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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Come and explore the rainforest
The natural jewel of the Sunshine Coast hinterland

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve comprises 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the Glass House Mountains landscape. A remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range, the reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which will delight with its tranquility and beauty.

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Rainforest Discovery Centre

Visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring the multi-sensory, interactive educational displays

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The rainforest reserve Make the most of your visit by learning about the special creatures who live here
Upcoming events
“Les Animaliers” – Black,White & Bronze from the Bodo Muche Studio

Exhibition dates: Friday 3 June - Sunday 19 June 2022 The realistic fine art sculptures of German Australian artist Bodo Muche will inspire and enthral visitors. Bodo’s works reflect the great Classical tradition of the 19th Century French School of naturalistic sculptors, “Les Animaliers”- the Animal Artists. Before visiting please consider Queensland Covid-19 restrictions.

Macropods – pademelons and beyond

Did you know macropod means big foot? Come and learn more about this special group of pouched, hopping wildlife. Local ecologist and wildlife rehabilitator, Marc Russell will provide an overview of the macropods found in our region such as the swamp wallaby and pademelon. This talk follows the Winter pademelon survey at 7am. A World Environment Day Festival event.

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