Glasshouse Mountains

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

 7 Days a Week

The Glass House Mountains are a stunning collection of 11 distinctive volcanic peaks that dominate the landscape of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. These ancient mountains are steeped in rich indigenous history and provide a perfect backdrop for outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and abseiling.

The Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, located just south of Maleny, is an excellent starting point for exploring the Glass House Mountains. The reserve features over 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest, which is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including wallabies, possums, and over 100 species of birds.

Visitors to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve can take a leisurely stroll along the rainforest walking tracks, which offer breathtaking views of the Glass House Mountains. For those looking for a more challenging hike, the nearby Glass House Mountains National Park features a range of trails that take you up close and personal with these majestic peaks.

After a day of hiking and exploring, visitors can relax and unwind at the reserve's on-site cafe, which serves up delicious local produce, including award-winning coffee and cakes.

Whether you're a nature lover, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and the Glass House Mountains are a must-visit destination on your next trip to the Sunshine Coast.