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Mary Valley Rattler

Mary Valley Rattler

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Mary Valley Rattler is a historic attraction where visitors are invited to step back in time and learn about a significant era that has passed.

The rattler takes you on an awe-inspiring 46-kilometre trip that begins at Gympie, crosses the Mary River, Dagun, Amamoor, and many more beautiful sights before returning to Gympie.

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Aside from being one of the most scenic adventures to go on, you’ll also learn valuable information on the history of locomotives.

The Mary Valley Rattler is also an excellent reason to spend time at Gympie Station. Marvel at its unique historical displays, have a coffee at its on-site café and shop for souvenirs at the gift shop. Your support in this experience goes a long way since the rattler is operated not-for-profit. Yet, it’s committed to a more important purpose of ensuring the public doesn’t forget about this historic trail. Feel free to donate if you feel obliged.

It’s no surprise that the train has become one of the most popular tourist attractions; also the third largest heritage railway in Australia. Construction began in 1911, and the train went through numerous closures and enhancements throughout the century. The development of the train is vital to Gympie as we know it since there was no railway linking it to Brisbane until 1891. The locomotive was initially referred to as the Maryborough Railway and was initially developed because James Nash discovered gold in Gympie back in 1867.

The discovery of gold was the biggest tipping point because people needed to transport equipment and materials in and out of the area. The cost of shipping gold and all this was skyrocketing, but the trains eventually helped the town become lucrative despite some economic bumps over many years.

Today, visitors can experience this rich history at the Mary Valley Rattler.

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What are the Mary Valley Rattler opening hours?
Open 7 days a week except Christmas Day
Please note that our hours may vary on public holidays

The Classic Rattler Run
Departs: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Depart Gympie: 10am - Arrive Amamoor: 11am
Depart Amamoor: 12pm - Arrive Gympie: 1pm

The All Stations Train
Departs: Sundays
Depart Gympie: 10am - Arrive Amamoor: 11am
Depart Amamoor: 11:40am - Arrive Dagun: 11:50am
Depart Dagun: 12:30pm - Arrive Gympie: 1:30pm

The Rattler Tasting Train
Departs: Thursdays
Depart Gympie: 10am - Arrive Amamoor: 11am
Depart Amamoor: 11:30am - Arrive Gympie: 12:30pm
Lunch at Historic Gympie Station 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Cafe
Mon - Sun: 8am - 3pm
Breakfast: From 8am
Lunch: From 11:30am

Historic Gympie Station and Gift Shop
Mon - Sun: 9am - 2pm

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What are the Mary Valley Rattler entry prices?
The Classic Rattler Run + The All Sations Train
Adult: $65
Adult Dine & Ride Premium Service: $125
Child (2 -12Yrs): $35
Child Dine & Ride Premium Service: $60
Concession (Inc Aust. Health Care Card, Student & Senior, Pensioner and Companion Card): $60
Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $175

Children under 2 years of age not occupying a seat travel free, however if you would like a guaranteed seat for your under 2 child, please book as a child fare. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult

The Rattler Tasting Train: $125
First Class VIP Club Car: $150

Free parking is available on site. Coach/Tours & Accessibility Parking also available

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