Mary Valley Rattler

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The Rattler Railway Company (Gympie)


Do you want to travel back in time and experience the magic of steam trains like ever before? If that is the case, Mary Valley Rattler is the perfect place for you! This historic railway, nestled in the heart of the Mary Valley, offers an amazing journey for train enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone seeking a unique experience.

Mary Valley Rattler is based at the historic Gympie Station, perfectly preserved as it was in its origins and from where its various trains depart. Each of them is from a different era, but all have in common that they are perfectly preserved. Visitors can enjoy one of their journeys, which will take you through scenic landscapes while learning all about the history of steam trains. And that's not all, because there is an especial activity available for the biggest train lovers. In the Footplate Friends Experience, they will have the opportunity to spend time with the train drivers, seeing what their routine is like and learning all about the system. 

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Train Journeys

The Classic Rattler Run

The most famous of the journeys offered, the Classic Rattler Run takes passengers on an exciting adventure on a C17 steam train from Gympie Station through the scenic Mary Valley and remarkable small town of Dagun, before arriving at the Amamoor Heritage Station. During the journey, you can have a chat with the drivers and volunteers, so you learn it all about the train history.

Silver Bullet High Tea

Are you a fan of tea? The latest experience in the Mary Valley Rattler’s fleet of heritage trains is the Silver Bullet railmotor, which will take you on a ride through a spectacular landscape as you enjoy a gourmet high tea.

Footplate Friends Experience

The perfect experience for train enthusiasts, it allows you to live a day as one of Mary Valley Rattler drivers. You will join the train crew for their morning briefing before the tour starts. After that, you can sit back and enjoy the views accompanied by morning tea and lunch with the crew, as well as a return trip with the steam train footplate cab ride.

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Tickets 2024

VIP Experience Tickets

Type of TicketPrice
Adult Ticket159.00 AUD
Child Ticket (Under 2)Free
Support a Sleeper100.00 AUD

Classic Rattler Run Tickets

Type of TicketPrice
Adult Ticket69.00 AUD
Child Ticket (2-12 years old)37.00 AUD
Concession Ticket64.00 AUD
Family Ticket (2A+2C)180.00 AUD

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How to get there

Mary Valley Rattler is located at the historic Gympie Station. The best option is to get there by car:

  • Directions: Once you arrive in Gympie, simply follow the brown tourist signs – they’ll lead you straight to us! Ample parking (including accessible carparks) is available at the front of the station and on the street, ensuring a hassle-free start to your adventure.
  • Groups: There is an option to get there using a coach, which can easily access the guest drop-off zone with designated parking. The group will be receibed and taken care of from the moment you arrive.

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Useful Information


Gympie Historic Station, Amamoor Station and the current Mary Valley Rattler rail experiences are wheelchair accessible. However, accessible rail experiences are limited. so its better if you contact on (07) 5482 2750 to ensure availability.


  • Phone: (07) 5482 2750
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Food and Drinks

You are welcome to bring your own food on board of all the trains. However, there is also the option to buy your food at the historic Gympie Station, as well as at the Rusty Rails Cafe

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What is the Mary Valley Rattler address?

The address is Gympie Historic Station, Tozer Street, Gympie, Queensland 4570

How much does the Classic Rattler Run cost?

Tickets start at 69.00 AUD for adults and 37.00 AUD for children

Are you allowed to bring food into the trains?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food on board. Mary Valley Rattler also offers a selection of takeaway and dine in options.

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Ticket prices for Mary Valley Rattler

  • Mary Valley Rattler: Return Heritage Railway Train Journey Tickets

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    • Child Ticket
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    • Concession Ticket (Pen/Sen/Stu)
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  • Mary Valley Rattler: Return Heritage Railway Train Journey Family Tickets

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