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Mary Valley Rattler takes to the road to shine spotlight on Gympie

Rattler On The Road At The Canowindra Intl Balloon Festival

30 April 2021 Gympie’s iconic tourism attraction, the Mary Valley Rattler, has partnered with the Grey Nomads Awards to take the Rattler on the Road with their official car wrapped to look like a ‘mini Rattler’ as it drives across the country. Mary Valley Rattler has formed a sponsorship agreement with the Grey Nomads Awards,

Leading Gympie legal figure joins Rattler Railway Company Board

John Cartwright, New Board Member Of The Rattler Railway Company

21 April 2021 Highly-regarded local solicitor, John Cartwright, who has been at the helm of Gympie solicitors Power & Cartwright for 28 years, is to join the Board of the Rattler Railway Company (RRC). Mr Cartwright has been an influential figure in the local community, not only through his extensive legal and business connections, but

Hop on board the Mary Valley Rattler for special Easter family services

Steam Man And Mary Valley Rattler

23 March 2021 The Mary Valley Rattler is organising a range of special services over Easter to cater for families. Four special ‘Hop on Board’ services have been scheduled daily from 2 – 5 April, with the Rattler’s mascot – Steam Man – joining kids on board and in an Easter Egg Hunt at Amamoor

Andrew Farriss gets on board Mary Valley Rattler steam train to film new ‘outlaw’ video for his debut solo album

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Watch the video: INXS co-founder, Andrew Farriss, is using a rollicking video set on board the historic Mary Valley Rattler to promote the release of his debut solo album this Friday, 19 March. ‘Run Baby Run’ has been released as a single ahead of the album launch, and the video tells a tale of

Mary Valley Rattler launches new Veils & Rails weddings packages to start marriages on the right track

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Gympie’s heritage Mary Valley Rattler steam train has launched new packages designed specifically for weddings, providing a unique experience that guarantees couples start their new life together on the right track. The wedding couple can choose their preferred train and carriages, many dating back over 100 years. For a large wedding, the C17 Class Steam

Mary Valley Rattler “Rattler Mates” membership for locals


The Mary Valley Rattler’s Australia Day community event was a wonderful opportunity to thank the frontline workers for their outstanding efforts over 2020. The event was made possible with a grant from the National Australia Day Council. Mary Valley Rattler General Manager Mike Green was pleased to see so many families at the Station enjoying

Mary Valley Rattler to recognise emergency workers and Gympie community in Australia Day celebrations

Mary Valley Rattler Australia Day 2019

11th January, 2021 The Mary Valley Rattler will use a grant from the National Australia Day Council to recognise the efforts of emergency and front-line workers in 2020, by staging a free community event at Gympie Station on 26 January 2021. A special Aussie Express train service will steam out of Gympie Station at 10am

Experienced Sunshine Coast tourism industry professional appointed to Mary Valley Rattler Board

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7 January 2020 One of the Sunshine Coast’s most experienced tourism professionals, Julie Cullen, has been appointed to the Board of the Rattler Railway Company (RRC) to further boost the heritage steam train’s industry credentials and capabilities.  Julie brings to the Board some 15 years of senior management experience in tourism, hospitality and events businesses,

Gympie region shows off its best hospitality as Tourism & Events Queensland gets on board the Mary Valley Rattler ‘tourism train’

Chef Matt Golinski Brewer Graham Kidd Launch Off The Rails Ale At Mary Valley Rattler

16 November 2020 Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) CEO, Leanne Coddington, and key Queensland tourism officials, journeyed to Gympie, where they jumped on board Gympie’s most famous attraction – the Mary Valley Rattler – at Amamoor for a fact-finding steam ride through the region. Representatives from Destination Gympie Region, Visit Sunshine Coast, Tourism Noosa, Fraser