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.
Ride & Dine
Upgrade to our Premium Ride & Dine experience, and we’ll treat you to good food, great views and a memorable day out exploring the Mary Valley region. Enjoy delicious local produce while you sit back, relax, and enjoy stunning hinterland scenery whirl passed your window.
The Ride & Dine Package includes priority pre-boarding, assigned seating, a delicious morning tea onboard, plus lunch at the Rusty Rails café which includes a meal, bottle of water and a beverage of your choice.
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.
Steam Locomotive Light Up & Workshop Tour
The Mary Valley Rattler invites you to get the day underway at the sunrise steam locomotive light-up with our drivers, and a tour of our workshop afterwards. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of your choice, either a Rattler Bacon and Egg Roll with house made relish or a Fireman’s Bacon & Egg breakfast accompanied by a Barista made tea or coffee in the Rusty Rails Café.
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.