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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 and 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.

Unsurprisingly, 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 underwent 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 in 1867.

The Classic Rattler Run takes passengers on an exciting adventure on a C17  steam train from Gympie Station through the scenic Mary Valley and the remarkable small town of Dagun before arriving at the Amamoor Heritage Station.

It’s here where the Rattler makes its turn around on the restored turntable. Choose to stay and watch this interesting process or get out and explore the quaint community of Amamoor. Did you know that this historic town is bordered by Amamoor State Forest, home to more than 120 species of birds? We recommend you hop off and see how many you can spot!

The Mary Valley Rattler Tasting train is a fun experience for the whole family! Hop on board the Heritage Railmotor RM76 – which traditionally ran the Brooloo line to Gympie, providing a daily link to the town for shopping, the transportation of goods, and a means for children to get to school.

Celebrate all that our region has to offer on our historic rail motor experience. Includes an onboard Tasting Plate and lunch at the historic Gympie Station featuring a local seasonal menu and a beverage of your choice. Savour delicious food and drinks and take in the stunning scenery as the Rattler steams across the Mary River, curls around picturesque rolling hills, and through the small township of Dagun. This bumpy, jumpy and delicious experience is not to be missed!

The Mary Valley Rattler is an iconic tourist attraction near the Sunshine Coast that steams through the picturesque Mary Valley and soars through the rolling hills. If you’re searching for a memorable experience, then treat yourself to this experience by upgrading to the VIP Club Car and riding the twists and turns of the hinterland in style. This First-Class carriage and service is a must-do for anyone visiting the Gympie region or looking for things to do while in Hervey Bay or on the Sunshine Coast.

The VIP Club Car package allows you to enjoy priority preboarding, a local cheese plate and a beverage on board the iconic Club Car. With bar facilities on board, your personal carriage host can serve you throughout your journey. You can also access the verandah to capture stunning photos of your journey. Water, a souvenir cooler, and a meet and greet with drivers are also included in your experience.

Step up your journey from a standard hop-on/hop-off passenger and become a VIP by upgrading to the VIP Club Car Package.

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What are the Mary Valley Rattler opening hours?
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

Wed - Sun: 8am - 2pm
Breakfast: From 8am
Lunch: 12pm - 2pm
Mon - Tue: Closed

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 Stations Train
Adult: $65 ($125 Dine & Ride Premium Service)
Child (2-12yrs): $35 ($60 Dine & Ride Premium Service)
Concession: $60
Family: $175 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

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

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