Mary Valley Rattler: Rattler Footplate Friends Experience

Mary Valley Rattler: Rattler Footplate Friends Experience

3 hours 30 minutes Gympie, Australia

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This premium experience includes a morning briefing with the train crew, morning tea, return steam train footplate cab ride, Mary Valley Rattler high vis vest, cap, pin, lunch with the crew, certificate and Go Pro footage of the journey. All guests will be included in the Footplate Friends Gallery on the organisation’s website.
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Stop At: Mary Valley Rattler, 10 Tozer Street Old Railway Station, Gympie, Queensland 4570 Australia

Rusty Rails Cafe & Heritage Museum.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Mary Valley, Mary Valley, Queensland

Discover the romance of the railway through the scenic Mary Valley. The journey crosses the Mary River as you travel around an abundance of curves, over bridges and numerous gentle hills.

The line wanders away from the river and into the valleys of some of its main tributaries including the Yabba, Kandanga and Amamoor Creeks.


  • Vest, Cap and Pin
  • Go Pro Footage
  • Certificate
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water


  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

10 Tozer St, Gympie QLD 4570, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


5 Reviews

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228deliciah May 2021

Great day out with friends now ticked of my bucket list great to go back in time Thanks for great day

edwenaa March 2021

Omg way better than I ever expected. Our nine friends who came with us had a fabulous trip too. Graham our coach guard/ volunteer was a wealth of knowledge. The driver and the fireman included Stuart along the way letting him have a go at fuelling the firebox. Best trip ever. We would definitely do it again Stuart and Edwena

622genericp October 2020

The look on my daughter's face, from the time she arrived at the station, to the time she woke up at home the next day, was priceless. The fantastic staff and volunteers really go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. As an 18th birthday present for a daughter who has always loved steam trains since she first saw Thomas The Tank Engine, the day was brilliant in every way. Enthusiastically recommend this exceptional experience to any parent whose child/new adult has a love of trains. She proudly declared it to be the best day of her life. We're very grateful to the Footplate Friends Team for making her experience so enjoyable.

Merlotjo December 2019

I had been looking for something for my husband to do for Christmas and had found this train and was going to book the VIP experience for us both then I saw the footplate experience and knew he would love it. He was like a kid in a candy shop up front with the drivers tooting and driving, got to learn a lot about the train by talking to the drivers and staff. Thoroughly recommend for the train enthusiast or big kid at heart! This is a fairly new experience and well organised. He even had his pie warmed on the engine! I traveled in the club car which was enjoyable and relaxing.

lionelcigliana11 January 2020

nous avons vu une publicité vantant le train " Mary Valley Rattler " et nous avons succomber au charme de la vielle locomotive a vapeur nous avons pris des places " VIP" pensant être considéré vraiment comme dans un avion en " Business ....mais quel fut notre déception en montant dans le train au niveau des prestations ....on vous amène un petit plat ( photo a l'appui ) et une boisson au choix concernant le trajet .....le néant ( l'aller et le retour sur la même ligne ) avec vraiment rien a voir le seul point positif concerne la rotation de la locomotive a son arrivée pour le retour le même petit plat .....mais avec des boissons payantes le tout pour un budget de 240 AUD pour deux personnes
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