Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny

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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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  • A great experience for locals and visitors alike. Walked the tracks and along the way saw many different birds and met a family of pademelon's. Live in Oz, Qld for many years and never knew this... 
    A great experience for locals and visitors alike. Walked the tracks and along the way saw many different birds and met a family of pademelon's. Live in Oz, Qld for many years and never knew this...  more »
  • Beautiful walk, you'll see lots of animal life in here. There's a lot of amazing plants and trees to see here too, and the information centre is also a great add on. There is a fantastic cafe here... 
    Beautiful walk, you'll see lots of animal life in here. There's a lot of amazing plants and trees to see here too, and the information centre is also a great add on. There is a fantastic cafe here...  more »
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  • Beautiful forest walk, with lovely animals, plants, and fungi to spot along the way. We were lucky enough to see some pademelon and babies. The figs are spectacular and seeing the fireflies at night feels a little magical. The picturesque views of the glasshouse mountains from up there just breathtaking. Beautiful spot.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Stunning. Do the 1.7 km walk, be awed by the strangler figs and their absolute tenacity. And do sit in on the movie experience at the end. Stunning!!

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