MARY VALLEY

The Mary Valley’s all about real country hospitality and is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace.  So, take your time to explore our collection of country villages, country trails and country drives. 

The fertile lands here grow some of Queensland’s best local produce which you can taste at our local markets or farmgates.   Mary Valley’s also home to our cheeky, but elusive little Platypus which locals will tell you are found everywhere!  Dagun, Amamoor, Kandanga, Imbil, Brooloo or Kennilworth – fresh air, fresh food and fresh ideas.

The Gympie Region. You’re welcome.

MARY VALLEY

The Mary Valley’s all about real country hospitality and is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace.  So, take your time to explore our collection of country villages, country trails and country drives. 

 

ON YOUR BIKE

We love the Mary Valley Rail trail for a relaxed cycle or walk.   If cycling, take our advice and start at the Brooloo end. Head to Imbil for a coffee or cool drink at the historic pub or local café before tackling the return journey home.

Kandanga’s a great option for lunch and if you’re really looking for a challenge, head to Amamoor to catch the Mary Valley Rattler in to Gympie City.

GET TO KNOW YOUR FARMER

Dagun Growers Market is on every Saturday and is your chance to buy fresh locally grown, spray free produce direct from the farmer. Held at the historic Dagun Station from 3pm each week, you can also find locally made preserves, cheese, baked goods and more. If you like to chat with the person who grows your food, then this is a great place to spend a few hours.

BACK TO NATURE

For your best chance of seeing our elusive Mary Valley platypus, head for the Amama Platypus Walk. These cheeky little chappies are totally camera shy and hard to spot. But ask a local, they find them everywhere. We recommend daybreak or dawn for the best sightings but no guarantees.

This 2.5km circuit walk passes trickling streams and cascading waterfalls before eventually reaching the Diamondfield Lookout.

ON THE WATER

This is a water lover’s paradise.   With a nearby camping ground, we go boating, fishing, kayaking and sailing here just about all year round.

It’s a perfect spot for weekend getaways or for fishing gurus (and their apprentices) during school holidays. 

Also home to the Mary Valley Platypus is Yabba Creek (just off Lake Borumba) a gentle, placid kind of creek that’s perfect for swimming or kayaking.   For platypus spotting, we recommend dusk or dawn!

HINTERLAND TRACKS AND TRAILS

Mary Valley’s lush forests and stunning landscapes are the perfect backdrop for the network of tracks and trails that pepper our beautiful countryside.

Suitable for cyclists, walkers and for horses, there’s tons of tracks and trails around here.  We’re really enjoying the fresh air, the lovely views and reconnecting as a family as we try out different tracks together.  Here in the Mary Valley we also have a real love for our horses and we’re used to sharing our tracks and trails with these gentle giants.

So if you’re out walking or cycling, please look out for our horses too, they love our tracks and trails just as much as we do.

MARY VALLEY RATTLER

Thumping pistons, the smell of coal and sooty wafts of steam as you rattle your way out of the historic Amamoor station.  This is the Mary Valley Rattler, so named for its wonderful rattling carriages and scenic journey in to the Mary Valley.  Our lovingly restored steam locomotive looks like something straight out of a Harry Potter film and it’s a firm family favourite. 

Serious train enthusiasts will enjoy watching the train on its turn style as its manoeuvred in to place for the return journey.

The rattler is a delightful way to experience the wide open spaces of the Mary Valley, creating wonderful memories for current and future storytellers.

A GOURMET COUNTRY DRIVE

Some call it the simple life, but to us it’s just life. And, if you take some time to get to know us you’ll understand why we wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Here in the Mary Valley, we’re passionate about growing quality, nutritious food in harmony with nature.   So, for a great gastronomic experience, we suggest you start here.

Kandanga Farm Store and CaféBunya Grove Produce and Forage Farms are packed with fresh local produce that you can buy direct from the farmer who actually grew it and can tell you the back story if you want to know more.

Fresh air and fresh food – both wonderful reasons for a real country drive.

 

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We’ve put together some of our products, services and experiences to help you get started.

The Gympie Region. You’re Welcome.

Amamoor State Forest

Amamoor State Forest Amamoor Qld 4570

Bird Watching

Borumba Deer Park

1133 Yabba Creek Road Imbil Qld 4570

Canoe & Kayaking Launch Points – Mary Valley

Hartfire Designs

403 Happy Jack Road Carters Ridge Qld 4563

Karrabee Bus & Coach

46 Main Street Kandanga Qld 4570

Mary Valley Adventure Trails

50 Amamoor Creek Road Amamoor Qld 4570

Mary Valley Rail Trail

Selwyn Street Imbil Qld 4570

Puzzels on Yabba

126 Yabba Creek Road Imbil Qld 4570

Ride On Mary Kayak and Bike Bush Adventures

578 Lowe Road Bollier Qld 4570

Welcoming Stays