Easy Glass House Mountains Walking Track

view of mountain in the distance

Visiting The Glass House Mountains

The Glass House Mountains in Queensland, Australia, are a collection of 11 hills that have become a must-see site for those visiting Brisbane or Noosa.

About an hour’s drive from either Brisbane, visiting the Glass House Mountains is a great day trip out away from the city. To make the most of your trip, start the day early and pack plenty of supplies, including food, suncream, bug spray and a hat! 

Mt Ngungun Glass House Mountains

Picking A Glass House Mountains Walking Track

For those who are first time visitors to the Glass House Mountains, I’d recommend heading up Mt Ngungun, one of the easier Glass House Mountains walking tracks that only takes about two hours but offers great views at the summit of Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Coonowrin and Mt Beerwah (you can read more about the Mt Ngungun Summit Walking Track and other Glass House Mountains walks here).

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Walking up Mt Ngungun

The majority of the morning will be taken up by getting to and walking up Mt Ngungun, so make sure to bring lunch with you so you can have a mountain-top picnic while taking in the fantastic views (and catch your breath). On a clear day, you can even see the sea! Make sure you take loads of pictures to capture the great views you get from the top. 

view from top of mountain

Taking in the view

Once you’ve taken in the fantastic views, slowly and leisurely make your way back down Mt Ngungun. Make sure to drop in at the Glass House Mountains Lookout to get a view of the whole Glass House Mountains family together and admire how far up you hiked earlier in the day!

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view of mountain range glass house mountains

There are plenty of great lookouts in the surrounding area, but the Glass House Mountains Lookout is one of the best, and also has toilets and a picnic and BBQ area for you to really make the most of your afternoon.

Alternatively, for an afternoon bite to eat head to the Glass House Mountains Lookout Cafe, where you can treat yourself to some wholesome, no-fuss food while admiring the view of Mt Ngungun and if you’re lucky some grey kangaroos!   

Visiting Brisbane? If you want ideas as what to do on your trip, check out my Two Day Itinerary for Brisbane here for inspiration, or head over to the Travel section for more ideas!



  1. February 15, 2019 / 11:38 am

    Can you get to the glass mountains on public transport at all? Is there a train that goes there?

  2. Hi there!
    February 17, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    There isn’t a train there as it is out in the countryside. As far as I know there isn’t public transport to the base of the mountains, but there will probably be organised tours that can pick you up and take you there

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