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“Fantastic place to stop.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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$104.70*
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Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Maleny
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stop.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Have been coming to Mary Cairncross Park since I was a child and it never gets old! The view over the top of the Glasshouse Mountains is unrivalled and changes with the light as the day goes on. This park has great facilities for picnics, BBQs and is a lovely place to stop with your thermos for morning or afternoon tea. There is a short bushwalk through lush forest which would suit nearly anyone.

Visited March 2013
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Away from it all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Although just off a fairly main road, once inside the reserve you feel you are miles from everything. The Guide on duty was very helpful making the visit even better. Wonderful photo opportunities of fantastic tree shapes. Good education centre with informative displays; excellent for children. Easy walks to suit all ages.

Wonderful views of the Glass House Mountains.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Qld
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87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great patch of rainforest to show off to visitors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Always a reliable spot to take overseas guests, for a look at rainforest, strangler figs, wildlife (lizards, various birds, paddymelons, turkeys and trapdoor spiders) and views of the Glasshouse Mountains. Now with an excellent cafe for morning and afternoon teas or lunches. A short section of the walk is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Visited March 2013
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Maleny Qld
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57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Easy walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is a beautiful example of rainforest vegetation in the local area. It is a compact little reserve with a couple of easy walks. You will most likely see some Pademelons (Wallabies) along the track so long as you aren't too noisy while you wander around. There is a lovely park attached suitable for families with BBQ facilities. Great kiosk selling fabulous coffee and food. A very nice outing.

Visited January 2013
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Ipswich, Australia
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“Beautiful Views.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

The views of the glasshouse mountains is beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed the rainforest walk and the flora and fauna. Very tranquil work and the staff are very friendly and insiteful. Would have loved to see a richmond redwing butterfly, maybe next time. Loved the walk

Visited March 2013
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