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Blessed with absolutely amazing weather, 20 excited Year 10 students set out for a day trekking up Mt Ngungun in the Glasshouse Mountains followed by a guided tour of Mary Cairncross Reserve, Maleny.


After the scenic bus trip, we arrived at Mt Ngungun and climbed the path up to the summit where we all agreed it was definitely worth the effort! What an amazing view of the Glasshouse Mountains and surrounding area! After a brief rest at the top, where we sketched the landscape and took some spectacular photos of the scenery for our Photo Montage assignment, it was time to move on to the next part of the day – Mary Cairncross. It was difficult to leave those stunning views but the promise of lunch and a rest encouraged everybody back down to the bus.


Special mention must go to the wonderful (volunteer) guides who escorted us around Mary Cairncross Rainforest Reserve; we all learned such a lot of valuable, interesting information – particularly about the giant worms and trap door spiders!


It was a quiet, reflective bus ride home after such an exhausting but enjoyable day but most agreed they would be returning soon to make the climb again up to Mt Ngungun or to visit Mary Caincross with family and friends.


A big thank- you goes to Mrs Tania Young and Ms Alys Rankin for their wonderful assistance on the day; the students all appreciated having you with us. I would especially like to thank my Geography class for being such a fantastic, well-behaved group – you represented the school beautifully and ensured the excursion was highly enjoyable. 


Mrs Stephanie Hall

Year 10 Geography Teacher

Student comments:


‘It was a good day, full of beautiful views’        Nakita


‘Spectacular view!’    Rachel


‘After that mountain climb we expect killer legs!’       Chantelle and Brandy


‘I personally enjoyed the walk, very beautiful and interesting’            Emma