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Mount Ngungun offers spectacular 360-degree views of Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Coonowrin, 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! This blog will tell you everything you need to know about Hiking Mount Ngungun.
Mount Ngungun Hiking Trail
Distance – 2.8kms return
Time – Allow 60- 90 minutes
Total Climb – 196m
The well-maintained trail to the peak of Mount Ngungun begins at the signpost 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. The trail is shaded for the most part, but completely exposed at the summit.
What to bring
This hike can be done within an hour and therefore you don’t need to take a lot with you. I suggest taking a water bottle and camera.
Getting to Mount Ngungun
I recommend using Google Maps to find Mount Ngungun!
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 you will find a car park at the base of Ngungun mountain.
Facilities at Mount Ngungun
You will find Picnic Facilities and a lookout at Mount Ngungun.
There are no national park fees payable for day use.
Other tips for hiking Mount Ngungun
- There are no bins at the top, so take all your rubbish home with you.
- Watch for snakes.
- If you’re lucky you may be able to spot koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and other wildlife on your hike, so keep your eyes peeled.
- This is a busy hike, so I recommend doing it early in the day to beat the crowds, and the heat.
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