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Address: Tozer Street | Old Railway Station, Gympie, Queensland 4570 , Australia
Phone Number: 07 5482 2750
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Iconic train trip

A must do if you are ever up this way. The volunteers are so friendly and helpful. The countryside is delightful

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Brisbane, Australia

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

As a hardened railway enthusiast, we wanted to pop in here today BUT oh boy - the tracks are deep rusted, the station is over grown with weeds and the steam loco looks like it may never run again - Google - it's usual hopeless and out of date self (web and maps) says it's all running - the website... More 

4 Thank nobleman1058
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A must do if you are ever up this way. The volunteers are so friendly and helpful. The countryside is delightful

1 Thank Geoffmoore
Gympie, Australia
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a must do excursion. The views of the Mary Valley are gorgous and the morning tea break and sample of local produce is lovely. This was all going to be under water with the dam project, so makes it even more special that its still going. Prices aren't to bad either. Lovely old time steam train experience.

5 Thank Malnshel
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We really wanted to take our grandchildren on the Rattler on Wednesday 10 December, 2014, and I see that it is not running any more. I can't believe it! We are so disappointed. We have done the trip before, without the children, and it was so much fun! I can't see much else on offer. Oh well, we will just... More 

6 Thank Ruth H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

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.

3 Thank NMcKay77
Tewantin, Australia
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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.

Thank Yolande14
Windsor, Australia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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.

Thank Daryl T
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
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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

1 Thank sue w
Flaxton, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank Sparrowtraveller
Burrum Heads, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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 

Thank Bev S

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