Category Archives: Updates

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

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 offers lovers a ticket to ride on the Valentine’s Love Train

Mary Valley Rattler Love Train Couple

1 February 2021 The Mary Valley Rattler is offering couples the ultimate ‘romance of the rails’ experience with an exclusive Valentine’s Love Train service on Saturday evening 13 February. In the perfect lead-up to Valentine’s Day, the Rattler Love Train will depart historic Gympie Station at 5pm, 13 February, taking a leisurely scenic sunset ride

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

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

Champion Paralympians Steven Elliott and Hannah Dodd launch Mary Valley Rattler’s new ‘all access’ carriage

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Two highly-credentialed para-athletes qualified for next year’s Olympic Games launched the Mary Valley Rattler’s new ‘all access’ carriage today, providing special facilities for wheelchair and other assisted-access passengers. Steven Elliott and Hannah Dodd were meant to have been returning from the Tokyo Olympics at this time, after representing Australia in the Rollers and Gliders wheelchair

Pets On Board the Mary Valley Rattler

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Heritage steam train launches new pet-friendly service with koala-saving Koolie as first four-legged passenger! Queensland’s famed Mary Valley Rattler steam train has gone out of its way to make access available to everyone, and is now extending the commitment further by introducing a new ‘Pets On Board’ service, allowing passengers to share the experience with

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