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
Wheelchair Accessibility
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

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


Route/Trail notes:

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


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.


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

A beautiful relaxing stroll through rainforest and spectacular views of the Glasshouse mountinas on a clear day

Rataholic on 21 Apr, 2012

Nice easy walk

Ian and Sue on 2004

did this with the lil one, it was a nice walk, got some good photos and coffee n cake after

Juli on Sometime...

First time I did this walk I wore some sandals and ended up with a leech attached to me foot, although I did not get through any water.
Hence - my advice - where proper enclosed footware

Cris on Sometime...


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