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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Tours and Tickets

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There’s more to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast than suntans, surfboards, and shoreline, although given the wealth of white sand beaches and places to bake in the sun, it’s easy to see why the forested interior can sometimes be overlooked. At the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, travelers are reminded how Queensland’s interior has an endemic beauty of its own. These hills that rise behind the Glass House Mountains were once covered in rainforest—parts of which are still visible on the reserve’s 135 acres. Stroll along miles of wooden boardwalk past red cedar and ginger, and listen for the mating call of green catbirds and they flit high in the treetops. While silently strolling the shaded trails, keep an eye out for red-legged padmelon as they scurry and forage through the underbrush. These small wallabies have lost much of their habitat due to surrounding deforestation, although still survive on this small refuge that’s been called an “ecological island.” There are playgrounds and barbecues for family outings as well as an education center, or simply sit at the small café to enjoy a tea in the forest.

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148 Mountain View Road, Maleny, Australia, QLD 4552
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Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Day Trip from Brisbane Including Eumundi Markets and Ginger Factory
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Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Day Trip from Brisbane Including Eumundi Markets and Ginger Factory

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This tour is ideal for travelers who want to see a lot of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in one day. Get out of the city and travel with a small-group to see a ton of highlights including iconic beaches, markets, one of the world’s largest Ginger Factories, and artisan villages.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Guided Hinterland Adventure Tour in Queensland

Full-Day Guided Hinterland Adventure Tour in Queensland

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See the best of Australia's Sunshine Coast without having to worry about hiring a car or researching top attractions on a small-group excursion that offers a great introduction for first-time visitors. You'll enjoy time to explore natural gems such as Mapleton Falls National Park, Gerrard's Lookout, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and more, and receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Rainforest, Views and Montville Day Tour Inc. Lunch
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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Rainforest, Views and Montville Day Tour Inc. Lunch

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Escape the coast and discover the picturesque villages and natural wonders of the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands on this full-day tour. Trek through the rainforest and admire views of the Glass House Mountains in the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, enjoy free time to explore the hinterland town of Montville, and tuck into a gourmet lunch at a lakeside restaurant. Along the way, stop at scenic lookout points, visit a traditional coffee house, and have fun exploring the Ginger Factory.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maleny & Montville Private Tour from Noosa with Artisan Village and Wine Tasting
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Maleny & Montville Private Tour from Noosa with Artisan Village and Wine Tasting

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See the scenic landscapes of the Montville-Maleny region of Sunshine Coast from the comfort of a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle. Let your local host tell you all about the views and the history of this tourist-friendly area of Noosa. See the rainforest and visit the towns’ many unique arts and crafts boutiques and gift shops. Taste local wine and locally-made chocolates, and enjoy the hospitality of both towns.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD169.30
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Sunshine Coast High Tea and Wine Experience | Private Tour Min 6 Adults
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Sunshine Coast High Tea and Wine Experience | Private Tour Min 6 Adults

We’ve created this unforgettable half-day trip especially for people who love good food, good wine and spectacular scenery. You’ll travel in comfort through stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland countryside where you’ll stop to marvel at Mapleton Falls. This will give you an appetite for your first foodie stop - an elegant late-morning traditional tea at the luxurious Flaxton Gardens, with coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island. Next, it’s off to the picture-postcard village of Montville, where you can spend an hour strolling around interesting boutiques and galleries. You’ll be invited to sample delicious luxury chocolate handmade by Montville’s artisan chocolatier at Chocolate Country. Your final treat for the day is a select wine tasting of local award-winning wines from Clouds Vineyard. Relax with a friendly wine expert while you sample a selection of the finest local wines.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunshine Coast Maleny Botanic Gardens and Rainforest Inc. Lunch & Morning Tea
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Sunshine Coast Maleny Botanic Gardens and Rainforest Inc. Lunch & Morning Tea

Book this bestselling Sunshine Coast Hinterland day tour. Choose your Sunshine Coast pick-up spot and we’ll collect you in our comfortable COVID-safe air-conditioned minibus. We’ll drive you in luxury through the spectacular scenery of the Sunshine Coast to the hinterland town of Maleny, high in the iconic Blackall Range. You'll have plenty of time to explore the delights of amazing botanic gardens overlooking the stunning Glasshouse Mountains. You can wander through enchanting rainforest at Mary Cairncross Nature Reserve. Then it's on to a unique restaurant and winery to enjoy a gourmet lunch with panoramic views.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bellthorpe Rainforest Private Tour
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Bellthorpe Rainforest Private Tour

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If you like to explore the rainforest without the crowds, this tour is made for you. Bellthorpe Stays is 400 private acres high in the hills of the hinterland at Bellthorpe, just over one hour north of Brisbane. At nearly 600 meters above sea level, the country varies from density-rich rainforest to open forest, with changing habitats in-between, including palm groves, wetlands, and open paddocks.
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  • 10 hours
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