If you’re on holiday nearby and looking for fun things to do on the Sunshine Coast with kids, look no further than the Mary Valley Rattler! Exploring the hinterland aboard our heritage steam train or rail motor is a must-do experience – it’s vastly different from a modern train and a fun and exciting ride for all passengers. The Rattler is fun for all ages, interests, and abilities, and we have a variety of carriage options and upgrades available to suit you and your group.
Planning the perfect day out in the Mary Valley is easy. Simply select your date, choose your train journey, and hop aboard our standard carriage or upgrade to one of our premium experiences from the options listed below.
VIP Club Car
Step up your journey as a standard hop on/hop off passenger and become a VIP by upgrading to our VIP Club Car Package.
The VIP Club Car package includes priority preboarding, a delicious local cheese platter and beverage of your choice, access to bar facilities, and a personal carriage host to serve throughout your journey. Enjoy access to the verandah for photos, a meet and greet with drivers, and take home a souvenir cooler as a reminder of your journey.
Enjoy a meet and greet with the train driver, priority preboarding and allocated booth for six people (shared booth) seating on the Rattler 1038 Carriage before setting off on the 40km journey through the Mary Valley to arrive in the quaint town of Amamoor. Here you can watch the train prepare for the return journey via the turntable and enjoy a short stay to explore before returning to the Station.
Pets On Board
If you’re looking at bringing your pet along to a Sunshine Coast tourist attraction, then you’re in luck.
The Mary Valley Rattler is pet friendly!
Upgrade your booking to our Pets Onboard Carriage, configured a carriage with two segregated booths that can accommodate up to six people per booth with up to two pets per booth from the same family.
Now your furry friends can come along for an exciting ride.