"MARY VALLEY RATTLER" Gympie Things to Do Tip by balhannah

Gympie Things to Do: 23 reviews and 54 photos

  Dagan Railway Station where the Rattler departs
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  • Dagan Railway Station where the Rattler departs - Gympie
      Dagan Railway Station where the Rattler departs
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  • The Rattler at Imbil - Gympie
      The Rattler at Imbil
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It has been quite a few years that we did this Train trip, but I can tell you, it was one that we both enjoyed.
Mary Valley Rattler is the name of the STEAM TRAIN, that runs on heritage tours every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL, as this is very popular!

The [DAGAN] Gympie Railway Station [photo] that we departed from, is historic, and was built in 1913.
Starting from Gympie, we passed through the town, to Monkland, across the Mary river into the scenic Mary river valley where we saw Pineapples, Macadamia plantations, Dairy farms, cattle along the way. This area of the journey is lovely and scenic.
The Train stoped at Stations of little towns along the way, Dagan, (on the way back for wine & cheese tasting ) Amamoor, Kandanga (markets and stalls on Sundays) and finally Imbil, the turn around point.

At Imbil, we all got off. I headed to the small market, then went and bought lunch from the local Cafe.
We had plenty of time to wander around the town before heading back to Gympie.

The trip length is 80ks. You may see Kangaroos, we did.

On every 3rd Sunday of the month, BUSHRANGERS HOLD UP THE TRAIN!.
There are also themed Train trips, look up the website for more information on the Train
and the "Red Rocket" Heritage Railmotor operates every Tuesday morning.

A full day Steam tour on a Sunday/Wednesday is ....
[2010 PRICES] $47 Adults & $23.50 children.
Half day tours....$32 & $8

10am and returning at 4pm

You don't have to be a Train Buff to enjoy this journey.

Website: http://www.thevalleyrattler.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 28, 2010
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