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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Rainforest Discovery Centre

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

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The rainforest reserve Make the most of your visit by learning about the special creatures who live here
Upcoming events
Spring pademelon survey - Citizen Science activity

Calling all citizen scientists, join a seasonal survey of the pademelons in the reserve. Join a team of volunteers to help survey the red-legged pademelons in Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Our team conducts regular seasonal surveys in the reserve to monitor pademelon numbers and behaviour. Free event. Registrations essential. Limited numbers.

The Holmes Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Bird Art 2022

Open daily 7 - 30 October 9am-4pm with the exception of these times: 1-4pm Saturday the 8th of October and from 2-4pm Sunday the 30th of October. The Holmes Art Prize—unique in Australia—attracts Australia’s best wildlife artists, many boasting international acclaim. Bringing together 35 artists of this caliber is a real coup for our region.

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