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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 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
Temporary Suspension of Events

The health and wellbeing of our volunteers and community are extremely important. In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and to minimise health risks to our community the difficult decision has been made to temporarily suspend all our public events and activities. We are currently exploring virtual ways to deliver some of our public programing so please continue to check the Mary Cairncross website for news of upcoming opportunities. The rainforest walks remain OPEN, the viewing deck and elevated walkway are OPEN during weekdays and the Cafe is OPEN for TAKE AWAY everyday.

Jinibara Clapstick Making Workshop

MARCH WORKSHOP POSTPONED BUT JULY WORKSHOP STILL OPEN: Make your very own clapsticks from scratch! Join Uncle Noel, Jason and BJ from Jinibara Arts as they lead you in a clapstick making workshop. You will be given a raw branch and all the tools needed to create this traditional Aboriginal percussion instrument. Learn tips to make a great sound and learn more about cultural practice of carving the clapstick.

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