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Sunshine Coast: Mary Valley Rattler Ticket from Gympie

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Sunshine Coast: Mary Valley Rattler Ticket from Gympie

From US$ 46.40 per person

Discover Queensland’s heritage railway on the iconic steam train from Gympie through the Mary Valley. Marvel at scenic views as you cross Mary River passing the small villages. Learn about the history of the region and check out the cafe.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Travel back in history, to a time when everything was slower
  • Imagine yourself on the train coming out of the fog departing the Historic Gympie station
  • Embark on the scenic journey to Mary Valley and check out historic towns
  • Enjoy a delicious meal at Platform No. 1 Cafe with friendly volunteer staff
  • Go on the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones in Queensland
Full description
Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. The Mary Valley Rattler fleet is made up of heritage steam locomotives and carriages, each with their own unique story. The fleet also boasts vintage railmotors and diesel locomotives. The historic Gympie Station on Tozer St, has been restored to its former glory. Make sure you arrive early enough to take time to wander through the Station where you will learn the stories of the Mary Valley Rattler line, its people, and its history. The popular Platform No.1 Cafe offers a dine in experience before or after your rail journey, or you can buy take away treats to enjoy on board. The gift shop offers a selection of local goodies as well as speciality giftware and souvenirs. Have a chat with the train drivers and the tour guides before you board the train. Then sit back and relax as you begin your nostalgic rail journey through one of the most beautiful parts of Queensland. Discover the romance of the railway through the scenic Mary Valley. The journey crosses the Mary River as you travel around an abundance of curves, over bridges, and numerous gentle hills. The line wanders away from the river and into the valleys of some of its main tributaries including the Yabba, Kandanga and Amamoor Creeks, and passes through the small township of Dagun. The quaint community of Amamoor is a delightful historic town bordered by a verdant forest reserve, home to more than 120 species of birds. Here you can watch the fascinating process of the turning of the engine on the turntable.
  • Return Rattler tickets
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Outside the Mary Valley Rattler café in Gympie Railway Station.

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  • Please ensure you note all children travelling under 2 at time of booking
  • There is no assigned seating for the train, however if you are travelling with another party on a different booking, please note this in special requirements at time of booking (or give the supplier a ring) to assist the supplier in seating you together
  • Please ring (07) 5482 2750 for information on wheelchair access before booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Well organised, volunteers wonderful, being on steam a great joy. Access suitable for disabled.seating varies between carriages reflecting different classes. All staff approachable. Engine driver very accommodating. Folk at Amamoor put themselves out. Only negative is Cafe inability to cope with volume.took ages for lunch and coffee to arrive (in excess of an hour)

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May 26, 2021

Everything from the bookings to the finish of the ride was excellent

September 23, 2021

Enjoyable, nostalgic outing

August 26, 2021

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