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All Aboard the Mary Valley Rattler for a Great Family Day Out

Slow done and immerse yourself in the magic of a bygone era aboard the beautiful Mary Valley Rattler as it weaves through a stunning hillside landscape

The scenic Mary Valley provides the perfect backdrop to 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, 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 be fascinated by the process required to turn the locomotive around for its return to Gympie.

Just 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.

Check out their website for details of upcoming tours and special events. They even have a VIP Club with local cheese and wine for those wanting to celebrate a special occasion.

The Mary Valley Rattler is more than a train ride. It’s a half-day adventure into history.

Tickets: Adult $59, Child $30, Concession $49, Family $155, VIP $110

More information: Call 07 5482 2750 or visit their website

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Published in Friday, March 15th, 2019, at 4:58 am, and filed under Gympie Region, Places to Visit.

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