Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny

4.8
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Explore 55 hectares (136 acres) of subtropical rainforest at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Learn about the history of the rainforest on a walk with a volunteer guide, marvel at towering Australian red cedars, and spot wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, frogs, and crayfish. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready for the various colorful bird species that call the reserve home. You might want to visit the Mary Cairncross Cafe before touring the reserve. It opens at 8:30 am for breakfast, and the purple hue of the Glasshouse Mountains and mist surrounding them makes for a prime photo opportunity. The view is remarkable, though, at any time of the day. Using our online itinerary creator, Maleny attractions like Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Fantastic place, place for picnic and BBQ and the best is perhaps the Bush walk, the educational centre and the cafeteria. We'll worth when in the hinterlands  more »
  • Was pleased to find that the trail through the reserve has an accessible route giving a 300 metre push through the wonderful forest. It’s still quite tough territory so a Freewheel or similar would he...  more »
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  • Fabulous place, very beautiful. Saw quiet a few animals in natural habitat. Easy to walk for all ages. Great information centre with lots of educational info. Brilliant
  • Great place for a day trip. Clean amenities, cafe with nice coffee and an interesting educational area to interest the kids. The open grassed areas for picnics and the walks are easy and enjoyable.

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