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“The Rattler”

Mary Valley Rattler
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Gympie
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Childers Queensland
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“The Rattler”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Loved it! Took friends from Victoria. Had lunch at a nice pub. Loved the scenery along the way. The staff were friendly and funny. Would go again!

Visited May 2013
2 Thank MaggieChilders
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“fair attraction”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

we went to the attraction on 01/04/2013 we were aware through the website that the railway was out of use due to repairs so was unable to take the trip through the countryside but still went as wanted to look at the area and see if the cafe was open
they had opened up a couple of carriages that we could look inside from 3 different eras and a model area which was nice which they did not charge for just a donation box and found the resturant open were we had a freshly cooked burger which had peppers and paperica in wich was very nice and not overpriced
they advised that they are just wating for a grant to arrive to start work to reopen hopefully not to long
hopefully next time we go over to aussie this will be open as looks like its a good day

Visited April 2013
5 Thank LutonTripper
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great day out for the family”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We took our kids on the rail journey and throughly enjoyed it. It is a long day if the weather is hot etc so be prepared.

Visited March 2013
Thank iwtiam
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Melbourne Central
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Country Train trip at it's best!!”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I took my family and friends on this absolutely beautiful train trip, as a suggestion from a friend, and what a trip! We stayed the night before at a lovely motel in Gympie, so we could be up and ready early for the train trip.
The trip was great from the very start, and continued to get better as we went along. The countryside was magnificent, and mostly untouched. The tour guide was very friendly, and informative. There really was something for everyone on the train and at the stops along way. We had a lovely lunch at the Pub, it was very reasonably priced, so a good option for families. On the trip back we were treated to a stop half way back, with wine and cheese tasting, produced locally, WOW!, we were very impressed. A must for tourist, and locals alike, 5 1/2 stars!!

Visited October 2011
1 Thank TRACEY L
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Rattlerman, Manager at Mary Valley Rattler, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Tracey - thanks for taking the time to review your trip on the Rattler. Very glad you enjoyed it we find different travellers enjoy different aspects of the trip , but you certainly picked out some popular parts
Thanks - Jim
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must”
Reviewed 12 September 2012

If you are a bit of a train buff or simply just like to get out and see the countryside, give it a try.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Hugh B
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