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Mary Valley Rattler Train Experience from Gympie

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Take a trip around Mary Valley in the famous Rattler Steam Train and enjoy the view of grazing cattle and charming villages!


  • Hop on the Rattler Steam Train and enjoy the serene, delightful view across Mary Valley with optional lunch.

  • Get a glimpse into the quaint villages and rural life in the countryside of Queensland.

  • Experience the restored vintage engines and carriages of the steam train and enjoy a unique rail journey as you meet some of the local volunteers.

  • Upgrade to a VIP Booth to enjoy priority preboarding, a host, artisanal cheeses, a drink, unlimited bar and verandah access, and a 2-course lunch.

  • Fun fact: Closed in 2012, local volunteers restored the line in 2018, turning it into a tourist attraction and preserving its historical significance.


  • Rattler locomotive experience

  • Round-trip train ride from Gympie to Amamoor

  • Access to the VIP Booth (shared booth of 4-6 guests) (optional)

  • Priority preboarding (optional)

  • Person host/attendant (optional)

  • Set lunch (main & dessert) & 1 beverage (check menu here) (optional)

  • Local cheese tasting (optional)

  • Meet & greet with the train driver (optional)

  • Access to the bar & verandah (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


175 reviews
Tasnim Cummins



Jun, 2024

Great day out...a very special day aboard a "Steam" train. All the volunteers on the train are super friendly and helpful. Recommend to anyone for unique experience
Lynette Doyle



Jun, 2024

Lovely vintage train memories of my childhood travelling country lines to see grandparents. Easy booking system online and purchase if extra tickets at the train station. Dedicated volunteer staff knowledgeable about the history of the train with excellent customer skills interacting with customers, the village at Amamoor provided a gorgeous stopover.
greta termaat



May, 2024

De rit was leuk, vooral al je als Nederlanders daar de omgeving niet goed kent. Mooie uitzichten. De vrijwilligers waren heeeeeel erg leuk. Dat maakte de trip de moeite waard.
David Berrett



Jan, 2024

All staff so friendly and helpful. The train and infrastructure was so impressive. The running commentary was the best. A lovely breakfast onsite before we started. Easy parking. We were sorry when it finished.
Glynis Olivia Chapman



Nov, 2023

Lovely trip in the countryside. Brought back memories of travelling in steam trains when young. Very friendly helpful staff.

Get ready for a historical experience traveling across the Mary Valley in a train with a restored vintage steam engine and carriages. This journey will transport you back in time to the countryside, offering a rare glimpse of the rural community around the Mary Valley region, located behind the famous Sunshine Coast. Volunteers will guide you to your seats as you set foot on the steam train. While marveling at the old-school carriages, the train will commence its journey around the valley.

As you travel from Gympie to Amamoor, you'll encounter grazing cattle in vast farms and charming villages along the way. The lush forest will serve as the perfect backdrop for your videos of the countryside. Upon arriving at Amamoor, you'll have the chance to settle down and experience the fresh air of rural Queensland. After spending some time here, you will head back to Gympie. Don't forget to visit the Rusty Rails Cafe once your train ride is over.

Important Information

  • Children aged 16 and below must be supervised by an accompanying adult.

  • Children aged 2 and below can travel for free if they don't need their own seat. However, if you want to ensure a seat for your child who is under 2, you should book a ticket at the child fare rate.

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Restrooms.

  • Pets are allowed on this tour on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays in the 'Pets on Board' carriage.

  • Guests need to request ramp access during the booking process.


  • The schedule is subject to change depending on traffic and weather conditions on your activity date.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

  • Please arrive 45 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must carry a valid student ID.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Mary Valley Rattler.

  • Address: Tozer St, Gympie QLD 4570, Australia.

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