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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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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
Tiny Giants: Mary's Amazing Invertebrates

We are partnering with entomologists and arachnologists from the Queensland Museum to undertake the first broad taxonomic study of invertebrates at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Tiny Giants is a four-day public event that showcases and celebrates invertebrate species and scientific research. From Thursday 21 October - Sunday 24 October, walks, talks, workshops and events will ignite curiosity about and stewardship of the miniscule and marvellous world of insects, spiders and other creepy crawlies.

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