Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
4.5
Nature & Wildlife AreasHiking Trails
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • jodiegausden
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy walk, all abilities
    Stopped for delicious lunch overlooking the hinterland and Glasshouse mountains then explored the discovery centre and the easy flat walk through the forest. Nice grassed areas for picnic or simply lay around and enjoy a book. Nature gets 5 stars here!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia24,422 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Gem
    Stumbled upon this great reserve on our way to the pub in Maleny and very glad that we did. There is an elevated visitors centre with sweeping views of the Glass House Mountains plus an art gallery, cafe, facilities and a 3m friendly Tree Python who lives on site. The reserve also has picnic facilities, gas BBQ's, shelters and short bush walks with limited car spaces. Very busy & popular on a sunny Sunday afternoon but well worth a quick stop.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Tony W
    Sydney, Australia4,584 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A magnificent and accessible rainforest experience
    By visiting this place you receive a magnificent and accessible rainforest experience, all for a gold coin donation. The walk through the rainforest on the boardwalk provides visitors with up close access to the bio diversity that the forest supports. Well signed throughout and very well maintained.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Phileas_Fogg1
    Carterton, New Zealand125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant visit
    Nice spot for a picnic lunch and to enjoy seeing kookaburras up close. The staff at the visitor centre were helpful and knowledgeable and keen for people to have a good time. We saw a variety of birds and also lots of pademelons. The walking tracks are well maintained and the trees very impressive.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Atlasmoth
    Ipswich, United Kingdom50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable day out
    Having decided to visit Mary Cairncross reserve we arrived at lunchtime and had a delicious meal in the restaurant served by very friendly staff. Afterwards we visited the discovery centre, which was very informative. We then went in to the reserve itself and had an enjoyable walk during which we spotted some wallabies and interesting birds. It was a very lovely day out.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
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car0leb66
Brisbane, Australia260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The views of the Glasshouse Mountains are amazing when visiting the Maleny area. From high on the mountains it is a spectacular landscape. Also the short rainforest walk through the Visitor Centre is very doable and interesting. We saw a couple of pademelons and the birdcalls were enchanting along the loop trail. The Visitor Centre is very educational and interesting to learn about the rainforest environment with its very informative and knowledgeable volunteers.
Written 26 May 2024
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Graham B
Beerwah, Australia45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A visit that was both educational and entertaining. The volunteers made a huge impression on our family,they explained in easy to understand language about the property and where we could see different things.
Written 29 April 2024
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX2,358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We really loved our walk in the woods. There are several paths so you can walk as little or as much as you want. We thoroughly enjoyed looking for the pademelons. They were so cute!
Written 21 March 2024
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Scolty
Banchory, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Fantastic experience. Walk is very easy. The full walk takes about 45 minutes. Saw three padamelon, a red bellied black snake and lots and lots of amazing trees. If you ignore the path you feel you are really alone in a rainforest. And the views of the Glass House Mountains is excellent. Volunteers also very helpful.
Written 27 January 2024
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Jacqui
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great views of the glass mountains from the cafe, food fabulous and great value, our walk around the rainforest was really good saw a Padamelon and plenty of birds, however beware my hubby brought a leech back in his trainer! But was ok. Well impressed.
Written 22 January 2024
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Atlasmoth
Ipswich, UK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Having decided to visit Mary Cairncross reserve we arrived at lunchtime and had a delicious meal in the restaurant served by very friendly staff. Afterwards we visited the discovery centre, which was very informative. We then went in to the reserve itself and had an enjoyable walk during which we spotted some wallabies and interesting birds. It was a very lovely day out.
Written 4 November 2023
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Phileas_Fogg1
Carterton, New Zealand125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Nice spot for a picnic lunch and to enjoy seeing kookaburras up close. The staff at the visitor centre were helpful and knowledgeable and keen for people to have a good time. We saw a variety of birds and also lots of pademelons. The walking tracks are well maintained and the trees very impressive.
Written 4 November 2023
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Tanya W
Hawera, New Zealand71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We stopped off here after advice from the information Centre at Montville. Was a beautiful place and we had a delicious lunch. Fabulous views of the glass mountains.
Written 24 October 2023
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850shaner
Brisbane, Australia194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a beautiful reserve. Only a 45 minute walk to get around it, but a lot happening. Lots of animals, and the pademelons seem unconcerned by people. Congratulations to the people managing this place - it's a credit to you all.
Written 22 October 2023
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
By visiting this place you receive a magnificent and accessible rainforest experience, all for a gold coin donation. The walk through the rainforest on the boardwalk provides visitors with up close access to the bio diversity that the forest supports. Well signed throughout and very well maintained.
Written 23 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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