How to get here

Self Drive

For those driving to the Mary Valley Rattler, we’re conveniently located at the historic Gympie Station. Once you arrive in Gympie, simply follow the brown tourist signs – they’ll lead you straight to us! Ample parking (including accessible carparks) is available at the front of the station and on the street, ensuring a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Gympie Historic Station, Tozer Street, Gympie, Queensland 4570

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Traffic Information

Before you embark on your adventure, please take note of an important road detour that may affect your journey to the historic Gympie Station.

Station Road Widening Project

The project will improve road safety and pedestrian access by widening the road, building a footpath from Cogan Street roundabout to Bent Street, upgrading the stormwater drainage and a complete reseal of Station Road.

Important traffic information
While works are in place Station Road will be closed to westbound (uphill) traffic and a detour will be in place via Cogan Street, Tozer Park Road and Tozer Street. Eastbound (downhill) traffic can still access Station Road. Traffic control and signage will be in place to direct motorists and pedestrians. Please allow additional travel time as delays are expected.

Target completion: mid-2024, weather permitting.

More details via Gympie Regional Council website.

Transfers & Tours

Not driving? No worries! Our tours and transfer partners (below) have got you covered for a smooth journey to the Mary Valley Rattler.

Coaches and tours can easily access our guest drop-off zone, with designated parking provided in the street at the front of the historic Gympie Station. Your group’s comfort and convenience are taken care of from the moment you arrive.

Transfer from the Sunshine Coast


SkyDrive Transfers will pick you up from your holiday location anywhere on the Sunshine Coast, Hinterland and Noosa areas. You’ll enjoy a comfortable ride to and from your day out on the historic Mary Valley Rattler! Offering both private (one booking per vehicle – up to 7 people) or shared transfers that can cater for groups of up to 11 passengers.


Join a tour from the Noosa Region


Join a tour with Joel’s Journeys. Luxury private charter to the Mary Valley Rattler in a luxury vehicle from the Noosa Region (including the Noosa Hinterland to Peregian Beach, Doonan and Eumundi) to the historic Gympie Station to enjoy a return journey on Mary Valley Rattler Classic Rail Experience.