Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler.
The scenic Mary Valley is a place where you can experience the friendly laid back atmosphere of rural living at its best.
The Rattler's 46 kilometre round trip starts at Gympie and after crossing over the Mary River, chugs its way rhythmically around an abundance of curves, across bridges and numerous gentle hills.
Your journey passes through Dagun, before continuing to the quaint community of Amamoor nestled in the centre of the Mary Valley. You'll marvel at the restored turntable installed at the Amamoor Station and be fascinated by the process required to turn the locomotive around for its return to Gympie.
Make sure you leave plenty of time to explore the restored Gympie Station which houses a historic display, a gift shop and a cafe offering dine in and takeaway options.
The Mary Valley Rattler is more than a train ride. It's a half-day adventure into history.
Two Departures Daily;
Morning Departure: Departs Gympie Station at 9.30am, Returns Gympie Station at 12.30pm
Afternoon Departure: Departs Gympie Station at 2.00pm, Returns Gympie Station at 5.00pm.
Check in at least 45 minutes before departure.
Cafe Bookings required. Ring the Cafe on (07) 5348 9606 to book your table.
NOTE: For wheelchair and limited mobility passengers, please see our website for details.
The recently refurbished Platform No1 Cafe at the historic Gympie Station can cater for up to 120 people. Care has been taken to ensure the historical integrity has been maintained whilst providing a light and contemporary restaurant offering a diverse and exciting menu.
Step back in time and board one of our lovingly restored carriages for your special group event. We offer full catering on our carriages conveniently located at the historic Gympie Station. Hop aboard for a cocktail style event, a wine and cheese party or any special occasion, the options are endless. On board and on the station entertainment can also be accommodated. We can tailor a menu to suit your group requirements. Join us for morning or afternoon tea or lunch in the Station Café or ask us about our special function options for evening events. We are already taking bookings for our full rail service into the Mary Valley which begins soon. Please complete the form below if you have any inquiries or wish to make a booking.