The Rattler Railway Company

Mary Valley Rattler: Return Heritage Railway Train Journey

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  • 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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This historic 40km journey, in a restored C17 steam train, is an iconic experience that has you rattling along the track from Gympie, through the beautiful Mary Valley, to arrive in the quaint town of Amamoor. Here you can watch the train prepare for the return journey via the turntable and enjoy a short stay to explore before returning to Gympie Station.

On board, volunteer guides provide a wealth of historical detail about the trains and the region as you enjoy the views and the nostalgia of travel from times past. Light refreshments and snacks can also be purchased from the Trolley that makes its way through the carriages.

Please note this service offers bench seating only.

Note

  • Wheelchair access is available; however, to ensure we can accommodate all needs we ask that you contact the operator following your purchase so they may assist in meeting your requirements.

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop off
  • Meals and drinks can be purchased from the trolley that makes it's way through the carriages.

Highlights

  • 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 Platform No. 1 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

Time

  • Steam Train departs Gympie at 10am on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Please check in at least 45 minutes before departure
  • Platform No. 1 Cafe, located in the historic Gympie Station, is open from 8am to 3pm

Duration

  • Please allow 3 hours for a round trip departing Gympie

Location

  • Heritage Train located at Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street, Gympie, Queensland 4570
  • Click here to view the journey map

What To Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

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
  • If you require ramp assistance, please notify us when you book or make note in our online special requirements!
  • If you are travelling with another party on a different booking, please note this in special requirements at time of booking by entering "Travelling with...." to assist us in seating you together.
  • Concession (Inc Aust. Health Care Card, Veteran Student & Senior, Pensioner and Companion Card at a concession rate) are accepted.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Children under 2 years of age not occupying a seat travel free, however if you would like a guaranteed seat for your child under 2, please book as a child fare. Please ensure you note all children travelling under 2 at time of booking.
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Robert Morgan 3 years ago
We took the Rattler from Amamoor to Gympie return. A beautiful sunny winter's day. The set up at Amamoor is very good with cafe and restrooms in a pretty area next to the track. The train ride is good (and slow). For me it got more interesting as it approached Gympie. The setup at Gympie station is even more polished with a restaurant and well presented facilities. The staff and volunteers were a stand out, helpful, professional, knowledgable, friendly and keen to make the whole experience fun.
We took the Rattler from Amamoor to Gympie return

We took the Rattler from Amamoor to Gympie return. A beautiful sunny winter's day. The set up at Amamoor is very good with cafe and restrooms in a pretty area next to the track. The train ride is good (and slow). For me it got more interesting as it approached Gympie. The setup at Gympie station is even more polished with a restaurant and well presented facilities. The staff and volunteers were a stand out, helpful, professional, knowledgable, friendly and keen to make the whole experience fun.

Robert Morgan 3 years ago
I arrived at Gympie station where the train was going to depart

I arrived at Gympie station where the train was going to depart. I entered the station to get my ticket and was greeted by a friendly team member who issued my ticket. When I was issued my ticket, I was also issued with some information on the journey train. Inside the station, had photos of the history of the train. While waiting to board the train, I had a cup of coffee and was serviced by a friendly team member. They also have a menu where you can get food and drink at reasonable prices. I went on the station and talked to talk to the train driver, who had been driving the train for over 20 years. He was friendly, told me the history of the train, which I found interesting. I boarded the train and was greeted by a friendly team. We departed from the station and while the journey was on, information was broadcast about the history of the train. We went through scenic countryside which was beautiful. I found that the team members who really enjoyed their job and had a passion for it. Arrived back to Gympie station to be greeted again and thanked for travelling. I would recommend this experience. You won't be disappointed.

Vic Anderson 3 years ago
What a wonderful day out for all ages

What a wonderful day out for all ages. The volunteers are so dedicated and friendly. We couldn’t ask for better service. We commenced our trip at Amamoor to Gympie and back. Loved the cheese tasting as Dagun. And the lunch at Gympie railway was excellent. I recommend this trip to everybody.

Alana Sapwell 4 years ago
The Mary Valley Rattler is an NPO, making sure the public has access to a historic rail experience. The Mary Valley Rattler's operation is supported by a large group of volunteers. Your ticket purchases will contribute to the ongoing preservation and restoration of this historic experience!
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