Operation Botanica


  • Date29 November 2020 - 31 January 2021
  • Time9.30am-3.30pm
  • LocationMary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
  • Price Free

There's a mystery going down in the rainforest at Mary Cairncross - some of the plants are strangling each other and others are under threat from a mysterious killer!

Use your detective skills to find out what's happening.

Meet the cast of botanical characters that inhabit Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Find out more about the:

  • good guys
  • villains
  • missing
  • most wanted
  • cooperating cartels.

These are the ones who make up the rainforest melodrama. Learn more about their modus operandi for survival.

The new exhibition has been launched just in time for the school holidays and will run until April 2021.

Kids will enjoy practicing their detective skills in Junior Ranger: Operation Botanica.

An exciting line up of speakers and art exhibitions have also been planned. More details at the Mary Cairncross website

Note: The Rainforest Discovery Centre will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, otherwise open daily between 9.30am-3.30pm.


148 Mountain View Road, Maleny