Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 can be whatever you wish to make of it. It can be an adventure of exploration, with the local area providing the perfect setting for many fun and interesting tourist attractions and adventure activities or an exercise in relaxation and solitude with the rare gift of having a beach to yourself within your grasp.

Situated within easy travelling distance ( 1 1/2 hours) from Gladstone and Bundaberg, Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 are located on the picturesque Discovery Coast of Central Queensland, boasting the closest southern access to the Great Barrier Reef and East Coast Australias northern-most surf break.

Nestled on the leeward (western) side of the 1770 Peninsula, the Town of 1770 area encompasses sheltered secluded coves for swimming, a tropical butterfly forest and some of the best shore fishing around. With easy access to the top of the 1770 headland peninsula you are rewarded with uninterrupted views of the magnificent Bustard Bay all the way to the Bustard Bay Headland topped with it’s very own Historic Lighthouse and glimpses of Middle Creek, one of the four coastal creeks that bisect the coastline along the beach-front of Eurimbula National Park. The rolling hills of the hinterland provide the perfect backdrop for the ocean and river scene that unfolds with the setting sun.

1770 Headland has the distinction of being one of the few places on the East Coast of Australia, or indeed, in the World, where you can see the Sunrise and Sunset over water in the same location and also hosts the famous “Tree Bar” where you can enjoy an icy cold beer and a gourmet meal while taking in the waterviews of Bustard Bay and Round Hill Creek.
The views from the Headland also take in the dramatic Rocky Outcrops and Pristine White Sands of the Agnes Water Main Beach, drawing your eye along the coastline to Agnes Water Point, home of the Northern-most Surf Break on the East Coast of Australia.

Agnes Water Township hosts a wide array of shops and restaurants, including a health spa, local butcher and bakery, post office, service station and two supermarkets, ensuring that all your requirements are only moments away. A short stroll from the shops will take you through the “Beach Park” to the Agnes Water Main Beach where you can safely swim all year round in crystal clear waters, try your hand at surfing with the reef2beach surf instructors or wander the walking tracks that will take you to the Agnes Headland Lookout and over to the secluded bay of Workmans Beach, where you can enjoy an un-populated beach experience.

The Agnes Water/Town of 1770 area provides many attractions – With cruises to Fitzroy Reef and Lady Musgrave Island departing daily there many opportunities to view the abundant marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, have the snorkeling or diving experience of a lifetime or maybe even see the magnificent whales as they migrate along the coastline. With two coastal National Parks only 20 minutes drive from Agnes Water town centre, the outstanding natural beauty of the rainforest, mangroves and resulting wildlife is easily accessible on a self-drive 4WD experience or indulge yourself with a local kayak tour for a more intimate approach to the ocean and surrounding waterways. Eurimbula National Park and Deepwater National Parks both provide easy beach access for fishing and swimming, shell collecting and wildlife watching with the welcome sight of frolicking dolphins a common one.

Agnes Water main beach is also home to one of the premier long-board surfing events in Queensland.

Be our guest at the Edge on Beaches Resort and view some of the rare and beautiful sights that are the gifts of the area.

Things to do in Agnes Water / 1770

Based in Agnes Water / Town of 1770, Queensland, 1770 SUP is a brand new exciting tour operator offering stand up paddle surfing tours, SUP hire, and Stand Up Paddling / surfing lessons, on flat water as well as waves surfing. Come and experienced the walking on water experience and discover the area of Agnes Water and the town of 1770 from the water … Do It Standing Up !


1770 Liquid Adventures – kayak tours and hire: Explore the waterways and headland of 1770 on a guided kayak adventure. You can surf the waves, swim at a secluded beach and enjoy the sunset on the water. We offer several different “Liquid Adventures” from a sunset kayaking experience in the closeby Round Hill Creek viewing some of the abundant wildlife that populates the region to a fully customised 4wd/kayak adventure just for you!

Hooked on 1770 Adventure tours: Half or Full day fishing charters in a choice of prime fishing grounds all within 15 nautical miles of the 1770 Marina.

1770 Sunset Cruises: Witness the magic of a 1770 sunset on a luxurious cruise. Cruise on a 40ft pontoon boat, in style along the sheltered, pristine foreshore of 1770, taking in the stunning views from the marina right down to the inlet. Ease into the evening and relax with a cold beverage whilst sampling the finest local produce. The BYO cruise is the perfect way to end your day while visiting 1770.


The Larc: Enjoy an Award Winning Eco-Certified tour suitable for the whole family. Jump aboard our unique amphibious craft and take in the natural beauty of untouched coastline as we drive on the deserted sandy beaches and cross the crystal clear waters of four coastal creeks on the way to the historic Bustard Bay Lighthouse located in Eurimbula National Park. You can just enjoy the beautiful scenery or experience the thrill of sand-boarding the towering dunes of Middle Island on the way home.

Cruising Round 1770: For hire, the cruising round boats seat up to ten people, they’re easy to drive, come equipped with a barbeque, esky, full safety equipment and a ladder for ocean swims and a full sun shade. Enjoy a day out cruising on the pristine waters of 1770.


1770 Reef Explorer See more …  With our uniquely small group, we are able to  explore several places on the Great Barrier Reef each day so you can experience the amazing diversity of different locations ! Our ocean holds surprises for us daily … Could be whales ! Could be dolphins, turtles, or manta rays !! Or all of them and more … LET’S EXPLORE !

Reef2Beach Surf Shop – Take advantage of Queenslands Nothern-most Surf Break with a two hour surf lesson or surfboard hire. The Agnes Water main beach offers crystal clear waters and wide sandy stretches to recover from your adrenalin laced experience of your first surfing adventure.


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