1770

Who went? One 2yo, mum and dad.

Review: Nice little package. The tilt train is a great idea for the junior trainspotter and the ride to Miriam Vale didn’t outstay its welcome by too great a margin for a 2yo (although we were pushing it towards the end). The LARC tour worked well enough, though again it started to get a bit long for a toddler towards the end of the day. Relaxed place, helpful staff, very laid back, novel transport.

Highlights: Tilt train ride, LARC tour including lighthouse, sand tobogganing, and cookout. Beach and swimming pool. Cocoa pops for breakfast.

Challenges: Tilt train trip is on the long side for a two year old. If your child isn’t a train spotter like ours was, consider taking a road trip instead and maybe even make it a two-day ride with a stopover. The Queensland Rail package wasn’t that cheap, although I felt it was reasonable for what you got (you would do better with a senior’s discount on the train fare). The LARC tour would have suited an older child better (primary school age would be perfect) but still well worthwhile. Bring your own car seat for the transfer from Miriam Vale to 1770 and back.

Price Bracket: Moderate. You could make it into a budget holiday by self-driving in your own car and staying at the camp ground.

Three Photos:

Sand and amphibious vehicles.

Sand and amphibious vehicles.

The lighthouse at 1770.

The lighthouse at 1770.

Waiting on the station at Miriam Vale.

Waiting on the station at Miriam Vale.

Itinerary:

We booked the Queensland Rail 4-day 1770 Seaside Escape holiday.

Day One

  • Walk to our local train station, catch citytrain to Brisbane Roma Street Station (included)
  • Check in and board tilt train to Miriam Vale (5.5hrs)
  • Lunch on board from trolley service
  • Disembark at Miriam Vale, minibus transfer to hotel (I think about 45 minutes)
  • Overnight in self-catering accommodation

Day Two

  • Full day LARC tour – sea and sand dunes, cookout lunch, historical lighthouse and graveyard (guided tour), sand tobogganing.
  • Overnight in self-catering accommodation

Day Three

  • Bum around on beach and in pool
  • Overnight in self-catering accommodation

Day Four

  • Pack and breakfast
  • Minibus transfer to Miriam Vale train station (about 45 minutes)
  • Tilt train from Miriam Vale to Roma Street station (5.5hrs)
  • Lunch on board from trolley service
  • Citytrain from Roma Street station to home
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