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 tranquillity and beauty.

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The rainforest reserve Make the most of your visit by learning about the special creatures who live here
Rainforest Discovery Centre

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

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Upcoming events
Insect MacroPhotography Workshop

Love to look at forest life close up but can’t get things focused? Join Kerry to learn some tips and techniques so you can take beautiful macro images of insects. Kerry is the coordinator of the insect photography enthusiast group, Brisbane Bug Snappers. She has been enjoying macro photography since she overcame her phobia of spiders, about 12 years ago. Her favorite macro subjects include weevils and jumping spiders. You don’t need a fancy camera, just bring what you usually use (phone or camera).

Native Bee Workshop

Discover the curious life of stingless native bees for the backyard with bee enthusiasts from the Native Stingless Bee Rescue Group. The group will be sharing their secrets on everything you need to know about keeping native bees. This is a practical session on how to care for a hive, how to split and transfer hives, lifecycle of native stingless bees and use of bees for pollinating your garden. The session will provide you with an introduction and insight into how you can become a stingless-bee keeper. Cost $15/person.

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