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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Birds on Show

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.

Rainforest Walk with Tim O'Reilly

Join Tim O'Reilly, a lifelong bird watcher and experienced guide on a guided walk through Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. 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.

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