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Gympie is a city in the Gympie Region of Queensland, Australia. Gympie is well-known for its gold field. There are several historical structures there that are listed on the Queensland Heritage Register, making a trip here a unique experience. Stay a night at the Railway Hotel, see the museums, attend the Gold Rush or short film festival, visit the Gympie Memorial Park or board the Mary Valley Rattler. There’s a lot you can do in this city.
The Mary Valley Rattler is a heritage railway line that runs steam train rides and tours in the Mary Valley out of Gympie. It is the third-largest heritage railroad in Australia and is currently one of the top tourist attractions in the region. Before you book your Mary Valley Rattler tickets, read along to find out crucial details, such as what you can expect, timings, rules and tips to make your trip more rewarding.
Being a historic experience that attracts tourists from all over the world, it’s better to book your Mary Valley Rattler Train experience tickets in advance for a hassle-free and enjoyable tour. Buy your tickets online and in just a few clicks, book your preferred tour slot for the day.
The 40-kilometre voyage in a rebuilt C17 steam train is a legendary experience that takes you from Gympie via the picturesque Mary Valley to the sleepy town of Amamoor. You can spend a short time browsing before heading back to Gympie Station while watching the train get ready for the return trip via the turntable.
From Gympie Station, Heritage Railmotor RM76 travels 40 kilometres through the Mary Valley's rolling hills before arriving in the tranquil settlement of Amamoor. S pend a short time here before heading back to the station for lunch at the Rusty Rails Cafe. Enjoy a sampler menu of delectable, regional dishes while learning about the mouthwatering Mary Valley products from volunteer guides.
Participate in this unique experience and travel on the footplate with the crew as the train brings passengers to Amamoor from Gympie Station. Put on your Mary Valley Rattler high visibility vest, cap, pin, and reusable cooler bag to attend a safety presentation about the locomotive before assisting the crew in getting the train ready. Take a photo with the crew before boarding the train.
The train driver gives you a private tour in the early morning and demonstrates how the locomotive is fueled and ready for a day on the tracks. Then take a guided tour of the workshop where volunteers have meticulously restored and maintained the Rattler fleet. Get a substantial breakfast at the Rusty Rails Café.
Address: Mary Valley Rattler, Tozer St, Gympie QLD 4570.
A. You can buy Mary Valley Rattler Train tickets online.
A. The cost of Mary Valley Rattler Train tickets is AU$65.
A. Yes, you can get a discount on Mary Valley Rattler Train tickets if you book your tickets online.
A. The Mary Valley Rattler, formerly known as the Mary Valley Heritage Railway, is a heritage railway line in Australia, that operates steam train journeys and tours from Gympie through the Mary Valley.
A. You can access the Mary Valley Rattler Train by purchasing tickets for the tour.
A. The Mary Valley Rattler Train is located in the Gympie Region of Queensland, Australia.
A. Some of the highlights of Mary Valley Rattler Train include the Tasting Train and Light Up & Workshop Tour.
A. You can board the Mary Valley Rattler Train in Gympie by choosing and booking one of the options available for Mary Valley Rattler Train tickets.
A. The Mary Valley Rattler Train has different timings depending on the experience you choose. The Classic Rattler runs from 10 AM to 1 PM on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays whereas The Rattler Tasting Train runs from 10 AM to 1 PM on Thursdays.
A. Mary Valley Rattler Train provides guides, food and drinks onboard, is wheelchair accessible and has toilets.
A. Yes, Mary Valley Rattler Train is accessible by wheelchair.
A. Yes, photography is allowed on Mary Valley Rattler Train.
A. Mary Valley Rattler Train allows you to have a heritage experience like none other, taking you along the picturesque Mary Valley landscape and providing you with a delectable meal, these alone make the trip worth it.