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Mount Ngungun Summit Walking Track
Beerwah, Sunshine Coast Area

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13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/glass-house-mountains

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Description

Named by Cook during his epic voyage along Australia's east coast, the Glass House Mountains are rhyolitic volcanic plugs left by volcanic activity millions of years ago. This area has special significance for the Gubbi Gubbi Aboriginal people.

The Mount Ngungun summit walk begins in open forest with a fern understory. Part way up the mountain there is a great view of Mount Tibrogargan and the track passes a small rock overhang. The summit provides spectacular close-up views of nearby volcanic peaks-Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Coonowrin and Mount Beerwah-and a 360° panoramic view of the coast and hinterland.

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The 2.8 kilometre track is classed as a grade 4 walking track. Visitors need a moderate level of fitness and ankle-supporting footwear. Take plenty of drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen. Allow about two hours to complete the walk.

Caution: Track passes close to cliff edges-supervise children closely. Take extra care around the summit area in wet weather-rocks become very slippery. Walk carefully to avoid dislodging rocks-they might hit walkers or climbers below you.

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About the Walk

1.4 kilometres
1-2 hours
Short Walk
Hard
Return
From the car park off the access road.

Walk Highlights

  • Volcanic peaks
  • Mountain heath vegetation
  • Open eucalypt woodland
  • Coastal views

Walk Hints

The track is up the southern side of the mountain so it is sheltered most of the way.

Take plenty of drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen.

This trail is rough and uneven and should only be attempted by fit walkers. Be careful after rain and never walk when it is raining, as the track gets quite slippery.

Take care near the summit and always wear insect repellent in summer.

Take your camera to capture the stunning view from the top!

Best Time To Go

Do this walk early in the morning and enjoy the wildflowers in spring.

Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Only suitable for children accompanied by adults.

How To Get There:
The Glass House Mountains are west of the old highway between Beerburrum and Beerwah. Access to Mount Ngungun and Mount Beerwah is from the Glass House Mountains township via Coonowrin and Fullertons Road. Mount Ngungun is two kilometres from the Glass House Mountains township.


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Glass House Mountains National Park
Beerwah
Queensland 4519 Australia

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