ABOUT 1770 & AGNES WATERS
This little beach side town is just a few hours drive north of Hervey Bay. A small but adventure packed town surrounded by rocky headlands and beautiful golden beaches. A great place to experience a sunset kayak with wild dolphins, razz around town on one of the iconic Harley lookalike scooters or take a scenic flight over to Middle Island for the overnight Castaway experience.
1770 is where Captain Cook first set foot on Aussie soil and it has since become a famous landmark putting 1770 and Agnes Water firmly on the tourist map. Part of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and where the locals say great begins this pretty little town invites you to discover untouched and pristine nature, secluded beaches and have plenty of fun during your visit to this little pocket of paradise.
THINGS TO DO IN 1770 & AGNES WATERS
SURF & KAYAK
Agnes Water is one of the last places you will find surf when heading North along the East Coast of Queensland. Surf lessons are super cheap here and it’s a great place to find your inner Aussie and fall in love with the surf. Around the corner in 1770 the conditions are quite different making it the perfect place to sea kayak or take a relaxing swim. With great waves and calm bays you’ll find your favorite spot easily!
We’ve all dreamt about what it would be like to be stranded on a deserted island but why not take it a step further and see how you fare in the great outdoors with a Castaways Survivor getaway. Take a scenic flight over to a beautiful paradise island, try your hand at catching your dinner and enjoy the serenity of island life for 2 or 3 days. It’s back to basics on this island though so be prepared to get a little Bear Grylls style on the go!
Whether the sun is waking you up to a gorgeous day or saying good night as you sit around the pool with a beer; you can’t deny how breathtaking the colours are. The reds, purples, pinks and oranges are just spectacular. Now we get gorgeous sunrises and sunsets everywhere in Australia but there is something about this little coastal town that makes them real special.
Local life here is pretty chilled out and walking the streets barefoot is totally accepted in this little coast town. The beach is just a short walk from the shops and there are lots to choose from. Some are more accessible than others and depending if you a pure sunbather, surfer or keen on fishing they’ll be a beach for you. Just ask the locals for advice when you arrive and they’ll be sure to point you in the right direction.
WHERE TO STAY & PLAY
1770 & AGNES WATERS