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“Great spot to view the Glasshouse Mountains” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
148 Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Maleny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great spot to view the Glasshouse Mountains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Love the view from the road to the glasshouses. Toilets available and family friendly. Good open spaces with lots of grass and shade.

Visited February 2013
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“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

What a lovely area! We had a lovely walk through the rainforest, (gold coin donations are appreciated), being so hot it was lovely to cool off amongst the trees and we spotted a couple of little Pademelons camoflaged amongst the foliage. Some of the trees are magnificent, all different shapes and sizes. It really is a lovely walk.
There is also a little cafe at the entrance and a lovely picnic area which was being used by lots of people.
If you take a short walk across the road, you are looking down on the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains.
Lovely place!

Visited January 2013
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“great reserve but lacking in information”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

With all volunteer staff you can't be too critical but the rainforest walk would benefit considerably from an information sheet pinting out what you are seeing.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful Rainforest and Bird Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I love walking at Mary Cairncross. The birdlife is fabulous, and if you think you hear a baby crying - it's probably a catbird. This short walk is now mostly boardwalk so it's great, even if it's been raining. There is a fabulous information centre about the park run by volunteers and a cafe with beautiful views looking over the Glasshouse Mountains. I recommend this walk to everyone ... it's mostly flat so no problem for someone in a wheelchair either ... a gold coin donation is a great idea to keep putting back into the park.

Visited November 2012
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Have now been to this reserve twice and intend to go back again several times - lucky to live just about 30 minutes from it so we are thankful that we can. The Pademelon are sweet and entertaining, the bird calls are absolutely amazing. The staff (volunteers for the most part) are helpful and knowledgable. The views from outside of the reserve are breathtaking. There are picnic tables, a cafe and a childrens playground outside of the reserve in parkland. Entry fee is just a gold coin, you choose what you want to pay - well worth it.

Visited December 2012
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