All aboard the Mary Valley Rattler

The Mary Valley Rattler is one of Australia’s classic heritage rail trips. Departing four times a week from Gympie’s historic Tozer Station, the steam train takes travellers on a jaunt through the beautiful Mary Valley.

But the steam engine isn’t the only rollingstock in the Mary Valley Heritage Railway fleet.

The “Red Rocket” – or RM76 – is a restored rail motor from the 1940s and the mode of transport for an exciting new, and tasty, experience on the rails.

Each Tuesday, the ‘rocket’ takes passengers from Gympie Station through the countryside of the fertile and highly productive Mary Valley.

The Gympie region is renowned for the diversity of its local produce – from fresh seafood at Tin Can Bay through to dairy, meat, fruit, veggies, eggs and artisan foods created by producers in the valley itself.

And, if you work up an appetite on your journey, you are in luck because local chef, Matt Golinski will keep you well-fed with a tasting plate, featuring local fare. For those who are still hungry, lunch is available at the heritage Amamoor Station for an at additional $20 per person.

The Rattler Tasting Train departs Gympie each Tuesday for a 3-hour excursion through the Mary Valley. Tickets are available here.

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