Townships of 1770 & Agnes Water


Where is the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water?

Twin towns of 1770 and Agnes Water are located on a magical stretch of sub-tropical surf coastline, north of Fraser Island and south of the Whitsundays. About an hours drive from Bundaberg in the south or Gladstone in the north, and just 5 hours drive north from Brisbane.

1770 and Agnes Water can be accessed by road, rail and air with airports in Bundaberg and Gladstone.

What's unique about 1770 and Agnes Water?

The town of 1770 is named after the visit of Lieut. James Cook in May 1770. Cook's second landfall in Australia, the first in Queensland, gives rise to the area's claim to be the birthplace of Queensland. The infamous Agnes Water is the most northern surf beach on the east coast.

Agnes Water offers a beautiful, patrolled surf beach, whilst 1770 is located on the calm waters of Roundhill estuary - the gateway to the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The two towns are simply 6 kilometres apart from each other. 

What makes 1770 and Agnes Water the best holiday destination?

Great weather all year round makes for the perfect holiday location - the locals say, 'It's never too hot or never too cold!' Enjoy warm, dry, sunny winters and the summer temperatures rarely exceed 32 degrees celsius. Over 300 days of sunshine, you won’t want to leave! Year round swimming, kayaking, SUPing, surfing, diving and fishing on-shore & off-shore beach, esturay and reefs. Surrounded by national parks on three sides and the Great Barrier Reef marine park on the other, this area is held in high regard as one of the most pristine environments in the world.

See the sun set over the water, one of only three places on the east coast of Australia you'll see this! 1770 is the closest point of access to the southern Great Barrier Reef - come enjoy a reef dive or day snorekel tour, truly amazing. Whether you're visiting or thinking of settling, 1770 and Agnes Water offer a laid-back, friendly atmosphere, quality services, unique and exciting recreational activities, and a wonderful community spirit.


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Here you will find holiday accommodation to suit any budget as we offer homes that are luxurious in style with million dollar views, pet & family friendly properties, properties with swimming pools, houses set up for the keen fisherman with boats, beachside cottages plus an assortment of resort apartments.


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