Mary Cairncross Reserve

Sunshine Coast

This walk never fails to please. At a very leisurely stroll you can stop and enjoy the rainforest and spot the pademelons hidden in the bush. Best time to do the walk is early in the morning to get the pademelons and birds and to avoid the tourist buses.
Views across the road overlooking the Glass House Mountains on a clear day are spectacular.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
Wheelchair Accessibility
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
441m
Maximum Elevation
0m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Located at 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny and well signposted from the Landsborough Maleny Road.

Maps:

http://www.mary-cairncross.com.au

Route/Trail notes:

Very easy walk through rainforest and piccabeen palm groves. Suitable for wheelchairs.

Permits/Costs

None, with a gold coin donation at the Rainforest Discovery Centre optional. Open from 7am till 6pm.

Other References:

This has always been a family friendly walk and now with the new (2017) interactive Rainforest Discovery Centre, the kids can amuse themselves for an hour before going on the walk.

Comments

Great walk in the rainforest.
Plenty of Pademelons, birds & trees to see.

Ian Gibbs on 14 May, 2019

Love this walk. Always heaps of wildlife. Do it early in the morning (before 10am) or afternoon (after 4pm) to avoid all the busy times.

Josh on 29 Dec, 2018

Simple circuit every easy. Wheel chair access on part. Plenty of different trees market it that your thing. Creek at the bottom was just a trickle.. but understandable given the recent dry weather

David S on 22 Sep, 2018

This track is wonderful for beginners with a coffee at the end my highlight. I have not done this walk for many years and it always such a treasure. There are loads of Paddymelon wallabies to see with their little babies.

Rebecca on 26 Mar, 2018

There were so many beautiful and varied types of fungi to see. One looked like a lace doily. We saw bats and pademelons too. Enjoyed lunch and the view at the restaurant. I can recommend the salt and pepper calamari. Lovely and tender.

The Pages and co on 25 Mar, 2018

An easy family walk through the rain forest. Did it with my grandchildren and they all loved it. Spectacular views of the Glasshouse Mountains from the cafe.

Lone Ranger on 11 Jan, 2018

Nice easy walk. Very pretty.

Mark Sorensen on 2 Sep, 2017

Really easy walk and perfect for families and people of all ages. I went when there had just been some heavy rain fall and on the day it was raining lightly but honestly was the perfect time to check out this place. So much help from the information center and everything is well signed everywhere. Will do this one again when some cooler weather go over the Sunny Coast area.

https://youtu.be/UdKmcQU7kPA

bnotters on 13 May, 2017

Lovely family friendly track. Beautiful rainforest with excellent visitor centre. An old favourite.
Outstanding views of the Glasshouse Mountains opposite the park too.

Cassablanca on Mar, 2017

This is a favourite place for our extended family and is now our fifth visit. It will be great when the new Visitor Centre & Café shortly open and also some new Boardwalk.

F.A.B. on 13 Feb, 2017

Another great visit. Saw plenty of interesting birds. Don't miss the fantastic lookout of the Glasshouse Mountains across the road.

rob.bushman on 1 Jan, 2017

Lovely walk. Came across a red belly black snake on the path.

Briony on 10 Apr, 2016

Always nice to take visitors to this little rainforest pocket. Guaranteed to see Pademelons, lots of birds, pythons and other wildlife if you stay away from the crowdy days. The view from the car park of the Glass House Mountains is already worth the outing!

Hugues Debeyser on 2 Apr, 2016

Nice easy walk; gold coin donation. They are about to start works on a new visitor centre. Café is good for a coffee or snack with views across the Glasshouse mountains

Stev0 on 26 Mar, 2016

The kids have never been so distracted! They loved this walk, as there was so much going on around them.

F.A.B. on 12 Mar, 2016

The bird variety and bold pademelons make this area truly fabulous.

SweetLorikeet on Jul, 2015

Easy walk

Angela Giuliani on Mar, 2015

An easy favourite when in the area. Great for kids! We do it as a figure 8 so that we end up doing the longer version of this little track. Loads of pademelons and bird life. Done this track with a mountain buggy pram, and also done it twice with baby in carrier. Very well maintained track. Popular with great facilities and cafe for lunch. Also great views to glasshouse across the road.

Sarah on 10 Sep, 2014

The track is very nicely maintained. A very easy and relaxing walk.

Harry on 10 May, 2014

Very easy stroll, ticked it off on my list of walks on Sunny Coast

J on 7 Feb, 2014

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