Mary Valley Rattler: Return Heritage Railway Train Journey

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Highlights & inclusions

Heritage steam engine railway experience
Return Heritage Railway Train Journey
Learn about the history
Train into the charming Mary Valley Townships
Available selected days a week
Departs from Gympie

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Sun, May 26, 2024

What you can expect

All aboard the heritage Mary Valley Rattler train for a scenic railway journey through the picturesque Mary Valley from Gympie. This railway journey is a must for those who love train travel. Enjoy the scenic views as you ride through the townships of the Mary Valley. These trains are lovingly restored and this is a great family activity for the young and the old. Make sure that you leave time to wander through The station museum, gift shop and cafe while you are here.

Railway journeys are currently available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Get your tickets here to experience the Mary Valley Rattler train journey.


What you need to know

  • Return Heritage Railway Train Journey from Gympie to Amamoor
  • Train into the charming Mary Valley townships
  • Sit back and relax and learn about the history
  • Hotel drop off
  • Meals and drinks
  • We do a set menu 2 course lunch on return to the station and complimentary beverage (Tasting Train).
  • The Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street is a traditional Queensland building which has been fully restored to its former glory. Make sure you leave plenty of time to explore The Station which houses a historical display sharing stories of the Mary Valley Railway line and its people
  • The Rusty Rails Café caters for all tastes with takeaway available to enjoy on board
  • The gift shop stocks a variety of train-themed treasures and local specialty products.
  • Step aboard one of our meticulously restored trains and travel along the tracks that have been brought back to life. Sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Mary Valley
  • Your journey passes through the small town of Dagun, home to a beautiful heritage station
  • Nestled in the centre of the Mary Valley, Amamoor is a historic town bordered by Amamoor State Forest and a Forest Reserve which is home to more than 120 species of birds. Here the train will turn around on the restored turntable. You can watch this fascinating process or explore the quaint community of Amamoor
  • Steam Train departs Gympie at 10am on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Please check in at least 45 minutes before departure
  • Rusty Rails Cafe, located in the historic Gympie Station, is open from 8am to 3pm
  • Please allow 3.5 hours for a round trip departing Gympie
  • Heritage Train located at Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street, Gympie, Queensland 4570
What To Bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • Infant/Child Policy
  • The Classic Rattler Train: Child age is 2-12yrs
  • The Rattler Tasting Train: Infant age is 0-1yrs and do not occupy a seat. Paid tickets apply to guests aged 2yrs and over
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

4.47 reviews

A great way to see a little slice of rural Queensland and support the big team of knowledgeable volunteers who keep the line running.

Gympie train station has been lovingly restored and the cafeteria has a good range of food and coffee but remember to get your coffee order in 30 minutes prior to departure. The trip takes you south out of Gympie through the rolling hills of rural Queensland. giving good views of rivers and bushland. The train itself is comfortable and the staff provide good insights into how the railway works. The rotation of the engine on the turntable at Armour is a fascinating and efficient operation. If you are in the area, get yourself a ticket and take a trip back in time on the Mary Valley Rattler.

Chris Murray over 1 year ago

Excellent experience - incredible history supported by enthusiastic and wonderful volunteers

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Rattler experience. From our arrival at the amazing old Gympie Railway Station and to experience its original features it just set the tone for the next few hours. We started with a lovely coffee and scone at the cafe - both were excellent. We also visited a very well stocked gift shop. When the train pulled up to the station prior to departing on our journey we were able to spend time appreciating the amazing steam engine and the lovingly restored carriages - the carriages had come from all over Queensland to be used for the Rattler. After a few happy pics we were able to talk to a few of the many volunteers who provided so much information about the train and the upcoming journey in a friendly and engaging manner. We then boarded our allocated carriage. The day was magnificent and complemented the lovely scenery along the way- rolling hills, amazing bridges, tunnels and a patchwork of small clusters of old and new homes. After reaching Amamoor the highlight definitely was the engine being turned around on the turntable . Back on board and our return journey was just as enjoyable. I would certainly recommend this experience to family and friends

Robyn Turbit over 1 year ago

Fun for young and old. The Staff were so great on board.

Was so much fun. I love that all the locals wave to the train from the back of their houses and even the cars driving along the road were all waving. The staff were great also and we had a nice stop to have a picnic with some live performers and a market stall. My son had a great time waving. Back to everyone.

Brenna Tullett almost 2 years ago

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