Valentine’s Train

Back by popular demand, The Valley Rattler’s Romancing the Rails theme train offers lovers an evening of romance and wonder sure to make your Valentine’s celebration an unforgettable one.
This year the team at The Valley Rattler has put together a tempting new program for Romancing the Rails which will be held on Saturday 11 February 2012. Sure to delight romantics far and wide, the evening takes full advantage of the inherent romance of Old Gympie Station which upholds the beautiful workmanship of by-gone era when the station was built in 1913.
Champagne will be served as you board the train at 5.30 pm, before the newly restored DH 45 departs Gympie for a romantic twilight train ride to Dagun in the former Kuranda heritage carriages. En route, be serenaded as the train meanders its way through the scenic Mary Valley. At Dagun enjoy an eloquent entrĂ©e at the charming country station which was established in 1914.
Take advantage of the opportunity to converse with your loved one as the train makes a leisurely return to Old Gympie Station for the main course and a dreamy dessert. After dinner enjoy dancing along the platform under the moonlight.
At only $65.00 per person, tickets for Romancing the Rails offer fantastic value and includes the train fare, pre-dinner drinks, a three course meal and live music.

Rainbow Beach Art Festival "Brushes by the Sea"

Be inspired and take part in the 4th annual Art Festival "Brushes by the Sea". The festival will take place at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club on the weekend of the 28 & 29th January, 2012.

In celebration of the local talent on Sunday the 29th there will be Art & Craft markets, live entertainment, goose club raffles, cheese and wine tasting. The Mayor, honorable Ron Dyne will be presenting awards at the prize presentation starting at 2pm.

$5.00 no power $10.00 powered site. 7:00am set up for 8:00am start. 

Pirates of the Valley Treasure Hunt

Calling all pirates who want to go on a Treasure Hunt down the Mary Valley! Pirates should join Capt Rattlebones at old Gympie Station to board the “Blueskellies Diesel Express” – the heritage train with a big blue diesel locomotive to go and explore the Mary Valley with the Captain’s stolen maps to try and find the hidden treasure.
The ticket price includes the train ride, treasure hunt and sausage sizzle.
Cost: Adult - $30 per Adult and $20 per Child
Depart: 10:00am
Return: 2:30pm