Hiking Mount Ngungun – Glass House Mountains

Hiking Mount Ngungun Glass House Mountains

Mount Ngungun offers spectacular 360 views of Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Coonowrin and Mt Beerwah and out to the ocean. This hike is ideal as it is easily accessible and suitable for all fitness levels. Mount Ngungun is the sixth tallest of the Glass House Mountains, leaving me with a desire to hike all of the Glass House Mountains by the end of 2017. Stay tuned! This blog will tell you everything you need to know about Hiking Mount Ngungun.

Hiking Mount Ngungun Glass House Mountains

The Trail

Beginner/ medium

Distance – 2.8kms return

Time – Allow 60- 90 minutes

Elevation -225m

Total Climb – 196m

The well-maintained track begins from the sign post and information board with a gentle bushwalk into open forest, followed by a series of switchbacks as you climb the mountain. Part way up the mountain, there is a great view of Mt Tibrogargan. The summit provides spectacular close-up views of nearby Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Coonowrin and Mt Beerwah. Remember to stop, breathe and enjoy the moment.

Hiking Mount Ngungun Glass House Mountains

Hiking Mount Ngungun Glass House Mountains

Hiking Mount Ngungun Glass House Mountains

Hiking Mount Ngungun Glass House Mountains

What to bring

This hike can be done within an hour and therefore you don’t need to take a lot with you. All I needed was my camera and a water bottle.

Getting to Mount Ngungen

I recommend using Google Maps to find Mount Ngungen!

 

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.

Facilities

Lookouts and Picnic Facilities

Permits/Costs

None

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