Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler.
The Mary Valley Rattler fleet is made up of heritage diesel and steam locomotives and carriages each with their own unique story. The fleet also boasts vintage railmotors.
The historic Gympie Station on Tozer St, 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 popular Platform No.1 Cafe offers a dine in experience before or after your rail journey, or you can buy take away treats to enjoy on board.
The gift shop offers a selection of local goodies as well as speciality giftware and souvenirs.
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.
Discover the romance of the railway through the scenic Mary Valley. The journey crosses the Mary River as you travel around an abundance of curves, over bridges and numerous gentle hills.
The line wanders away from the river and into the valleys of some of its main tributaries including the Yabba, Kandanga and Amamoor Creeks and passes through the small township of Dagun.
The quaint community of Amamoor is a delightful historic town bordered by a verdant forest reserve, home to more than 120 species of birds. Here you can watch the fascinating process of the turning of the engine on the turntable.
VIP Club Car - Travel in style and enjoy a local cheese and wine pack on board the iconic Club Car. Very limited seating. Bookings Essential.
Two Departures Daily;
Morning Departure: Departs Gympie Station at 9.00am, Returns Gympie Station at 12.00pm
Afternoon Departure: Departs Gympie Station at 1.30pm, Returns Gympie Station at 4.30pm.
Check in at the Tour Desk at least 30 minutes before departure.
Cafe Bookings required. Ring the Cafe on (07) 5348 9606 to book your table.
Please see our website or ring (07) 5482 2750 for information on wheelchair access before booking
Please ensure you note all children travelling under 4 at time of booking.
There is no assigned seating for the train, however if you are travelling with another party on a different booking, please note this in special requirements at time of booking (or give us a ring) to assist us in seating you together.
We invite you to get up close and personal with our drivers and our steam train with a footplate viewing experience at Amamoor. Please note that footplate viewing at Amamoor requires closed in footwear. Children must be accompanied with an adult. This opportunity is subject to weather and time availability. At any time, the train crew can restrict access due to safety reasons.