- Last updated:
- 06 Feb 2020
Location: Maleny, Sunshine Coast
Description: Public building
Designer: Gymer Bailey Architects/Norman Richards Building Design and Interiors
Site area: 15,510m²
Building size: 808m²
Awards: AIA Queensland, Harry Marks Sustainable Architecture Award
Photography: Jason Smith, Damien Carroll, Scott Burrows
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve comprises 55 hectares of sub-tropical rainforest overlooking the Glass House Mountains National Landscape. A remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range, the Reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life and a place of tranquility and beauty.
The Reserve's buildings include the Rainforest Discovery Centre, cafe, visitor amenities, viewing deck and conference space. Surrounding spaces include the accessible Glider Gallery walk, children's playground, picnic area and walking tracks.