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Mary Valley Rattler goes for Gympie Gold to celebrate Steam Festival weekend – 17 & 18 October

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Unique opportunity to explore the rich history and stories of Gympie, Gold and STEAM! The Mary Valley Rattler and the Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum are joining forces to celebrate the region’s rich heritage and love affair with steam. To celebrate Steam Fest, Gympie’s two most prominent tourism icons are offering a unique trip

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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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 new, emerging and longer-term couples wanting to celebrate their relationships

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

Mary Valley Rattler Annual Report & Audited Financials


The Mary Valley Rattler today released their first audited financials since the commencement of operations. General Manager Micheal Green is pleased with the results to date. “Our first year of operations has seen the Mary Valley Rattler brand grow from strength to strength. We have been seen on Sunrise, The Great day Out and Queensland

Rattler Takes Silver – We’re on our Way!

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The Queensland tourism industry recognised the accomplishments of the Sunshine State’s most extraordinary tourism operators and individuals at the 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards on Friday 8th November. Mary Valley Rattler General Manager Mike Green was in attendance at the awards ceremony. “I am very proud to formally announce our Silver award at the Queensland Tourism Awards.

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