Australia’s best kept secret holiday spot (Agnes Water) and also the most iconic Queensland hotspot destination (Noosa), have both been recognised in Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s (QTIC) Top Tourism Town Awards 2021. Twin towns of Agnes water and Town of 1770 won the category of “a town with less than 5000 residents”, and Noosa with more than 5000. Agnes Water is like Byron Bay was about 50 years ago with an authentic, laid back, friendly community, and affordable lifestyle.

ABOUT the Agnes Water Holiday Shop

Open since 2009, we are your one stop visitor shop in Agnes Water for t-shirts, reef tours, souvenirs, bike hire, local tours and activities, and are happy to provide local visitor information for Agnes Water and Town of 1770 on the Discovery Coast. The Agnes Water Holiday Shop is all about making your Southern Great Barrier Reef region holiday memorable for all the right reasons.

WHERE is the Agnes Water Holiday Shop

Address: Agnes Water Holiday Shop. Round Hill Road and Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water
(in the Ampol petrol station complex).
Phone: 07 4974 7557 (+61 7 4974 7557) 9-5 Mon-Sat, 9-3 Sun

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WHAT can we do in Agnes Water and Town of 1770?

Relax and unwind! Day tours to Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands depart from Agnes Water and 1770. Hire bikes, 4WD through the National Parks, SUP stand up paddle surfing, surf lessons, hire a boat, fishing, safe swimming, walks, bike hire and lots more. Click here for more:

Book Lady Elliot Island departing 1770

WHERE is Agnes Water 1770?

Agnes Water is located halfway between Bundaberg and Gladstone on the central Queensland coast. 1770 is the first town where Captain James Cook first came ashore in Queensland. Agnes Water and Town of 1770 are the closest towns to Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. It is Queensland’s most northern surfing beach, and surrounded by National Parks. The twin towns with plenty to see and do are located on the coast just 6 hours drive north of Brisbane. TOP TIP: don’t follow your GPS to Gin Gin… drive through Bundaberg or Miriam Vale.


If you’re searching for peaceful accommodation in Agnes Water for couples, have a look at our Accommodation page
If camping is more your style, here’s info for the the Agnes Water & 1770 campgrounds.

OUR Agnes Water Holiday Shop

  • Find quality Agnes Water and Town of 1770 tshirts fishing shirts and singlets in sizes 0 to 5XL, hoodies and long sleeve tees
  • Book your local reef trips, tours and activities at the Holiday Shop.
  • Hire bicycles & your snorkelling gear.
  • Agnes Water 1770 SOUVENIRS, postcards and tea-towels, stickers and magnets
  • Find beautiful and unique souvenirs and gifts.
  • Buy beach toys and pool toys .
  • Lovely beachwear and hats, thongs (flip flops), reef shoes, sunglasses, bags and towels.
  • Pick up your FREE MAP it’s full of points of interest, the local cafes and walking tracks
  • Independent advice on travelling elsewhere.
  • Agnes Water 1770 Souvenir Shop

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  Snorkelling at Lady Elliot Island