Best things to do in Agnes Water & 1770

Here’s our top picks to spend your time in Agnes Water and Town of 1770… allow at least 4 or 5 days here to appreciate our unspoiled coastal town.


Here’s our list of the best things in Agnes Water and 1770

1 Book a day reef trip to Lady Musgrave or Lady Elliot Island 07 4974 7557
2 Local walks & national parks
3 Go fishing or surfing
3 Amphibious pink “larc” (cruise, sand boarding, light house)
4 Hire a bike, snorkel gear, surfboard, SUP, kayak
5 Watch sunrise and sunset over the ocean at 1770

Snorkelling at Lady Elliot Island  Surfing agnes water 1770  Sunset at 1770 Agnes Water Queensland


1. For the best advice on tours and activities in Agnes Water & 1770, phone or call into the Discover 1770 Holiday Shop.

Get up to date information from the locals at Discover 1770 and grab a free local map with walking tracks, points of interest and suggestions for the best coffee in town as well as favourite places to eat in Agnes Water and 1770. We’re conveniently located in the middle of town, at the Caltex servo on Round Hill Road. For tour bookings, it’s wise to call us (07 4974 7557) before you arrive so you don’t miss out.

2. Explore the art gallery and many walking tracks and serene beaches

Love the walks and beaches in Agnes Water and 1770. Getting that “Agnes feeling”? Browse local properties at PRD Real Estate – you might find the sea-change you’re looking for… Take a piece of 1770 home with you – visit our town’s new Art Gallery at 1770

3. Experience a day on the Southern Great Barrier Reef at Lady Musgrave Island or Lady Elliot Island

Travel by boat cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, or spoil yourself with a scenic flight over Lady Musgrave Island to spend a full day snorkelling at  Lady Elliot Island

4. Hire bicycles

Hire Bicycles and explore the paperback forest, the butterfly forest, Captain Cook’s monument, the anchor, and lots more. Fun for all your family and friends, Visit the Agnes Water museum – you’ll want to allow an hour or two. Pop into the 1770 Distillery for a taste test of their fruit liqueurs and grab some local hand sanitiser.

5. Book a 1770 larc cruise

Jump aboard our iconic 1770 amphibious pink larc (army duck). You have a choice of a full day visiting the historic Bustard Head light house with breathtaking views, Eurimbula National Park, sandboarding and more, right through to a fun one hour cruise around Bustard Bay.

1770 larc agnes water environmental tours

6. Experience a breathtaking sunset over Bustard Bay at 1770

Head out to Bustard Bay at 1770 for our spectacular sunsets over the ocean. There’s a playground, free bbq facilities and a boardwalk. There’s plenty of beautiful playgrounds and parks to enjoy a picnic, bbq or time-out

7. Hire SUP boards, surfboards and body boards

Hire body boards, snorkel gear, surfboards, kayaks, SUP boards or a tinnie and enjoy our beautiful beaches and waterways. There’s also surf lessons and kayak tours.

8. Go Fishing at 1770

Catch some fish! You can bring your boat, hire a tinnie, head to the beach, or book a 1770 reef fishing charter.

9. Learn to sail

Join a sailing adventure around Bustard Bay or book a sailing lesson at 1770 for you and a mate

sailing 1770 agnes water best things to do

10. 4WD through our National Parks

Drive yourself or take a personalised 4WD tour through Deepwater or Eurimbula National Parks

Be surprised The DISCOVER 1770 HOLIDAY SHOP is a little hidden gem with passionate staff, quality souvenirs to remember our slice of paradise, “AS Colour” t-shirts, caps, towels, coolers, beach clothes, beach toys, snorkelling gear and lots lots more to help you have a memorable holiday here. Relax while we book your tours and help you plan your adventure.

Remember to breathe… you’re on Agnes time now.

Updated 25.12.2020