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The Mary Valley Rattler

The History of the the Mary Valley Rattler

The Mary Valley Rattler is a heritage rail experience operating with a fleet of fully restored steam and diesel locomotives and carriages, each with their own unique character and story.
The beautiful restored Gympie Station is one of the most stylish and elaborate examples of timber railway architecture in Queensland and home to a historical display of the century-old Mary Valley Rattler line and its people.

The Journey

A blast of the whistle, the gentle motion of the wheels on the track and you’re away, aboard one of the Mary Valley Rattler’s historic locomotives. Sit back and relax and we take you on a nostalgic 46 kilometre journey through one of the most beautiful parts of Queensland – the scenic Mary Valley.

Amamoor is bordered by a state forest where more than 120 bird species have been sighted in its riverine rainforests and plantations of hoop and bunya pines. Here you can see the heritage engine turn on a fully restored turntable.

The small township of Dagun has one of the best preserved examples of an early 20th century railway station.

Start your journey in Gympie or Amamoor. Train operating days are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

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