Come and explore the Rainforest
Welcome to the natural jewel of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve comprises 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the Glass House Mountains National 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.
Come and enjoy an exciting journey through the new Rainforest Discovery Centre at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.
The Cafe is currently closed and the opening date for the new Cafe is yet to be confirmed. In the meantime please bring a picnic and enjoy the surrounds.
Take a relaxing walk along our rainforest tracks from 7am to 6pm (Gold Coin donation appreciated). Entry to the new after hours rainforest is located on the right at the bike racks in front of the Rainforest Discovery Centre.
Make the most of your visit to the Reserve
Rainforest canopy spiral
- Enjoy our wheelchair and stroller friendly walking tracks on a family day out
- Make the most of our Rainforest Discovery Centre with your school or
community group, all schools and organised groups must pre-book their visit.
- Take a pre-booked guided walk with
one of our dedicated volunteer guides -
or join the team!
- Enjoy a picnic or barbeque in the
picnic shelters adjoining the
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is committed to conserving and enhancing the natural habitat of the area, and providing a valued community resource for education, research, recreation and enjoyment.
Please be aware that dogs (except for disability companions) and cats are not permitted anywhere in the Reserve.