McCarthy's Lookout, Maleny

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  • Good views towards the Glass House mountains but in my view second to the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, top gazebos.  more »
  • Ok for a quick stop to look at the mountains & landscape. View is partially obscured by a house and large tree if you were hoping for a good panaroma shot. Preferred other look outs in the area  more »
  • Excellent viewpoint of the Sunshine Coast and Glasshouse Mountains. Has a very nice rotunda with seats. What more can I say...  more »
  • Lovely view! The parking also offers multiple carparks so you, your friends and family can all park together. The map gives you a beautiful painting that offers you the names of mountains you can see.
  • Wonderful lookout + bins and table and map of glass house mountains. Make sure you go to the botanical gardens around the corner and pat a parrot.
  • Nice spot to view all the Glass House Mountains. There's a covered seating area for a cup of tea (bring your own) and a quaint painted guide to the objects in the view.
  • This site complements the Mary Cairncross Reserve further down the road; both are worth visiting when exploring Maleny. There is a small carpark & shelter. We used one of two small corner tables for a picnic overlooking the Glass House Mountains to the south-east. Nil toilet facilities here though.
  • An excellent place to view the glass house mountains

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