Free/Cheap Activities in Agnes Water and 1770
Hire a bicycle
From the Discover 1770 Shop (located at the Caltex servo) and visit the spectacular and historic Town of 1770. Hire Includes lock, map, helmet and lots of FUN. Do some shopping, visit the museum, explore our fantastic lookouts, spot some native wildlife including kangaroos, grab a drink and something to eat at one of our local cafes. Cycling is a great way to get around – there’s no public transport here.
Hire snorkeling equipment
Discover our fascinating waterways in Agnes Water & the Town of 1770.
Shout yourself a surf lesson from $40 with qualified instructors from the surf school.
Sunset & Sunrise
Watch the sunrise over Agnes Water main beach, and enjoy a spectacular sunset over Bustard Bay. 1770 is famous for wonderful sunsets and is only one of four places on the East Coast of Australia where you can watch the sun rise and set over the ocean.
Agnes Water Skate Park
Grab your BMX bike, skateboard, scooter or roller blades and enjoy our skate bowl on Springs Road, just down the road from the museum. Tyres, tubes, bikes, accessories, stickers etc can be purchased from the Discover 1770 Shop at the Caltex service station (Cnr Round Hill Rd & Captain Cook Drive)
Take your fishing rods or hand lines and catch yourself some dinner! Enjoy some of the best fishing on the East Coast of Australia. Rock fishing, SUP fishing, estuary and reef fishing available either privately or through commercial boat operators including Brett’s Electric Kayaks.
Check out our beaches south of Agnes Main Beach over the headland you will discover miles of secluded golden beaches, interesting little rock pools and some great camping spots! Watch the sunset from the Seventeen Seventy headland – one of the few places that you can see a sunset over the water on the East Coast of QLD. Go for a surf, relax or build a sandcastle on Queensland’s most northern surf beach. Yes, it’s a flagged and patrolled beach.
NO STINGER SUITS REQUIRED!
Lots of great tracks through Eurimbula and Deepwater National Parks. There are extensive self drive tracks exploring coastal sub tropical rain forests. Getaway and visit the national parks and hinterland. No beach driving is allowed – this is to protect our beaches and turtle nesting sites in Agnes Water and Deepwater National Park.
Take a walk and spot one of the rare and endangered Loggerhead Turtles that call our beaches home from November to March. Please do not touch or disturb their nests. See estuary dolphins playing in Bustard Bay. Spot kangaroos, wallabies, birds, goannas, echidnas and more.
Captain Cook Monument
Visit the “cairn” at 1770 and walk in Cooks’ footsteps along the 1770 foreshore.
Stand up Paddle Board or Kayak to explore the extensive waterways surrounding 1770 & Agnes Water – if you don’t have your own, you can hire one from 1770 SUP or 1770 Kayak Liquid Adventures, or book a kayak dolphin spotting sunset tour with Discover 1770. Inflatable boats are available for sale from the Discover 1770 Shop. Tinnies and a party boat are available for hire from the 1770 Marina.
Pack a picnic basket and find your own secluded piece of paradise.
Free BBQ’s are located at all Agnes Water and Town of 1770 parks.
Visit our quaint museum and learn about the history and culture of this beautiful part of the Queensland coast.
Agnes Water Museum opening hours:
Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Sunday 10:00am to 1:00pm
By prior arrangement, the museum can be opened at other times, for school groups, bus tour operators, etc.
Admission fees are $3.00 per adult, free for children.
Updated 24.9.20 by lb