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Mary Valley Rattler
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Gympie
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Reviewed March 17, 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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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I took my family and friends on this absolutely beautiful train trip, as a suggestion from a friend, and what a trip! We stayed the night before at a lovely motel in Gympie, so we could be up and ready early for the train trip.
The trip was great from the very start, and continued to get better as we went along. The countryside was magnificent, and mostly untouched. The tour guide was very friendly, and informative. There really was something for everyone on the train and at the stops along way. We had a lovely lunch at the Pub, it was very reasonably priced, so a good option for families. On the trip back we were treated to a stop half way back, with wine and cheese tasting, produced locally, WOW!, we were very impressed. A must for tourist, and locals alike, 5 1/2 stars!!

1  Thank TRACEY L
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Rattlerman, Manager at Mary Valley Rattler, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2012

Tracey - thanks for taking the time to review your trip on the Rattler. Very glad you enjoyed it we find different travellers enjoy different aspects of the trip , but you certainly picked out some popular parts
Thanks - Jim

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

If you are a bit of a train buff or simply just like to get out and see the countryside, give it a try.

1  Thank Hugh B
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

A delightful day beginning with an entertaining piano player in the little coffee shop at the railway station in Gympie. We did the full day trip to Imbil and return and were most impressed with the effort the locals had made at the various little village stops we made en route. From Market stalls of locally made craft items to jams, pickles, iced mango cups to cheese and wine tasting....all very friendly country folk attempting to make a little profit and more importantly to supply an extremely cheap and necessary service to the tourist industry. Seating on the train was numbered and one receivedt an allocated seat which eliminated the mad rush for front facing seats because if you were front facing going then you were back facing on the return journey, a very fair way of doing it. Well done to you all, I would thoroughly recommend this steam train experience.

3  Thank Helen C
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Rattlerman, Manager at Mary Valley Rattler, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

Thanks Helen for your comments. We find the variety of station events (and the variety of personalities of our volunteers) add to the experience. Glad you enjoyed the trip.

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

This venue is home to many original steam trains and is a great place to take kids who now rarely see steam trains. Also railway buffs would really enjoy. Maryborough is the home of lots of places and buildings with historical interests.

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