Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. The Mary Valley Rattler fleet is made up of heritage steam locomotives and carriages, each with their own unique story. The fleet also boasts vintage railmotors and diesel locomotives.
The quaint community of Amamoor is a delightful historic town bordered by a verdant forest reserve, home to more than 120 species of birds. Make sure you arrive early to watch the fascinating process of the turning of the engine on the turntable.
Discover the romance of the railway as you make your way through the scenic Mary Valley. Your journey travels through the small township of Dagun and crosses the Mary River as you travel around an abundance of curves, over bridges and numerous gentle hills.
Next stop is the historic Gympie Station which has been restored to its former glory. Wander through the Station where you will learn the stories of the Mary Valley Rattler line, its people and its history.
The popular Platform No.1 Cafe offers a dine in experience before or after your rail journey or you can buy take away treats to enjoy on board. You can even purchase a bottle of wine and a local cheese platter for the return journey.
The gift shop offers a selection of local goodies as well as specialty giftware and souvenirs.
Have a chat with the train drivers and the tour guides then sit back and relax as you continue your nostalgic rail journey through one of the most beautiful parts of Queensland.
Back on board for your return to Amamoor.
VIP Club Car - Travel in style and enjoy a local cheese and wine pack on board the iconic Club Car. Very limited seating. Bookings Essential.
Departs Amamoor at 11:00am. Arrives back in Amamoor a 2:30pm.
Bookings required in the Café. For Cafe bookings ring (07) 5348 9606
Check in at least 30 minutes before departure at the tour desk.
Please see our website or ring (07) 5482 2750 for information on wheelchair access before booking.
Please ensure you note all children travelling under 4 at time of booking.
There is no assigned seating for the train, however if you are travelling with another party on a different booking, please note this in special requirements at time of booking (or give us a ring) to assist us in seating you together.
We invite you to get up close and personal with our drivers and our steam train with a footplate viewing experience at Amamoor. Please note that footplate viewing at Amamoor requires closed in footwear. Children must be accompanied with an adult. This opportunity is subject to weather and time availability. At any time, the train crew can restrict access due to safety reasons.