters that I have talked to about the place pronounced it gun gun" ...we are probably all incorrect but it could be that if you asked for directions to Mount Noo Noo you may not be immediately understood

KH on Mar, 2017

A very busy walk. I have bad knees and the track required constant attention so I didn't trip over. Overall, people were courteous in moving aside to let people pass.

kerfuffle on 26 Feb, 2017

Most stunning view from the top!

Natalie on 18 Feb, 2017

Beautiful walk. Not hard but gets the blood pumping. Great views!

Emily on 18 Feb, 2017

Great walk, great views.

Mick+Caity on 15 Feb, 2017

Love this walk I often do it with my daughter

Melby on 12 Feb, 2017

ma premiere en Australie et vraiment pas mal :D la monter et rapide le terrain un peu accentue,... mais la vue est incroyable je la recommande vivement :D

Brandon Maya on 6 Feb, 2017

I love the Glass House Mountains. This is the 2nd one I've climbed so far, the views are incredible! Tibrogargan is a much better, more adventurous climb but this Ngungun is way more accessible. Depends on your fitness and abilities I guess.

Samuel Armstrong on 6 Feb, 2017


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