Mary Valley Rattler celebrates longer days

Mary Valley Rattler celebrates longer days with special Twilight Express ‘Cheers and Beers’ night.

The historic Mary Valley Rattler is staging a special Spring Twilight Express service offering a balmy evening of fun, food and entertainment on Friday 19 November.

Leaving at 5pm from Gympie Station, the Twilight Express service captures the beauty of the Mary Valley as the sun begins to set before arriving at the heritage Amamoor Station where passengers can enjoy the ‘Cheers & Beers’ evening in the grounds adjacent to the station.

This family-friendly event offers a great range of food options including a German sausage truck, a pizza truck and the Click Clack Café, with live music provided by The Leftovers.

“This special event service will really capture the Mary Valley at its best,” Mary Valley Rattler general manager, Micheal Green said.

“Twilight is the best time to appreciate the scenery and it’s made even better by being able to enjoy a balmy Friday evening at Amamoor with some brilliant entertainment and food.”

The special service departs Gympie at 5pm, travels through the Mary Valley to Amamoor, where the steam engine is turned around on a turntable for its return journey to Gympie (arriving back at 9pm).

Fares: $65 (adult), $35 (children), $175 for a family pass (two adults/two children).

A VIP first class service is also available for $150 per adult and includes priority seating in the historic club car, with table service available throughout the journey, along with a local cheese platter onboard, beverage of choice, complimentary bottle of water and a souvenier stubby cooler.

Passengers can also purchase snacks and drinks from Rusty Rails Cafe at Gympie Station to enjoy during the trip.

Bookings are essential and can be made via telephone 07 5482 2750 or online at