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Rattler Red Rocket FUNdraising Journey for a great charitable cause!


Nothing like a leisurely heritage rail journey through the stunning Mary Valley – especially when you are on board to raise funds for a worthy cause! The Mary Valley Rattler team is proud to provide a FUNdraising day on board the RM76 railmotor, The Red Rocket, on Sunday March 8th to assist in the fundraising

Get on board Mary Valley Rattler’s LOVE TRAIN for a Valentine Day romantic ride!

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February 2020 Looking for the 2021 Valentine’s Day train? Click here! The Mary Valley Rattler is offering a special LOVE TRAIN service for this year’s Valentine’s Day (14th February) with a sunset journey that couples the romance of the rails with great food, entertainment and scenery. Organisers of the inaugural Valentine’s Day service are looking for

Getting on Board the Fundraising Efforts!

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The Mary Valley Rattler and Sunshine Coast Attractions have banded together with an initiative to support fundraising efforts with the fires still blazing in Australia. Mary Valley Rattler Safety and HR Manager Julia Avis knows all too well the impact that monies raised make in times of natural disasters such as this. “As a volunteer

Gympie’s food ambassador, Matt Golinski, to launch Mary Valley Rattler ‘Tasting Train’

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The heritage Mary Valley Rattler will debut a new Tasting Train food experience on 12 November with famed chef and local food ambassador, Matt Golinski, on board to launch the culinary journey. The Tasting Train will depart the fully-restored Gympie Station every Tuesday at 11am (returning 2pm) and take passengers through one of Australia’s richest

Double Steam Day at the Mary Valley Rattler

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Mary Valley Rattler are looking forward to celebrating a moment in history and invite you along for the ride. Since rail operations commenced in October 2018 on the historic rail line thousands of people have enjoyed a heritage rail experience. The Mary Valley Rattler operate a fleet of rolling-stock including steam locomotives, diesel locomotives and

The Curated Plate – Mary Valley Rattler DeguSTATION Train!

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The Mary Valley Rattler is proud to be a part of 2019’s Sunshine Coast’s Culinary Festival – The Curated Plate – as an exciting new feature in The Destination Series. The Mary Valley Rattler DeguSTATION Train embarks on a 5 course ‘Degustation with a Difference’ journey through the beautiful Mary Valley, featuring standing meals, a

Feel the love aboard the Mary Valley Rattler Picnic Train from Valentine’s Day

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  Long associated with the romance of a bygone era, the Mary Valley Rattler will celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day with the launch of an ongoing new lunchtime service, The Rattler Picnic Train, on Thursday 14th of February. Powered by the ‘Red Rocket’, one of the first railmotors introduced onto the Mary Valley line, The

All aboard the Mary Valley Rattler Christmas Train

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The Mary Valley Rattler will celebrate its first Christmas since regular services resumed with a special Twilight Christmas Train journey, along with the opportunity to take your own photos with Santa Claus every Sunday in December in the lead up to Christmas. The inaugural Mary Valley Rattler Twilight Christmas Train will depart historic Gympie Station