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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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Address: 148 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 5429 6122
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Refreshing on a hot day and a lovely walk

Went here for a shady stroll one morning. The tall rainforest trees are amazing. There was a python curled up near a walkway (staff showed us on the map where to find him). Bats... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a shady stroll one morning. The tall rainforest trees are amazing. There was a python curled up near a walkway (staff showed us on the map where to find him). Bats in tress, bush turkeys and the little bush rodent (looks like a bilby). lots of noisy birds and just a pleasantl, scenic walk. Parking is very... More 

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Thank pepperberry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The local community and groups and Council have and do an exceptional job. This is a must do. You can walk, sit, gaze, jog and just relax at whatever pace you want.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day at the reserve. Amazing panoramic views of the glasshouse mountains, an excellent rainforest experience full of colourful birds and wildlife. Helpful and friendly staff Will definitely be returning!

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Morayfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This patch of rainforest is marvellous. It is situated amid many modern houses and across the road is another magnificent view of the Glasshouse Mountains. But in the Cairncros reserve are all sorts of wildlife, birds, pademelon kangaroos, insects and a huge variety of trees. It gives you some idea of what this country was like before all the great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little walk, easy for all, with some surprising nature all around -pademelons, birds, bats and snakes

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on Tuesday 25th October with friends. We always include this lookout on our way around the hinterland with visitors. You get a great view of the Glass House Mountains out towards Moreton Island, we could also see the high buildings of Brisbane CBD, how good a view is that.

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Framingham Earl, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For a small donation take this enjoyable walk through rain forest in national reserve. We were recommended it by our motel we were staying at near Australia Zoo. We were advised by one of the wardens of the walk what to look out for along our stroll. We spotted several of the animals and birds she had told us. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Was a lovely walk after a big lunch. Nice and easy with a few wallabies around. Would be great for a picnic with kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great picnic area and playground for kids along with amazing walk in the rain forest. Across the road a panoramic view of the Glasshouse mountains. Wonderful and close to the coast.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

MUST DO ! What an amazing place to go for a walk amongst beautiful nature. Stunning birds life and many rare plants to see. Nice and cool on a hot day.

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