Mary Valley Rattler: Rattler Footplate Friends Experience
Why take this tour?
This premium experience includes a morning briefing with the train crew, morning tea, return steam train footplate cab ride, Mary Valley Rattler high vis vest, cap, pin, lunch with the crew, certificate and Go Pro footage of the journey. All guests will be included in the Footplate Friends Gallery on the organisation’s website.
Vest, Cap and Pin
Go Pro Footage
Coffee and/or Tea
Food and drinks, unless specified
Frequently asked questions
Things to know
Before you book
Duration: 3h 30m
Mobile tickets accepted
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. The scenic Mary Valley is a place where you can experience the friendly laid back atmosphere of rural living at its best. The Rattler's 46 kilometre round trip starts at Gympie and after crossing over the Mary River, chugs its way rhythmically around an abundance of curves, across bridges and numerous gentle hills. Your journey passes through Dagun, home to a beautiful heritage station before continuing to the quaint community of Amamoor nestled in the centre of the Mary Valley. You'll marvel at the restored turntable installed at the Amamoor Station and fascinated by the process required to turn the locomotive around for its return to Gympie. Make sure you leave plenty of time to explore the restored Gympie Station which houses a historic display, a gift shop and a cafe offering dine in and takeaway options. The Mary Valley Rattler is more than a train ride. It's a half-day adventure into history.
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