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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is a remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range, just outisde of Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

The Reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which will delight with its tranquillity and beauty. The forest is home to a wide array of Australian flora and fauna and is perfect for bushwalking. 

The newly opened Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre has stunning views over the Glass House Mountains and is the gateway to the reserve’s walking tracks through the adjacent rainforest.

There are over 2 kilometres of tranquil walking tracks, boardwalks and viewing platforms. Some tracks are accessible by wheelchair.

Facilities include:

  • Rainforest Discovery Centre with new and innovative rainforest interpretative displays
  • Picnic tables and barbeques (gas supplied)
  • Children's playground and open recreation space suitable for ball games
  • Toilets
  • Picnic shelter area

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is located at 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny.

Maleny is 45 km from Maroochydore and is one of the prettiest day trips from the Sunshine Coast, providing plenty of stunning scenery along the way. 

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