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Mary Valley Rattler Steam Train Journey

Step back in time with a nostalgic journey onboard the Mary Valley Rattler steam train from Gympie to Amamoor.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Duration
Duration
Varies
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
10:00 am to 1:00/1:30 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Not included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Meals
Meals
Not included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Gympie
What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us
  • A journey onboard a Mary Valley Rattler steam train, travelling from Gympie to Amamoor (return)
  • Time to explore the quaint Amamoor community or watch the steam train change directions on the turntable
  • Departs from the meeting point at Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street, Gympie
What's excluded

  • Snacks & refreshments 
  • Premium & VIP upgrades are available
What to Expect

Go back in time on a journey of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler! Witness the luscious green rolling hills of the Mary Valley soar by as this iconic steam train twists, turns and rockets through the valley.

 

This exciting tour that celebrates the romance of the railway departs from the Historic Gympie Station on Tozer Street, which 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 station is also home to the Rusty Rails Cafe, which offers a wide range of menu choices, freshly made delicious sweet treats, and Rusty Rail's own barista-made coffee,beer, apple cider, and ginger beer. Enjoy the dine-in experience before or after your rail journey, or you can purchase takeaway treats to enjoy onboard!

 

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.

 

The journey crosses the Mary River as you travel around an abundance of curves, over bridges and numerous gentle hills and passes through the small township of Dagun. Meanwhile, at the end of the line awaits the quaint community of Amamoor, a delightful historic town; here, you can watch the fascinating process of turning the engine on the turntable.

 

As the train chugs along, 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. You can also purchase light refreshments and snacks from the Trolley that makes its way through the carriages.

 

Choose from two kinds of departures – the 3 hr Classic Rattler Run departs Wednesday & Saturday. Alternatively, the 3 hr 30 min All Stations Train departs on Sundays and also includes a stop at the Heritage Dagun Station, where a cheese and wine tasting session is available via donation. Premium and VIP upgrades are available for both tours. 

 

Where we Visit:

  • The Mary Valley Rattler train
  • Historic Gympie Station
  • Amamoor
  • Heritage Dagun Station (All Stations departure only)
Tour Options
  • The Classic Rattler Run – Departs Saturdays Gympie to Amamoor (Return)
    FromAUD $65
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  • The Rattler All Stations Train – Departs Sundays Gympie to Amamoor (Return)
    FromAUD $65
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  • The Classic Rattler Run – Departs Wednesdays Gympie to Amamoor (Return)
    FromAUD $65
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Frequently Asked Questions

You are welcome to bring your own food onboard. We do have a selection of takeaway and dine-in options as well as snacks available at the historic Gympie Station.


During the summer months, we suggest you bring water or purchase from the Rusty Rails Cafe prior to your departure.


We would ask that you take your rubbish with you at the end of your journey.

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There is parking at the historic Gympie Station on Tozer Street and some street parking is also available.

 

There is some signed coach street parking on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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We do not have facilities to provide for or accommodate high chairs or prams as they will not fit through the doorways of the carriages and some exhibits are accessible only by stairs.

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A limited number of toilets are available on board, in a few of the Rattler’s carriages. If you require a carriage with a toilet on board please request it at the time of booking in the special requirements field and we will endeavour to accommodate your request but cannot guarantee. Toilets can be found at all the stations.

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Please ensure you note at the time of booking in the special requirements field or by calling the Station to ensure you are seated together. 

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Please note in your booking process if you have requirements that require assistance with onboarding.

Due to the heritage nature of our carriages, access and egress from the carriages require the ability to climb stairs and safely negotiate the gap between the platform and the carriage. We are unable to provide manual assistance to board the carriages.

 

All of the current Mary Valley Rattler rail experiences are wheelchair accessible. There is limited availability and bookings must be made by calling the Station. 

 

The historic stations of Gympie and Amamoor have wheelchair accessibility.

 

Please contact the station to ensure availability for your travel date if wheelchair access is required.

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The fire engine following the steam train is to ensure we are meeting best practice safety requirements.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • On declared days of total fire ban in the Gympie Regional Council area, steam locomotives will not run, instead, the train will be operated with a diesel locomotive
  • Due to the heritage nature of the carriages, the trains do not have facilities to provide for or accommodate high chairs or prams and there are no bottle warming facilities
  • Smoking is not permitted on the train, platforms or under any roofed areas
  • Guests should check-in at the Tour Desk at least 45 minutes before departure 
  • All participants must be fully vaccinated and agree to show proof of vaccine status

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tickets are non-refundable nor transferable

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