Sunshine Coast Hinterland Sights

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

  • 148 Mountain View Rd. Map It
  • Maleny
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 08/07/2014

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One of the area's most popular picnic spots, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is 5 km (3 miles) southeast of Maleny at the intersection of the Landsborough–Maleny Road and Mountain View Road. The 130 acres of subtropical rain forest shelter an array of wildlife that includes bandicoots, goannas, echidnas, wallabies—and even pythons. There's an excellent information center and two easy walks. Eat in the café (serving Fairtrade coffee and homemade cakes) or at picnic tables for magnificent views of the Glass House Mountains.

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148 Mountain View Rd., Maleny, Queensland, 4552, Australia

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Published 08/07/2014


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