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“lovely gentle bushwalk for the whole family”

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Maleny
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We visited a little late in the day and the information centre and café were both closed so cannot comment on these. There is a grassed area adjacent to the parking spaces with BBQ's and a children's playground - perfect for picnics. The walking track is a nice, gentle bushwalk through a beautiful little remnant of rainforest. Entry is by gold coin donation via a collection box at the start of the trail. There's lots of bird noise to soundtrack your walk and we saw four pademelons along the way.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Great detour if only for the views of the Glasshouse Mountains. Didn't have time to do any of the walks but would definitely go back. Looks like a great place to stop for lunch with many public BBQ's. Afterwards I would recommend carrying on down the road to Maleny & Montville.

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

In particular,enjoyment is derived from the variety of wildlife present in the only preserved rainforest on the Range.Good job with all the volunteers and the cafe is always consistently good.Oh and the view...

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We have family living in Maleny and always head here when we visit from the UK. It was a great introduction to the rainforest for our 4 & 5 year old and fabulous little info room before some well planned & informative walks. Bonus seeing the pademelon and always a great café to finish off a walk with fantastic GlassHouse Mountain views. Highly recommended

Thank charbe72
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

The walk is started from a great little information centre - lots of displays and dead things in jars for the kids to get a close look at. Also a kiddy's corner with colouring and dinosaur display. The staff was extremely helpful and happy to explain more about the reserve. She gave the kids a "job" to do on their walk: looking for giant earthworm mounds.

The walk itself took under an hour and was very easy going. We were lucky to see a pademelon hopping across our path. Some parts of the walk were boardwalks. Also found a noisy colony of bats in a tree.

We ate lunch at the cafe. Amazing views over the Glasshouse Mountains! The sandwiches were delicious and the staff were very helpful, especially with the kid's meals.

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