Take a green break ... in the scenic Mary Valley                                      Updated 06/09/10



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Events calendar 2010                                                           


August 21: Mary Valley Show Rodeo and Woodchop, Imbil Showgrounds, inquiries 5481 1709. Visit www.maryvalleyshow.com


August 21-October: Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival. Visit www.scarecrows.org.au

August 24-29: National Country Music Muster, Amamoor. Visit www.muster.com.au

September 4-5: Far-A-Way Endurance Carnival, Imbil Showgrounds, inquiries Mark Grogan

5484 5315.


September 12: QAS Imbil First Responders recruitment and open day, 10am-2pm, Imbil FRG Training Room, Qld Fire and Rescue Station, Yabba Ck Rd, Imbil. Inquiries to Gavin Bennett on 0410 610657.


September 12: Family and Community Bike Ride, 9am-12.30pm, 10km from Imbil to Brooloo and return to Imbil. A fundraiser for the school chaplaincy. Inquiries to Trish on 5484 3465.


September 25-26: Mary Valley Show Society Camp Draft, Imbil Showgrounds. Inquiries 5484 5165.


October 29: Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce and Industry business awards. Visit



Sport and leisure


AUSTRALIAN DEER ASSOCIATION, Gympie Mary Valley Branch: Wendy Bull 5484 3555 or 0407 745662

CAMERA/PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Brett Watson 5484 5455

CLASSICAL YOGA MARY VALLEY: Maureen Lisle 5484 5848

FAR A WAY RIDERS ASS: Bob Sample 5447 0076

GYMPIE & DISTRICT HOCKEY ASS: Desli Adams 5483 3728 or Shelley Reen 5486 7210

GYMPIE FIELD ARCHERS ASS INC: Russell Carlson 5488 6223 or 0427 821180


IMBIL GIRL GUIDES: WED, Guide Hut, 4-6pm; Jenece Drake 5484 5629; Amanda Toombs 5488 4086

IMBIL KARATE CLUB: Steve Gorlick 5488 6862


IMBIL SWIMMING CLUB: THURSDAY 6pm, Imbil pool, Ray McNab 5484 5109

IMBIL TENNIS CLUB: Juniors – Friday U10’s 4-5pm; O10’s 5-6pm; Ladies’ tennis - Mondays 5-7pm, Men’s tennis - Thursdays 5-7pm, Sunday interclub competitions, BBQ last Friday/month. Professional coaching terms 2 and 3 Saturdays, all age groups. Tiffany McCarthy 5405 9138 or 0448 897721 billandtiff@skymesh.net.au

IMBIL WALKING CLUB: Shellie Johns 5484 5455.

INDOOR BOWLS: FRIDAY - Imbil hall, 12.30pm, Val Sykes 5484 5298

MARY VALLEY PONY CLUB: Loris Hinds 5484 5458 after 6pm

MARY VALLEY RANGERS SOCCER CLUB: Peter Deschamps 5484 3384

MARY VALLEY RSL YOUTH GROUP: Michelle Coyle 5485 5452


PLAYGROUP ASS OF Qld Imbil: THURSDAY, Girl Guide Hut, 9-11.30am, Renita Gordon 5484 5573


TAI CHI GROUP: Monday-Friday 6.30am-7.30am @ Imbil RSL Hall, Jenece Drake 5484 5629

cjdrake@skymesh.net.au or Lynne Hogg 5484 5006



YOGA: Lynne Hogg 5484 5006


Yoga in the Mary Valley

“The practice of yoga must reduce both physical and mental impurities. It must develop our capacity for self examination and help us understand that in the final analysis, we are not the masters of everything we do.”

Paternal Yoga Sutra 2:1

Classes in the Mary Valley are based on the classical tradition and can include:

· Asanas – postures,

· Pranayama – breath control, stretching, relaxation, dialogue,

· chanting and meditation.

Classes are either small groups or individual, and are focused towards each student’s needs and abilities. Group classes are kept at a “common level” to ensure the safety of all students. Personal Tuition is one to one instructions where the student is assessed and given their own practice.



Amrit: 5484 5006 Imbil, Ridgewood, Kenilworth. Amrit is accredited and is a member of the Sarasvata Yoga Society as well as the Australian Yoga Masters Association.

Maureen: 5484-5848 Brooloo. Maureen is accredited and is affiliated with the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation Chennai – India, as well as being a member of the Yoga Teachers Association of























































































Kayak Sticker

Kayak the beautiful Mary River, Yabba Creek or Lake Borumba in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The river winds through patches of rainforest, eucalypt forest and open farmland.

As you drift along, look out for the timid platypus, endangered lungfish, Mary River cod and turtles along with a host of other native wildlife.

Whether you want a short paddle and picnic on a river bank, or an epic all-day adventure, we can get you there and back.

Mountain bike through the forest, take a leisurely ride through some of the picturesque towns like Imbil, Kenilworth or Kandanga, or explore the many back roads of the Mary Valley. Route maps available to suite all levels of fitness.

If you have your own kayak or bike we can pick you up and drop you off where you like!

Kayak & Mountain Bike hire from $40 half day or $60 full day
Contact us for a quote to suit your adventure!

  • Kayaks
  • Mountain bikes
  • Pick up & drop off
  • Safety gear
  • Local maps

Phone: 0400 297678

Email: imbilkayakandbike@hotmail.com

Web: www.imbilkayakandbike.com


Kayak at Walkers Rd
Biking in forestry
Kayak in creek


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Gorgeous scenery combines with the nostalgia of the steam train to make this a very special Mary Valley experience.

The Valley Rattler steam train & Mary Valley Heritage Railway


For bookings and details contact:

Mary Valley Heritage Railway

Old Railway Station, Tozer Street, Gympie

t (07) 5482 2750

e rattler@mvhr.org.au

w www.thevalleyrattler.com


Experience the Cooloola Region's Mary Valley aboard the “Valley Rattler” - easily one of Queensland's most scenic railway lines.


It is also the State’s largest non-profit heritage train organisation, and it runs steam train tours on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, with a rail motor tour on Tuesday.


The historic 80-kilometre journey on Wednesday and Sunday commences at Gympie, and after crossing the Mary River negotiates an abundance of curves, gradients and bridges to pass through the small country villages of Dagun, Amamoor and Kandanga to Imbil.


Disembark at any of these original stations, fully restored and landscaped, where you can enjoy interesting excursions within the district and good old-fashioned country hospitality.


On Wednesday the train leaves Gympie at 10am returning at 3:30pm. On Sunday the train departs at 10am and returns at 4pm. Prices: Adults $36, Senior/Pensioner Card Holders $30.50, Children $18.

The steam train visits the historic Gympie station, Dagun and Amamoor on a 40km journey on Saturday.

Enjoy the restored stations which capture the original character of the early 1900s and discover arts and crafts, wine and cheese tasting and local produce at the station markets. The morning tour departs Gympie at 9:30am and returns at 12:30pm.

The afternoon tour departs Gympie at 1:45pm, returning at 4:45pm. Adults cost $20, and children are free of charge per paying adult, or extra children cost $10.


On Tuesday mornings experience a different atmosphere onboard the Red Rocket Express. The Red Rail Motor departs Gympie Station at

9.30am for a short journey to Amamoor Station where you will have time for morning tea and a wander through the arts and crafts stalls.

The Red Rocket returns at 11:30am. Adult fare $15, children $7.50.