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.
Bugs in the system Invertebrates
An abundance of invertebrates inhabit the undergrowth in our forest: ants, butterflies, wasps, bees, spiders, centipedes and even crustaceans. Invertebrates are thought to make up 97% of all animals on earth. They are crucial workers in the ecosystem as pollinators, garbage collectors and food sources. Many species remain to be identified, here we have profiled a few known to live in the reserve.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring the multi-sensory, interactive educational displaysVisiting as a school group? Visiting as a tour group? Book now.
Birds are the stars of the rainforest drama. This five month exhibition brings you all the glamour and glitz of our Golden Feather Awards including the best female lead, the best choreographer, the best touring act and the best set designers. Vote in the People's Choice for your favourite bird. Ends 2 February 2020.
Tim O’Reilly grew up on his family’s rainforest property in the Gold Coast Hinterland and has been a lifelong bird-lover and watcher so to say he knows a thing or two about birds is an understatement. Join Tim for guided walk through Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and gain a fascinating insight into the private lives of some of our amazing birds. 9.00-10.00am.
Our biodiversity event has been recognised as best practice at national sustainability awards!