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.
You then hop on board the vintage 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.
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.
Pack your own picnic or enjoy a picnic pack specially prepared by our Platform No. 1 Café Chef on the grass before you heading back to Gympie.
Departs: Thursdays 11am from the Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street, Gympie.
Picnic Hampers available at time of booking $25 per person.
NOTE: No BYO alcohol permitted.
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.