Overlooking the spectacular Sunshine Coast Hinterland, this is a perfect introduction to abseiling for those wishing to add a little adventure to their day.
For millennia, the iconic shapes of the Glasshouse Mountains have captured imaginations. If you’ve always found yourself drawn to these dramatic peaks, an abseiling adventure is the perfect way to experience this incredible part of Queensland.
Located 60 minutes north of Brisbane, Mt Ngungun is a deservedly popular outdoor adventure destination. Here, you’ll meet your Pinnacle Guide in the morning for a quick lesson in abseil skills before heading up the trail. Warm up with a short, atmospheric abseil amongst the ferns before climbing to the summit ridge at 253m above sea level. Spectacular 360-degree vistas await, a stunning backdrop for your 40m descent from the rocky escarpment to the eucalypts below. What a rush!
This is a unique adventure in a unique location, one we think you’ll find quite hard to forget!
Our awesome guides are highly trained, fully accredited, and heaps of fun! They’ll teach you everything you need to know, as well as take care of the safety procedures and provide all the gear, including harness, helmet and all other technical equipment.
What to bring:
Although your guide will provide all the safety gear, you’ll still need to bring a few bits and pieces, including:
Non-restrictive clothing. Check the weather forecast to get an idea of the conditions, but remember that the summit is exposed and weather can change quickly, so a light jacket or wind jacket can be handy
Enclosed footwear such as hiking boots or runners, sturdy enough to handle a rough trail
A backpack big enough to carry all your gear plus some of the required safety equipment (e.g. ropes)
2-3 litres of water, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses
Your own food and snacks, full of energy to keep you happy and psyched!
You don’t need much fitness to abseil, but the hike to the summit of Mt Ngungun takes approximately 1 hour and covers some steep terrain and plenty of stairs. A moderate level of fitness is recommended. You don’t need any technical experience however, we will teach you everything you need to know for a safe and fun abseil!
Why choose Team Pinnacle?
With more than 15 years of experience, Pinnacle Sports is South East Queensland’s leading provider of rock climbing and abseiling training and experiences. We work closely with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and other management organisations to ensure that our outdoor activities are fully permitted and environmentally sound. Our reputation for high quality outdoor experiences has been built on low instructor to participant ratios, meaning you get more time to do the rad stuff! Here at Team Pinnacle, we love all things vertical and we’re looking forward to sharing our passion with you.
The Fine Print:
Minimum participant age is 8 years old (participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult)
All participants must complete a waiver prior to beginning the activity. Participants under 18 years of age will require a parent or guardian to sign their waiver
Not recommended during pregnancy
This activity will still run even if it’s a bit wet. In the event of serious weather conditions, the session may be rescheduled
This activity takes place in Glasshouse Mountains National Park. There are no toilet facilities on or near the mountain, so consider making a pitstop in Glasshouse Mountains township before the activity.