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Mary Valley Rattler Train Experience from Gympie

from AU$69
AU$62.27
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  • Travel across Mary Valley in a historic rail experience on the Rattler Steam Train first constructed in the 20th century.
  • Travel through country Queensland at its serene best as you feast your eyes on the beautiful view of the valley, the quaint villages, and the farms.
  • Travel through the fascinating restored vintage steam engine and carriages to heritage stations like Gympie and Amamoor.
  • Explore the history of the train line constructed in the 20th century and its significance to the Valley people.

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  • Rattler locomotive experience
  • Round-trip train ride from Gympie to Amamoor
  • Tip: Be sure to keep an out for exotic birds in the historic town of Amamoor, which is home to more than 120 species of colorful birds.
  • 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.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 20%): SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast + Mary Valley Rattler Train Tickets

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  • Grab this discounted combo to visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium in Sunshine Coast and enjoy a ride on the vintage Mary Valley Rattler steam train.
  • At Australia’s premier 11-themed zone aquarium, see jellyfish in cylindrical tanks, watch penguins waddle away, and click a picture with adorable seals!
  • Watch sharks swim above you through an 80-meter Ocean Tunnel, and roll up your sleeves to shake hands with a starfish at the Tidal Touchpool.
  • Travel across Mary Valley in a historic rail experience on the Rattler Steam Train, feasting your eyes on the view of the valley, quaint villages, and the farms.
  • Explore heritage stations like Gympie and Amamoor and upgrade your ticket for Rattler's Tasting Plate at the Rusty Rails Cafe. Pork and panna cotta, anyone?

Inclusions

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

  • Entry to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
  • Digi Photo Pass with 8 photos

Mary Valley Rattler Train

  • Round-trip train ride from Gympie to Amamoor
  • Rattler tasting train (optional)

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

  • Tip: Drop by the Gift Shop for great souvenirs including cuddly plush toys, pens, and notecards.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • The aquarium is equipped with restrooms and a parent room.
  • Guests aged 15 and below must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 and above.

Mary Valley Rattler Train

  • Tip: The volunteers on the steam train are knowledgeable and helpful, so don't hesitate to ask them questions about the journey, the train, or the region.
  • This experience is wheelchair, pram, and stroller accessible.
  • The train is equipped with restrooms.
  • Pets are allowed on this tour.
  • Children aged 16 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The schedule is subject to change depending on traffic and weather conditions on your activity date.
  • Click here to find the menu for the tasting option.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 10%): Aquaduck Sunshine Coast Tour + Mary Valley Rattler Train Tickets

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  • Get this discounted combo to board an Aquaduck for a guided tour of the Sunshine Coast and a quaint train ride on the Mary Valley Rattler vintage train.
  • Learn about the top sights of the Sunshine Coast from your guide aboard the amphibious Aquaduck and zoom past the bustling fish market.
  • Get a chance to see the lavish houses studding the waterfront and the gleaming sands of the Surfer's Paradise beach.
  • Travel across Mary Valley on the Rattler Steam Train and catch a glimpse of grazing cattle, idyllic villages, and lush forests.
  • Explore heritage stations like Gympie which was built in 1881 and upgrade your ticket to relish some crackling pork belly and decadent desserts.

Inclusions

Aquaduck Sunshine Coast

  • Aquaduck ticket
  • Tour guide

Mary Valley Rattler Train

  • Round-trip train ride from Gympie to Amamoor
  • Rattler tasting train (optional)

Aquaduck Sunshine Coast

  • Tip: Keep an eye out for diverse sea life and the beauty of the Mooloolah River as you transition from land to water.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • The experience is not accessible for pram/stroller users.

Mary Valley Rattler Train

  • Tip: The volunteers on the steam train are knowledgeable and helpful, so don't hesitate to ask them questions about the journey, the train, or the region.
  • Children aged 16 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Restrooms.
  • Pets are allowed on this tour.
  • The schedule is subject to change depending on traffic and weather conditions on your activity date.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Mary Valley Rattler | A Heritage Steam Train Journey

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time, to an era when steam trains ruled the rails? Well, look no further than the Mary Valley Rattler in the beautiful Sunshine Coast! This iconic tourist attraction is not just a train ride – it’s a journey through history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes.

The historic steam train transports you to a bygone era with beautifully preserved interiors that showcase the elegance and craftsmanship of the time. Gaze out the large windows and soak in the gorgeous views of the Sunshine Coast as you indulge in morning tea or a delicious lunch spread. 

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Address: Mary Valley Rattler, Tozer St, Gympie QLD 4570. Find on Maps

  • By Train: QR’s North Coast Railway line.
    Nearest Stop: Gympie.
  • By Bus: #3 & #4.
    Nearest Stop: Mellor Street near Power Street (Hail n Ride).
  • By Car: The Gympie station is around 78 km away from the Sunshine Coast airport, about a 1-hour distance by car.
    Car Parking: On-site parking is available while nearby streets also offer free parking spaces, including accessible parking.
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Wheelchair carriages: There are specially designed carriages with more space that are suitable for wheelchairs. Ramps allow you to board the train with ease and you can also borrow a wheelchair on a first-come-first-serve basis if you don't have your own. You will need to inform the station to make any necessary arrangements for wheelchair access.

Toilets: There are toilets available both on the train and at the stations, including accessible toilets.

Service dogs: Service dogs are allowed onto the train.

Parking: There are parking spaces available on-site and also on nearby streets.

Pets: You can bring your pets along on the Classic Rattler Train on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. There are specialised carriages for pets to keep them comfortable. You can bring 2 pets per group.

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There are partnered hotels in Gympie that provide discounts on stay for those who ride the Mary Valley Rattler. Most hotels in Gympie are moderately priced with all the necessary facilities available. Here are some great stay options near the Historic Gympie Station.

Great Eastern Motor Inn: less than 5 km away, bar and restaurant, room service, pet-friendly

The Royal Hotel: 1.5 km away, rooms with kitchenettes, sports bar with live entertainment

Amamoor Homestead: 23 km away, hilltop bed and breakfast, country cottages, pet-friendly

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  • Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum: The Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum features exhibits on Australia's military, rural, transport, communications, and steam advancements, in addition to artefacts from the early days of gold mining.
  • WoodWorks Museum: The WoodWorks Museum offers information about the timber industry and social aspects of the past through exhibitions, and displays bullock carts, a 1925 Republic vehicle, a significant collection of pioneering hand tools, and a blacksmith shop.
  • Amamoor Reserve: The Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve is a riverine rainforest in the Gympie region where National Country Music Muster, the largest outdoor country music festival in Australia is held every year. 
  • Skydive Noosa: If you're in the mood for some adventure, try the tandem skydive experience at Skydive Sunshine Coast, which is only about an hour away from the Gympie Station.

Visitor Tips

  • Witness train arrival: If you have the time, reach about 45 minutes before your train's departure to witness the arrival of the train.
  • Bring identification: Please bring your current photo ID document with you in case your discounted tickets need to be verified. A current student ID is required for all students.
  • Take precautions against smoke: If you have a lung ailment that could be aggravated by coal dust it’s best to avoid the trip. Alternatively, take proper precautions before boarding the train.
  • Request assistance beforehand: If you have any special requests or need assistance for the disabled, ensure that you inform the Gympie station in advance to avoid delays.
  • Book online tickets: Book your Mary Valley Rattler tickets online to guarantee your seats.
  • Stay hydrated: Carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated, especially during summer.
  • Free travel for infants: Infants under 2 years old who are not occupying a seat travel free.
  • Book child ticket for infant reservation: If you would like to reserve a seat for your infant under 2 years old, please book as a child fare.
  • Guardian for minors: Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No smoking: Smoking is not allowed on the train, on the platforms, or in any shaded spaces.
  • Don't get on the tracks: It is forbidden to stand or walk on the tracks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mary Valley Rattler Tickets

What is the cost of Mary Valley Rattler Train tickets?

The cost of Mary Valley Rattler Train tickets is AU$65.

Where can I buy Mary Valley Rattler Train tickets?
What is the best way to buy Mary Valley Rattler tickets?

The best way to buy Mary Valley Rattler tickets is to book them online. This allows you to enjoy several benefits like:
Advanced booking: You can plan your trip in advance and ensure a seat even on crowded days.
Free cancellations: Cancel you tickets anytime if you change your mind.
Online discounts: Get great deals and discounts when booking your tickets online.

Can I get a discount on Mary Valley Rattler Train tickets?

Yes, you can get a discount on Mary Valley Rattler Train tickets if you book your tickets online.

What is Mary Valley Rattler Train?

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.

How can I get access to the Mary Valley Rattler Train?

You can access the Mary Valley Rattler Train by purchasing tickets for the tour.

Where is Mary Valley Rattler Train located?

The Mary Valley Rattler Train is located in the Gympie Region of Queensland, Australia.

What are some of the highlights of Mary Valley Rattler Train?

Some of the highlights of Mary Valley Rattler Train include the Tasting Train and Light Up & Workshop Tour.

How to board Mary Valley Rattler Train in Gympie?

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.

What are the timings of the Mary Valley Rattler Train?

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.

What facilities are available on Mary Valley Rattler Train?

Mary Valley Rattler Train provides guides, food and drinks onboard, is wheelchair accessible and has toilets.

Is Mary Valley Rattler Train wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Mary Valley Rattler Train is accessible by wheelchair.

Is photography allowed on Mary Valley Rattler Train?

Yes, photography is allowed on Mary Valley Rattler Train.

Is it worth visiting Mary Valley Rattler Train?

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.