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Mount Ngungun

Mount Ngungun

Mount Ngungun, also known as Gun Gun, is the 6th highest among the Glass House Mountains.

With a height of 253 metres, it’s become one of the most popular destinations for hiking and has a clear, established trail that visitors can take to the summit to enjoy the views.

Mount Ngungun, Summit Track, Hike Time, Map, Sunrise, Sunset, Weather

The mountain is easily accessible and can be climbed, even if you have kids or have no previous bushwalking experience. It’s only around an hour away from Brisbane by car, making it a great day trip choice though you can also spend the weekend here.

To begin your trek, stop over at the Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretative Centre. The centre is operated by friendly and professional staff who share all the information you need for your trip or hike. You’ll also get to learn about the fascinating Aboriginal legends and history of the area.

Mount Ngungun’s trails are 2.8km return and one of the easier treks among the Glass House Mountains. It takes around 2 hours return, though to make the most of your trek, be sure to spend time at the summit to enjoy the panoramic vistas of Mount Beerwah, Mount Coonowrin, and Mount Tibrogargan. The trails start in the open forest accentuated by ferns, and on the way up, you’ll pass a small rock that resembles a cave. This is where you can stop by for a quick rest or even explore it further.

During your hike, you might be able to spot some wildlife. Some of the animals that call this mountain home are goannas, koalas, echidnas, and kangaroos. There are several birds, too, so bring along a binocular if you’re interested in seeing them; these include the peregrine falcon, rosellas, cockatoos, kookaburras, and the rare black cockatoo.

Mount Ngungun is truly an exciting hike, no matter how old you are.

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