For a day that ticks boxes for the whole family, we think we might have found the perfect solution in the newly introduced Mary Valley Rattler Dine and Ride Experience.
For the kids: a chance to experience a steam train in action, along with a kids activity pack, souvenir, yummy kids meal and all the fun of a day out on a train.
For the parents: a relaxing journey through the stunning Mary Valley countryside, a delicious lunch and beverage of your choice, a chance to explore the local history, and the kids enthralled with the steam train along the way.
Step on board one of the meticulously restored trains and travel along the tracks that have been brought back to life. Sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Mary Valley.
The journey through the Mary Valley passes through the picturesque small town of Dagun to Amamoor. Nestled in the centre of the Mary Valley, Amamoor is an historic town bordered by Amamoor State Forest which is home to more than 120 species of birds. Here the train will turn around on the restored turntable. You can watch this fascinating process or explore the quaint community of Amamoor.
The Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street is a typical Queensland rail heritage building which has been fully restored to its former glory, where your Dine and Ride experience stops for lunch. Make sure you leave plenty of time to explore the station which houses a historical display sharing stories of the Mary Valley Railway line and its people. With the Dine and Ride experience, the Mary Valley Rattler has combined the best of both worlds to have everything covered for your family!
The Rusty Rails Cafe is open seven days a week, offering tasty station-made goods, making it a great destination cafe, whether you are travelling on the train or not!
Visit the Mary Valley Rattler website to plan your Dine & Ride experience or join the mailing list to keep up to date on special events and holiday services.
The Mary Valley Rattler Dine and Ride experience includes:
- Priority pre boarding
- Assigned seating
- On-board morning treat
- Lunch at the cafe
- Beverage of choice with meal
- Commemorative souvenir
- Kids activity pack
Cost: Adults $125 // Child (2 -12 yrs) $60
Tickets and more information: www.maryvalleyrattler.com.au