Three exquisite and distinct conservation areas Our other centres

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is one of three Centres for Conservation, Learning and Partnerships proudly managed by the Sunshine Coast Council.

The other two sites are:

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden (MRBBG)

Located in Tanawha at the headwaters of Mountain Creek, MRBBG boasts 82 ha of eucalypt open forest, creek-side rainforest, lagoons and palm gullies.  It features bush walking trails, natural playgrounds, site-specific artworks and the Arts and Ecology Centre.  To find out more, visit the website.

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary (MWS)

Located in Bli Bli on the banks of the Maroochy River, MWS is home to a diversity of vegetation types. An accessible boardwalk meanders through dry eucalypt forests, rainforest, melaleuca forest, casuarina woodland, salt marsh and mangroves.  To learn more, visit the website.


Protecting our forest

You will come across plenty of the animals in the reserve. We recommend not to get too close as this may provoke them. Feeding animals in the reserve is also not allowed.

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More amazing animals
Red-legged Pademelon A wallaby with status

If you are quiet in the forest you may be lucky enough to spot a Red-legged Pademelon hopping across the track. The Pademelon is a solitary, shy animal that is active both during the day and night, feeding on fallen rainforest leaves and fruits.

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