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Mary Valley Heritage Railway

Address: Tozer Street | Old Railway Station, Gympie, Queensland 4570 , Australia
Phone Number: 07 5482 2750
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Gympie
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

After driving from Noosa with a very excited 2 year old we were very disappointed that the train is not running at all, not even on the 2nd or 4th Sundays as advertised online and even at the station.

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Tewantin, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Experienced it in 2009. Had my mom here for visit from overseas, wished I could take her. Did the Marey Valley drive by car, was good but not as great.

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Windsor, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went on a day trip on the Valley Rattler last time in Gympie from Sydney and was looking forward to another trip.Had great difficulty finding out if it was running and read a review on this site saying not ,thanks to whoever wrote that as the Infor centres did not seem to know for sure.

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Rattlerman, Manager at Mary Valley Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment. We will revisit the information centres to ensure staff are up to date with our situation. Current service is our 1927 Heritage Rail Motor doing half hour trips on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, running hourly from 1000 AM, with cafe, model train and workshop tours available . We also do RM trips... More

Brisbane, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is a pity that the Gympie Rattler has stopped running because it would bring back memporie of the steam in the air

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Flaxton, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a memorable journey on the 'Red Rocket' hosted by Pat, who knew all about the history of the railway and the various vintage engines around the old station. He took us for a tour of the workshop where the massive steam engines are being restored by tireless volunteers. You get the feeling that these guys are passionate about... More

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Burrum Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time riding the "Red Rocket" with Pat who was our guide. What a character! He knew absolutely everything to do with the history of the rail system in Gympie. He obviously loves doing his job there as do all the men who put their time & energy into restoring the engines & carriages. Pat & the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Red Rattler takes you back in time a well worth experience for the family with the steam loco and interesting functions along the journey all on board the beautiful Victorian railway carriages, an experience not to be missed.

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Childers Queensland
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Loved it! Took friends from Victoria. Had lunch at a nice pub. Loved the scenery along the way. The staff were friendly and funny. Would go again!

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33 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

we went to the attraction on 01/04/2013 we were aware through the website that the railway was out of use due to repairs so was unable to take the trip through the countryside but still went as wanted to look at the area and see if the cafe was open they had opened up a couple of carriages that we... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We took our kids on the rail journey and throughly enjoyed it. It is a long day if the weather is hot etc so be prepared.

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