A small town of some 600 people, that is renowned for its mud crabs.
Location: 150 km north of Bundaberg on the Bruce Highway.
Places of interest: Bilburrin State Forest; Baffle Creek; Eurimbula
National Park; Mount Colosseum National Park; Castle Tower National
Park; Blackman Gap; Many Peaks Range; Bobby Range; Grevillea Range;
Edinburgh Mountains; The Giant Crab.; localities of Bororen, Turkey
Beach, Lowmead, Rosedale.
Mount Colosseum National Park
Enjoy nature in this undeveloped park, but remember to take your own
food and water. No facilities are provided and camping is not allowed.
There are no walking tracks in the park. More
Eurimbula National Park
Deepwater National Park and Eurimbula National Park are
characterised by rainforests, native shrubs, open heathland,
swamplands, coastal vegetation, waterholes, plenty of native animals
and birdlife including emus. There are some lovely secluded beaches
which afford excellent opportunities for swimming and both beach and
rock-fishing. You can obtain a camping permit, pay your fees and gain
further information from the Seventeen Seventy National Parks office,
tel: (07) 4974 9350.
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During his 1770 exploratory trip north along the east coast of
Australia, Lieut. James Cook made his second landing here (the first
was at Botany Bay). His visit is remembered in the name of the
locality, Town of 19770. The building of the railway line through
Miriam Vale in 1897 bought new people to the area. The timber industry
was growing in the area and with it the need for a service town, hence
Miriam Vale had established.
Origin of name: Arthur Chauvel discovered a large area of well
grassed and watered country in 1853. He was so impressed with its
scenery he named it Miriam Vale in honour of his sister Miriam who was
considered to be very beautiful.