Rails & Whales

Two iconic experiences have joined forces!
Located just 1 ½ hours apart you can

Experience a heritage rail journey through the stunning Mary Valley on board a lovingly restored steam train

Cruise through the Great Sandy Strait, along the remote pristine western side of World Heritage listed Fraser Island (K’Gari) to Australia’s ultimate humpback whale playground.

Adults: $250

Discover the romance of the railway as you steam Mary River as you travel around an abundance of curves, over bridges and numerous gentle hills and passes through the small township of Dagun. The quaint community of Amamoor is a delightful historic town, here you can watch the fascinating process of the turning of the engine on the turntable.

Our volunteer guest experience attendants will share the stories of the historic Mary Valley and its people.

Your experience includes priority boarding, on board morning tea, lunch at the historic Gympie Station and a certificate of travel.

With this package only you will enjoy a personal meet and greet with the drivers, a photo opportunity on the footplate and a Mary Valley Rattler souvenir pack.

Your Mary Valley Rattler experience departs the historic Gympie Station.

Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

ADULTS: $125
CHILD (4-14) $60

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Experience the best whale watching Queensland has to offer; enjoy the trip of a lifetime aboard Tasman Venture. Get up close and personal with the majestic humpback whales, and enjoy their close encounters. The luxurious 20 metre catamaran is especially designed for whale watching, giving you clear viewing decks, underwater viewing rooms, hydrophone, unique viewing platform and underwater camera.

Our friendly, experienced and accredited staff will give you an amazing experience you will never forget. Your tour includes: Guaranteed whale sighting (or return ticket), Expert accredited commentary, Friendly and experienced staff, Tea/coffee with biscuits, cake & antipasto platter on the way home, Hydrophone equipped to hear the whales sing, Fully licensed bar, FREE Wi-Fi, Underwater viewing rooms (see the whales in their natural environment), Access to the unique viewing platform (gets you to eye level with the whales), FREE “Close Encounters” Whale Watch DVD, Entertainment for the children (toys, colouring in and DVDs), Multi lingual staff and whale information in 6 languages. Air-conditioned comfort in all cabin areas, FREE transfer from your Hervey Bay Accommodation.

Your Tasman Venture experience departs twice daily from mid July to early November from the Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, Queensland.

  • Morning Tour 8.30am – 12.30pm
  • Afternoon Tour 1.30pm – 5.30pm

ADULTS: $125
CHILD (4-14) $65



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(07) 5482 2750
Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street,
Gympie, Queensland 4570