The Mt Ngungun hike in the Glass House Mountains is one of the easier hikes in comparison to the others, but the view is just as incredible! This hike is best done at sunset as you have the perfect view of the sun setting behind the two mountains in the distance.
How to get to Mt Ngungun
Mt Ngungun is located in the Glass House Mountains, just 1 hour away from Brisbane or 30 minutes from the Sunshine Coast. A car is the best way to get around as there are no public transport options in the area. There are plenty of Australian car rental and van rental options that are perfect for a road trip adventure. The start of the Mt Ngungun hike is located along Fullertons road, beside the car park.
Where to Stay
There aren’t many accomodation options in the Glass House Mountains. The best places to stay would be in one of the nearby cities or you can go camping. The closest area with good accomodation options is the Sunshine Coast as it’s only a short 30 minute drive away. You can also stay in Brisbane which is the capital city of Queensland, although it’s a little further away.
For those that love the outdoors, camping is also a great and cheap way to stay in the Glass House Mountains. We stayed at Cruice Park which was free and also located nearby to the mountains. If you decide to camp, we recommend using the app CamperMate or WikiCamps to find campsites.
Fees / Costs
The hike is completely free as there are no national park fees or parking fees.
Mt Ngungun Hike
The hike to the summit is fairly easy and is appropriate for hikers of any fitness level. The easily accessible hiking trail is what makes this one of the most popular mountains in the region. We also saw some families with their children doing the hike so anyone can do it! The hike can be done within 30 minutes and the pathway is super easy to follow. The pathway winds up the mountain and is mostly a slight incline so no need for climbing!
Once at the top you’ll be rewarded with 360 degree views of the Glass House Mountain region. In the distance you’ll be able to spot Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Coonowrin and also Mt Beerwah. The summit opens up with plenty of room to explore along the top. However most people head towards the section on the left as it provides the best vantage point. This spot is very popular for sunset and you’ll often find this place full of people enjoying the beautiful views.
For such a short and easy hike, the view is definitely worth checking out for yourself. We were blown away by the landscape of the Glass House Mountains and being able to see it from above was even more incredible!