Miriam Vale is the administrative centre of the Miriam Vale Shire Local Government Area (pop. 5,100) in the state of Queensland, Australia. The town is situated on the Bruce Highway, 464km north of Brisbane, the state capital, and 170km south of Rockhampton.
Miriam Vale is renowned as a traditional sheep growing area, and also supports timber, beef and dairy cattle. Tourism is an emerging industry within the Shire and the town is a gateway to the tourist resorts of Agnes Water and the Town of 1770.
The area’s hills and mountains preserve some untouched wilderness for Four Wheel Driving and hiking – like the coastal Eurimbula, Rodds Peninsula and Deepwater National Parks, rugged Mount Colosseum National Park rising 470 metres just south of the town and the isolated rainforests of the Bilburrin State Forest.
The north bank of the Baffle Creek is a fisherman’s paradise and the Bustard Heads lighthouse is a sight not to be missed whilst in the area. The waters off Turkey Beach in Rodds Bay are a dugong preservation habitat. Turtles nest of the areas beaches during the summer months.
At Miriam Vale, a handy information centre can give you all that you need to know when exploring the area. Accommodation can be found at most centres in the area.