Its fun! We have done this a few times with the kids, and the grandparents – and love it! Keep in mind my husband hiked to Everest Base Camp this year so the kids got used to hiking to help him train – but we don’t find it a difficult walk so most kids should be fine. We are not exercise fanatics by any stretch of the imagination but hiking outdoors is soul food to us.
Its one of our favourite hikes so far. The view at the top is beautiful.
The track is a steady incline, with one short steep rocky bit at the end. The hike itself felt safe to us, mostly dirt with bush on either side, and a few stairs in there. Once you get to the summit keep a tight hold of your kids as the fall would be steep. We tend to just walk up the rocky incline and sit at the top of it (not walk along the top to the very end like others do).
About half way up there is an open cave that we always stop at, have a drink and let the kids explore to break the walk up a bit. I pack some food and drink to have at the top to fuel the kids for the way down again.
There are no toilets at this National Park, the closest ones we have found are back in town at Beerburrum at the the information centre or if this is closed there public toilets across the road, behind the set of shops.
The Visitor Information Centre is worth a stop at on the way in anyway! Next to it is a great little park. Between the flying fox and climbing each of the mini Glasshouse mountains at the park, its a great start to get the kids excited for the real walk!
Chances are you will pass a fair few people hiking Mt Ngun Ngun too, its so good seeing others out enjoying the fresh air too!
Let the kids climb ?? Before hiking Mt Ngun Ngun today we stopped at the visitors centre in Beerburum to play at the park next to it ??Between the flying fox & climbing each of the glasshouse mountains, it was a great start before the real walk! The coffee across the road at the pastry shop wasn’t too bad either… ⛰? A photo posted by Sunshine Coast Kids (@sunnycoastkids) on
Coffee / Food:
Back in town there is a cafe – CJ’s Pastry and some other smaller shops
The closest toilets are located in the Glasshouse Mountains Info Centre (after about 9am) or public toilets opposite CJ’s Pastry.