Get off the beaten track and uncover some of the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secrets as you tour through the lush hinterland region. Travel through the rolling green hills to the Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. Wander through the beautifully designed gardens at your leisure, taking in the unique landscaping, idyllic rainforest surrounds and the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains. Take a guided tour with the friendly staff of Bird World, a walk-through aviary experience with a huge range of over 600 colorful birds from all around the world. Get up close and personal with the feathered friends and discover how one mans passion has transformed a rough cattle grazing property into a Garden of Eden.
Next, it’s off to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, comprising 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the Glass House Mountains.The Reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which will delight with its tranquility and beauty. Take a relaxing and easy walk along the rainforest tracks and boardwalk and explore the Rainforest Discovery Center. Uncover the precious plants, amazing wildlife and birds that call this ancient remnant of rainforest home. On a clear day there is a spectacular panoramic view of the Glasshouse mountains just perfect for a photo opportunity.
Refreshments are available for purchase at either venue during free time.
To ensure your adventure is as enjoyable as possible please wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes as you will encounter some gravel, inclined pathways and steps throughout your day.