We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Features Animals
148 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7 5429 6122
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Eumundi Markets and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane
More Info
and up
Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane
More Info
and up
Noosa and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Trip from Brisbane
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
148 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7 5429 6122
Write a ReviewReviews (621)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

121 - 130 of 614 reviews

Reviewed March 5, 2017

Loved our visit to Mary Cairncross Reserve! The nature walk is beautiful and the forest is full of wild wallabies hopping about! Adorable! Across the road, there is also an unbelievable view of the Glass House Mountains. Must-see!

Thank kghartman
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Visited Thursday 2nd March. Well worth the wait for the opening of the new visitor centre. The view of the Glass House Mountains is great from the new deck. Allow extra time to go for a walk in the rainforest and check out the visitor...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This facility is going to be quite amazing. The picnic areas are great, as are the visitors centre and toilets. We had hoped to have lunch but the café is not yet open. There are marked trails and a children's play area. The views are...More

1  Thank jude9999_10
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to go for a walk through the forest and see some wildlife. Also has a picnic area if you want to have your lunch there. Amazing beautiful big trees and vines through the forest and it's relatively easy walk that young...More

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed February 28, 2017

A great little chance find after finding out the Maleney Botanic Gardens only open on a weekend. A new opened interpretive centre with lots of information detailing the flora and fauna of this little sub tropical forest. Also comes with pademelon wallabies. Easy walk and...More

Thank AlAndJoe2016
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We have visited this reserve previously and whilst enjoyable, it was not the most modern of sites. Since our last visit in Feb 2016, a great deal of money, and effort has been spent turning it into a very pleasing venue, with many interesting &...More

Thank William43073
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Fascinating and unique rainforest preserve filled with pademelons and vines that are hundreds of years old. Gorgeous birds and strangler figs, all very accessible. Also, the paths are all shaded, making this an ideal hot weather attraction. New visitor center with knowledgeable and friendly volunteers....More

Thank Judith K
Reviewed February 15, 2017

As soon as you enter the rainforest you are in a different, but natural, world. It is a great escape from the everyday world or an education should you read the many interpretive signs. It is a relatively easy 45 minute stroll suitable for all...More

1  Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We host international students so make an effort to show them some highlights of the Sunshine Coast, and this place is always on our 'must do' list. Staff will advise if the Wallabies have been seen and where-abouts, and it's a peaceful and quiet wander...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The parking and view over the glasshouse mountain set the scene for some exciting exploration in the rainforest

Thank margaretr233
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
The Terrace Seafood Restaurant
523 reviews
.83 miles away
The Orangery Maleny-qld
66 reviews
.55 miles away
123 reviews
.80 miles away
The Garden
74 reviews
.70 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Freedom Wheels Harley-Davidson Bike & Trike Tours
21 reviews
1.43 miles away
Chenrezig Institute
40 reviews
3.02 miles away
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
980 reviews
2.82 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lucie L
August 19, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Tania W | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't open when we were there.
Debbie K
December 24, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Margaret L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know. it should be on the Internet
March 31, 2015|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from danioneill | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm sorry you can't take your dog. There is an amazing variety of wildlife- birds of many varieties, reptiles and Pademelons (a type of marsupial).