The Classic Rattler Run - Departs Saturdays Gympie to Amamoor (Return)

From AUD $65.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Gympie, Queensland
  • Product code: PFBXKC

Let us take you back in time on a journey of a bygone era aboard the Historic Mary Valley Rattler!

The Mary Valley Rattler fleet is made up of Heritage Diesel and Steam locomotives and carriages each with their own unique story. The fleet also boasts Heritage Railmotors and Diesel locomotives.

The Historic Gympie Station on Tozer Street, has been restored to its former glory. Make sure you arrive early enough to take time to wander through the Station where you will learn the stories of the Mary Valley Rattler line, its people and its history.

Rusty Rails Cafe offers a wide range of menu choices as well as station made delicious sweet treats and Rusty Rails own barista made coffee, beer, apple cider and ginger beer. Enjoy the dine in experience before or after your rail journey, or you can purchase take away treats to enjoy on board!

The gift shop offers a selection of local goodies as well as specialty giftware and souvenirs. Take home your own piece of The Mary Valley Rattler!

Have a chat with the train drivers and the tour guides before you board the train. Then sit back and relax as you begin your nostalgic rail journey through one of the most beautiful parts of Queensland.

Discover the romance of the railway through the scenic Mary Valley. The journey crosses the Mary River as you travel around an abundance of curves, over bridges and numerous gentle hills and passes through the small township of Dagun.

The quaint community of Amamoor is a delightful historic town, here you can watch the fascinating process of the turning of the engine on the turntable.

In addition to the local shop offerings in Amamoor, a trolley with light refreshments and snacks will be making its way through the carriages for on board purchases.

Premium Service is now available on this Departure and includes: 

Priority Pre Boarding, On Board Morning Tea, Lunch of your choice at the Cafe, Beverage of your choice with meal, bottle of water, Kids Activity Pack also included with child fare. Very limited seating. Bookings Essential. 

First Class is now available on this Departure and includes:

Priority Pre Boarding. Travel in style with our VIP experience and enjoy a local cheese platter onboard plus your beverage of choice in our licensed carriage.  A complimentary bottle of water and a souvenir stubby cooler are included. Be served by an attendant at your table on board the iconic Club Car. Very limited seating. Bookings Essential. 

Wheelchair Access is now available on this Departure and includes:

An all access ticket is available Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday services subject to availability. This ticket can also be purchased as a Premium Service option. This ticket type can only be booked by phoning the station on 54822750 directly. Book your tickets now!

Pets Onboard is now available on this Departure and includes:

Pets can travel on board the Rattler on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday services subject to availability and terms and conditions apply. This ticket type is available with the premium option but can only be booked by phoning the station on 54822750 directly. Book your tickets now!

If you require ramp assistance please notify us when you book or make note in our online special requirements!

Check in at the Tour Desk  at least 45 minutes before departure.

If you are travelling with another party on a different booking, please note this in special requirements at time of booking by entering "Travelling with...." to assist us in seating you together.

Rusty Rails Cafe is open from 8am and available to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast or a Barista made coffee prior to your departure. Cafe Bookings are required. Ring the Cafe on (07) 5348 9606 to book your table.

Please Note:

Concession (Inc Aust. Health Care Card, Veteran Student & Senior, Pensioner and Companion Card at a concession rate) are accepted.

Children under 2 years of age not occupying a seat travel free, however if you would like a guaranteed seat for your child under 2, please book as a child fare. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please ensure you note all children travelling under 2 at time of booking. 

Our Family at "The Mary Valley Rattler" looks forward to welcoming you and your family aboard "The Historical Mary Valley Rattler"!

Mandatory Terms & Conditions-
By submitting this order you confirm that you agree to our Terms and Conditions in relation to all passengers being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 as per Goverment Guidelines ( This law will be effective from the 17th December 2021. Any passengers travelling on or after the 17th of December 2021 must be fully vaccinated (unless a exemption can be provided) or will be prohibited to travel. As per our Terms and Conditions we do not refund if passenger is unable to travel due to vaccination. We will require proof of vaccination upon arrival at the station.