Aug 06, 2020
The twin towns of Agnes Waters and Town of 1770 are small oceanfront villages that are nestled on the southern Great Barrier Reef. Captain James Cook famously landed on the pristine shores in May of 1770 and built on the site. Nowadays there are more reasons to visit other than the yearly re-entactments of the landing!
Nestled on the peninsula, the region has the Coral Sea hiding the spectacular Great Barrier Reef to one side and Bustard Bay to the other.
This slice of untouched paradise has been dubbed the next hotspot for Australian tourism, but luckily for us the town remains quiet enough to soak up the serenity and unfussy charm.
Things to do in Agnes Waters and Town of 1770
- Visit the 1770 Distillery
- Paperbark Forest Boardwalk
- Enjoy Agnes Waters Beach
- Day Trip to Lady Musgrave Island
- Snorkel the southern Great Barrier Reef
- Soak up the sunshine on Chinamans Beach
- Learn your history aboard the LARC
- Watch the Whales breach and blow
- Take a Sunset kayak on the Coral Sea
- Get educated at the Agnes Waters Museum
Where is Agnes Waters and The Town of 1770? The townships are nestled on the coastline between Gladstone and Bundaberg. The closest airport is in Gladstone, from which the town is a 1.5 hour drive south. From the Sunshine Coast it is approximately a 4 hour 30 minute drive north.
Best Agnes Waters and Town of 1770 Restaurants and Cafes
Getaway Gardens – Beautiful tropical gardens & a great brekkie
Codies Place – Family run homemade food with generous servings
Drift and Wood – one of the newest dining options – modern Aussie
1770 Rusty Pelican – Amazing burgers & fish ‘n’ chips
1770 Marina Café – perfect spot & great coffee
The Tree – Best pub sundowner views
Off the Hook – Best fish & chips
Agnes Waters Bakery – Famous for amazing pies
Top Town of 1770 and Agnes Waters Accommodation
Our top accommodation picks for the region include:
Sandcastles 1770 Resort
40 Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water, QLD
This absolute beachfront resort has the best of everything.
As well as being on the pristine waterfront, it offers a range of accommodation from studios to apartements up to stunning 1, 2, and 3 bedroom beach holiday homes that open up onto the white sand.
There is an onsite restaurant, the Drift and Wood, for nights you don't feel like cooking as well as a bar, outdoor pool, spa, and BBQ areas.
Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa
Beaches Village Circuit, Agnes Water QLD
Holiday makers who enjoy resort vibes will love the 4.5 Star Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa.
Choose between a range of studios, 1 or 2 bedroom pool view, courtyard or swim out apartments that encircle the huge lagoon pool.
This is also the only Agnes Waters accommodation that offers a day spa as well as award wining dining and fully serviced apartments.
Pavillions on 1770
4 Beaches Village Circuit, Agnes Water QLD
This unique resort is surrounded by nature reserves that are home to local kangaroos who come out to graze as the sun sets creating a backdrop of dusty pink and purple hues.
As well as the beauitful, serene location, Pavillions on 1770 also offers, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments that come in standard, pool view, swim out or ocean view.
The resort is just moments from the 1770 beachfront, many amazing fishing spots, and the famous point break beach in Agnes Waters which is the perfect place to catch a wave or take a learn to surf lesson.
Convinced you need to escape to Australia's next Byron Bay? Let our team of holiday experts help you choose the perfect Town of 1770 or Agnes Waters accommodation to suit your holiday style and budget, call us today on 1300 788 553.