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“Take a trip down memory lane....”

Mary Valley Rattler
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Gympie
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Flaxton, Australia
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Take a trip down memory lane....”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We had a memorable journey on the 'Red Rocket' hosted by Pat, who knew all about the history of the railway and the various vintage engines around the old station. He took us for a tour of the workshop where the massive steam engines are being restored by tireless volunteers. You get the feeling that these guys are passionate about preserving this historic treasure. It's so sad to think that without much needed support from the government and public, we may lose this precious snapshot of local history.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Burrum Heads, Australia
2 reviews
“Historic Railway”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

We had a great time riding the "Red Rocket" with Pat who was our guide. What a character! He knew absolutely everything to do with the history of the rail system in Gympie. He obviously loves doing his job there as do all the men who put their time & energy into restoring the engines & carriages. Pat & the others are all volunteers & should be applauded for their work. Please go & spend some time and have a snack at the cafe there which was also great food. Glad we went.

Visited June 2014
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6 reviews
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“Worth a trip to Gympie take a trip back in time.”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

The Red Rattler takes you back in time a well worth experience for the family with the steam loco and interesting functions along the journey all on board the beautiful Victorian railway carriages, an experience not to be missed.

Visited November 2013
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Childers Queensland
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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
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luton
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100 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 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
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