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 tranquility and beauty.
Step back in time in our Rainforests Through Time display, take a relaxing walk along our rainforest tracks from 7am to 6pm (Gold Coin donation appreciated) have a picnic or barbeque, or relax at the Café .
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Building Renewal Concepts
Two architectural concepts have been developed and shared with the community for consultation. Click to find out more >
There are many ways that you can enjoy and treasure Mary Cairncross Reserve
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.