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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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Address: 148 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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An Original Tract of Land

To have a piece of land that is untouched and has been preserved is rare, and we have it at Mary Cairncross Reserve. An easy walk for all ages and the chance to see paddymelons... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kim S
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To have a piece of land that is untouched and has been preserved is rare, and we have it at Mary Cairncross Reserve. An easy walk for all ages and the chance to see paddymelons. Unfortunately, the entrance has lost its previous charm and a first rate cafe, and is being replaced, as I write, with a larger building that... More 

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Thank Kim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A lovely mix of flora and fauna, a must for nature lovers. We encountered numerous birds, pademelons and native trees. There was minimal to no disturbance heard from nearby construction work.

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Thank Damien J
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a great place to take visitors to the sunshine coast, the gold coin donation will allow you to walk around the beautiful forest, where you can see lots of native flora and fauna. We even found trap door spiders, which was awesome!

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Thank mseehuusen
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3rd visit - Dec 2016 and a new visitor centre is being built but the park itself is open. Enjoyed our walk through it lots - we saw pademelons, scrub-wrens, flying foxes, & a eastern yellow robin. Cool in the park on a hot humid day...some midgees but you expect that. We let other people go by us, then... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love The Terrace Seafood Restaurant. Pauline and Craig are the best at what they do. The food is always fresh and well presented. Staff are very attentive and most have worked there for years. We went on New Years Day for lunch and had a Seafood Banquet which offered a fantastic and tasty variety of generous proportion. It was... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to see 2 paddymelons and a tree snake try to catch a lizard. The reserve itself is a lovely walk

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit alone or with family. Very peaceful and relaxing walk. You get to see lots of wildlife if you pay attention and are patient to look through the trees and grass. Lots of birds, and some awesome large trees. Entry for a gold coin donation.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool even on a hot day! It was well worth the gold coin donation. A great place to burn off a big breakfast.

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Thank travelflee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the rainforest walk, took around 1hr of easy walking. Lots of birds, lizards and padymelons about, they are apparently more active in the mornings before it gets too busy. The visitor centre and cafe is under construction and will be a great addition to the park. Great value for families, gold coin donation only :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a location we take our overseas visitors, and they are amazed. The Glass House mountains are always amazing. And the Maleny area is always interesting. The park has facilities and parking, which can get busy on a sunny day with so many visitors.

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