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Mount Ngungun

Sunshine Coast

Glasshouse Mountains National Park


Distance (kms):

2.4 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 2 hrs

Elevation gain (m):

187 m

Max. elevation (m):

265 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Moderate (Grade 4)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A short, popular hike offering some of the best views the Sunshine Coast has to offer, including uninterrupted 360 degree views to the Glass House Mountains.

This heavily trafficked hike starts from the car park on Fullertons Road in the Glass House Mountains.

The track meanders through bushland before gradually increasing in gradient. A small cave (Dayman’s Cave) can be found just off the track on the way up. As the summit approaches, views toward the coast become visible.

At the summit, standing at 253m above sea level, it quickly becomes apparent why the hike is so popular, with some of the most spectacular views the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Mount Coonowrin and Mount Beerwah line up perfectly to the west, while Mount Tibrogargan lies prominently to the south, flanked by the smaller peaks of Mount Cooee and Mount Tibberoowuccum.

The twin peaks of Mount Coochin lie to the north, while further south is Mount Beerburrum and the twin peaks of Mount Tunbubudla.

From the summit there is also a beautiful view down the face of the mountain, showcasing the towering vertical volcanic rock pillars that have formed the mountain.

Note: although colloquially referred to as Mount ‘Na-Gun-Gun’, the correct pronunciation is apparently ‘Nooh-Nooh’.

Track: The track involves graded paths, with some rocky steps and a short rock scramble (not exposed) just prior to the summit. The track is well-signed and easy to follow.

Difficulty: The track is steep in places but is suitable for all fitness levels and is a great beginner mountain. From the summit, and various locations along the track, there are sheer drops, so caution must be exercised.

Direction: This is an out-and back track that returns the way it came.

getting there

The trail starts from the car cark on Fullertons Road in the Glass House Mountains, 1 hour drive north of Brisbane.

Parking can become extremely busy, particularly on weekends, so it is advised to go early or weekdays if possible.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round, however is quite exposed to the sun, so would be more difficult during warmer months.

Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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