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Mount Ngungun, Glass House Mountains

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Mount Ngun Ngun (said as Ngun Ngun) is the sixth tallest of the Glass House Mountains at 253 m. It has a well maintained walking trail to the summit that affords good views. The trail from carpark (with tap) is not as steep as the higher mountains and is open to beginners. The south face contains steeper, unmarked but well known rock climbing routes. When viewed from Moreton Bay it lines up with and is silhouetted by Mount Beerwah and Mt Coonowrin/Crookneck. This was noted by Captain Cook on his first voyage of along the East coast of Australia. It is known as the dingo to the family of the rest of the Glasshouse Mountains.

Ngun Ngun is arguably the best place to view the taller mountains that QNPRSR has restricted access to.

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  • It was 5 years since I’d been up Ngungun and we came as a family to do the summit (2 x 70 year olds and 2 x 40 year olds). It was a morning over Xmas period (28 Dec) and there were a lot of hikers... 
    It was 5 years since I’d been up Ngungun and we came as a family to do the summit (2 x 70 year olds and 2 x 40 year olds). It was a morning over Xmas period (28 Dec) and there were a lot of hikers...  more »
  • While the views are really spectacular once you get to the top, be aware that this is challenging for anyone with mobility issues. I went with my daughter who is an avid hiker/mountain climber and... 
    While the views are really spectacular once you get to the top, be aware that this is challenging for anyone with mobility issues. I went with my daughter who is an avid hiker/mountain climber and...  more »
  • This is a must do experience for anyone with moderately good health and able to climb LOTS of stairs. 
    This is a must do experience for anyone with moderately good health and able to climb LOTS of stairs.  more »
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  • Stunning summit especially for sunrise or sunset. We hiked this summit for sunset and it was spectacular. Grade 4 walking track but it is actually pretty easy and short. If you are fit, you can manage to get to the top within 30 mins. Took us around 35-40 mins with breaks in between for photos during the hike. Try not to hike up mt Ngungun after sunset especially during winter time as it get dark pretty quickly and it can be dangerous. A headlight would be helpful to go down from the summit after sunset. Overall, definitely a must if you are in the hinterland region, sunshine coast!
  • Brilliant views! Took 20-ish mins to get to the top, at a leisurely pace. The hike is relatively easy, even for those with little-to-no fitness (like me😂) Even the littlest kids can do the hike…it’s not uncommon to see families with little ones doing the hike together. Not sure what it’s like in winter, but in summer there are flies and horseflies everywhere at the summit; it can get real annoying. Take bugs spray, wear sunnies (keeps them out of your eyes) or wear some sort of bug netting. Don’t forget water, but there’s a water tap at the start of the hike as well.
  • Wonderful place for a walking and climbing, a little bit challenge at some parts of the track, but It totally worths it when you get on the top and see the view from there. It is kids friendly. People normally spends 10 to 20 minutes on the top of the submit. It is normally very busy, so sometimes need to wait for a car parking spot. Just be aware of that no pets are allowed. The only problem I found out there is no toilet around, so make sure you have cleaned yourself before starting this 40 to 50 minutes track!
  • This is a spectacular climb up the mountain in Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) land. The climb is steep at parts, yet safe. The 360 degrees Panasonic views from the summit are definitely worth it. It can get busy on Public Holidays and weekends. The early bird gets the worm I suppose. I’ve seen lots of families with babies and young kids completing this track and it looks safe for them. Furthermore, groups bring food and drink for a picnic, which is a great idea. XO
  • Have done a few of the glasshouse tracks and thought I'd give this one a go. The cave is interesting and it wasn't a total loss but I wouldn't go back. Went on a Monday afternoon thinking it'd be quiet but was wrong, it was packed. The views from the top weren't as good as the other mountains, some people have posted zoomed in pics which makes it look better. I was hoping to get into nature and recharge like on the other tracks but couldn't look around much on the way up or down because the path is rocky steps and also because of the amount of people there. It didn't have the usual chill, friendly vibe of the other tracks either, just busy and noisy. I think it's attracting a lot of people because it's got a rep for being easy which in turn is probably attracting a different kind of crowd. If you are after an easy walk where you can take in the plants and animals, I'd recommend the Tibrogargan round circuit. If you want pretty summit views and an easy walk (paved, not as much nature) Wild Horse mountain has better views than Ngungun. Btw, Ngungun has no facilities if you're looking for somewhere to have a picnic or with loos.

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