Starting from the car park on Fullertons Road, Glass House Mountains, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Ngungun and back via a singular track that involves lots of steps. The spectacular 360 degree views of the coast and the surrounding mountains from the summit, are surely worth the climb. These rocky outcrops were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, and were of great importance to the Gubbi Gubbi Aboriginal people. Although the view is especially beautiful at sunset, the summit tends to be quite busy around that time frame. Be aware that there may be some rock scrambling involved at the top. Try to come very early if you want to avoid the crowd, and watch the sun rise(which looks as good if not better). The cliffs at the top are not fenced and may be slippery when wet, so take good care of your children and yourself. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn left onto Johnston Road and drive for another 2 km
Turn right onto Crittenden Road and drive for another 620 m
Turn left onto Bowen Road and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn right onto Steve Irwin Way, 24 and drive for another 950 m
Keep left and drive for another 95 m
Turn left onto Reed Street and drive for another 120 m
Turn left onto Bruce Parade and drive for another 105 m
Turn right onto Burgess Street and drive for another 325 m
Turn left onto Coonowrin Road and drive for another 1 km
Turn right onto Fullertons Road and drive for another 1.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Fullertons Road(1.22 km west of intersection with Coonowrin Road), head towards the trailhead signpost with a little roof on it along the gravel path. Pass through the bollard, then head into the woodland as you follow the gravel walking track, passing by the said signpost and a couple of benches to your left. Follow the track as it meanders through the forest to continue along Mount Ngungun Track.....
Directions & comments
After 100 m pass the "Ngungun National Park" (8 m on your left).
After another 350 m continue straight.
After another 145 m continue straight.
Continue another 730 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.3 km to get back to the start.
About 25 m past the end is "Mount Ngungun".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)