1. See & Do

Mary Valley Rattler


Toot! Toot! All aboard the Mary Valley Rattler, a beautifully restored fleet of heritage trains that will take you on a journey of discovery into the country through a bygone era. The Rattler, a steam locomotive with gorgeous timber carriages, winds throughout the picturesque mountains, farms, bridges and waterways of the Mary Valley.

Starting from the lovingly refurbished Historic Gympie Station, just 40 minutes from Noosa, hop on-board the Rattler for a journey through country towns and an adventure into history. The 46km round trip chugs into Amamoor, a gorgeous town in the heart of the Mary Valley.

Watch the fascinating process as the restored turntable turns the steam engine around, ready for its return trip.

Have your photo taken with the drivers and the steam engine, and spend time exploring historic Amamoor Station.

There are 2 steam train rides on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. You can even travel in style in the VIP Club Car with a. local cheese and wine pack. There’s also the Rattler picnic train on-board a historic railmotor on Thursdays.

At Historic Gympie Station, make sure you take the time to see the historic display, gift shop and Platform No.1 Cafe with dine-in and takeaway options.

Contact the Mary Valley Rattler to book your train journey into history.

Why we love it

1. Fun for the whole family on-board a heritage steam train

2. Sit back and explore the picturesque hinterland near Noosa

3. Visit the historic Gympie Station

4. Museum, gift shop and cafe