The Ultimate Steam Festival

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  • Location: The Valley Rattler, Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum, Woodworks Museum, Gympie 4570 Queensland

The Valley Rattler Steam train, Gympie Gold Mining Museum, Woodworks Museum and the replica Mary Ann Steam locomotive join forces to hold a special steam and machine event on  9 --  12th April  2010. This  huge 4 day festival incorporates 3 venues demonstrating all aspects of Steam driven transport and industry.

Tickets are now available for this great family event showcasing some of our local tourist attractions.  The Ultimate Steam Festival Ticket includes a trip on The Valley Rattler and the Mary Anne steam engine and unlimited entry into the Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum and the Woodworks Museum venues over the four days.  Four Day Pass - Adults $57 and Children $29.50 For concessions and group bookings please phone 07 54 822 750 or go to                       Limited Tickets .....Please Book now.

The Valley Rattler Steam Train trip departs daily for half day scenic tours down through the beautiful Mary Valley  to the small country town Amamoor, with great views, markets and with a stopover at Dagun Station on the way back for the  local wine and cheese tasting.

The replica of the 1873 vertical steam engine, The Mary Ann, will be taking passengers on local trips every 40 minutes all day Sunday and Monday.  

 Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum will be lighting the 20,000 litre Cornish Boiler to Generate the steam to operate a 110year old Walker Winding Engine. A small steam powered 110V DC generator will be operating and supplemented by steam roller demonstrations, portable steam engines and other steam powered equipment

The Woodworks Museum will have a full spectrum of activities to experience including blacksmithing, traditional hand tool demos, wood chopping, chainsaw carving , whittler, woodworkers, vintage steam engine display , portable steam engines, stationary & miniature steam engines, a static display of the steam driven bush sawmill, operational drag saw and the Blitz Truck display on show  throughout the 4 days . On Saturday the woodworks will be hosting a Sawmilling Competition with the finals being held on the Sunday, with a Timber Auction following at 1pm. Don't miss the Axe Vs Chainsaw contest showcasing some of our talented local champions.

Throughout all the festival venues you will also find great Entertainment including International Blues Act Mr Barry Charles, The Sheepdogs, Bliss  and a variety of talented local acts, Children's  Rides and Activities,  Historical Bus & Walking Tours, Tasty Food, Market Stalls and Fully restored 1930's Bus Rides, Cobb & Co, Vintage & Classic Cars and more..

Don't Miss this great family event.

Ultimate Steam Festival :
PO Box 385, Gympie
07 5482 2750
Ultimate Steam Festival

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The Valley Rattler, Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum, Woodworks Museum, Gympie

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