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Agnes Water and the town of 1770 History


There are some great tours on offer to learn about the history of Agnes Water & Town of 1770.

The Bushtucker Chef Private guided tours with a long term local guide. Larger customised group tours available on request. Informative, educational and fun.

1770 LARC! Environmental Eco-Tours One hour afternoon cruise or full day tours available, along with their new 2 hour lunch- tour.

Or visit the Agnes Water Museum, (kids FREE)

Agnes Water and the Town of Seventeen Seventy (1770)

You’ve uncovered Australia’s and QLD’s best kept secret. Here you’ll find a friendly laid back lifestyle reminiscent of years gone by. Agnes Water and the Town of Seventeen Seventy (1770) are hidden on the east coast of Queensland between Fraser Island & Hervey Bay (to the south), and Airlie Beach & the Whitsundays (to the north). There’s enough shops here to make your stay comfortable, and with minimum development, you may feel like you’ve discovered your own piece of paradise.

The long, golden sand beaches are an ideal place to while away holiday moments, enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds this majestic location. Magnificent estuaries, coastal rainforests, National and Marine parks encircle Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water providing endless places to explore. The towns of 1770 and Agnes Water offer the discerning traveller a piece of paradise. The most northern surfng beach in Queensland, Australia is at Agnes Water. It is safe, uncrowded and patrolled. Great for children and surfers alike.

If you’ve been here a long time ago, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that we now have sealed roads with easy access from Bundaberg and Miriamvale or Gladstone. Catch a train to Gladstone, Miriamvale or Bundaberg, or fly to Gladstone, Bundaberg or Hervey Bay airports, where you can hire a car, charter a flight with our local pilot or catch a Greyhound bus to get here.

closest access point to the pristine magic of the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Agnes Water and 1770 are a unique holiday experience where one minute you feel like you’re in the outback, and then you’re arriving in an uncrowded coastal environment where you can access safe, patrolled surfing beaches and explore the Great Barrier Reef. In fact, Agnes Water is the closest access point to the pristine magic of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Swim, snorkel and dive around colourful reef fish and coral…Nature at its best.

The Town of 1770 puts on a beautiful show in the afternoons. 1770 is a rare place on the East Coast of Australia where you can experience the beauty of the sun setting and rising over the ocean. It is an ideal place to relax and offers an “off the beaten track” experience without having to leave the sealed roads or travel to the outback.

You can enjoy swimming all year round in our fresh clear ocean. Summer temperatures are usually below 35 degrees Celsius and accompanied by gentle afternoon sea breezes. Winters are warm and dry with lovely cool evenings. With around 300 sunny days per year, this makes Agnes Water and 1770 the perfect subtropical holiday destination all year round.

activities and tours to suit everyone

There are plenty of activities and tours to suit everyone’s time frame, budget and taste. From snorkeling and exploring in the protected Lady Musgrave Island Lagoon on the Great Barrier Reef to surfing, scuba diving, swimming and fishing. Have fun kayaking, learn to surf, Stand-up-paddle surfing, Kite surfing, Scooteroo chopper tours, hire a bicycle, ride the LARC! (a pink amphibious vehicle that experiences unspoilt beaches, estuaries, Bustard Head Lighthouse and Bay, sandboarding down 35 metre sand dunes directly into the water…), or explore Eurimbula and Deepwater National Parks in your 4WD for breathtaking views.

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Agnes Water & the Town of 1770

Revisit or discover a rare paradise…Agnes Water & the Town of 1770. Isn’t it time you treated yourself to a holiday destination that only a few people have discovered?

The Town Of 1770, the birthplace of Queensland, is a picturesque seaside village surrounded on three sides by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay. Historic as the second landing site in Australia of James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour in May 1770, the area is rich in wildlife and natural beauty and offers scenic vistas in every direction. The Joseph Banks Environmental Park preserves much of the peninsula with fauna and flora indicative of the area. Rugged granite rocky outcrops, both an outer surf and inner still water beach.

Agnes Water is Queensland’s northern-most surf beach

Agnes Water is Queensland’s northern-most surf beach and is last in a line of beautiful, unspoilt beaches that sweep up the coast from Bundaberg. Agnes Water and its sister township of 1770 offer a range of activities and holiday ideas – from relaxing at the beach, four wheel driving through rugged coastal national parks, beach and deep sea fishing – to enjoying a soft adventure tour aboard an amphibious vessel. Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 are also one of the closest points to the outer Great Barrier Reef, with tours departing to either Lady Musgrave Island or Fitzroy Reef.

Agnes Water features accommodation, shops and eateries and services – all with a beach side atmosphere. The Agnes Water Museum houses local history with interesting information about Captain Cook and his voyages. Many beautifully designed homes dot the palm covered hillsides, all with a look reminiscent of the tropics of tropical north Queensland.

The surfing fraternity have long frequented Agnes Water and a major event on the long board circuit – the 1770 Long board Classic – is held in March at the beach. From Agnes Water, four wheel drive trails extend south into Deepwater National Park and north into Eurimbula National Park – opening up coastal wilderness for camping and fishing.

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Updated 02-03-2022