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Address: Tozer Street | Old Railway Station, Gympie, Queensland 4570, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 5482 2750
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Very good, when running.

This was a good attraction. However, it has not been operational for a couple of years now. There is talk about getting it up and running again. I have my doubts though. It would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian G
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Gympie, Australia

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Gympie, Australia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good attraction. However, it has not been operational for a couple of years now. There is talk about getting it up and running again. I have my doubts though. It would cost a fortune to upgrade the track and rolling stock. It has been left to rot for too long. Very sad and an indictment of the... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

A photographers dream location. Nostalgic and well maintained. Awesome view. Pretty wedding spot for photos

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Gympie, Australia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

A great day for young and old its being brought back asap.a really good draw card for the region .and the pub meals at imbil are awesome

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1 Thank Carolyn O
Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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is over grown with weeds and the steam loco looks like it may never run again - Google - it's usual hopeless and out of date self (web and maps) says it's all running - the website...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 

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5 Thank nobleman1058
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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1 Thank Geoffmoore
Australia
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 Thank Malcolm-n-Shelley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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6 Thank Ruth H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 Thank NMcKay77
Tewantin, Australia
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Windsor, Australia
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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 

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