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Discovery Coast

The picturesque coastline of the twin seaside communities of Agnes Water and Town of 1770 create an exciting and appealing multitude of experiences. Famously known as the birthplace of Queensland, Seventeen Seventy was named after Lieutenant James Cook and his crew from the ‘Endeavour’ who came ashore on 24 May 1770. It is now the only coastal departure point for many reef trip operators and fishing charters to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

The Discovery Coast climate is best described as perfect, with more than 280 days of sunshine each year. Imagine swimming in crystal clear waters, unwinding on your own deserted beach, kayaking or kite surfing beside dolphins playing, sailing and bushwalking. This is the essence of Agnes Water and Town of 1770 – untouched, exclusive and pure.  The Discovery Coast attracts people from many different walks of life; the sheer range and variety of accommodation options, from backpacker facilities to comfortable motels and units to 5-star resorts and homes with million dollar views, reflects the true nature and diversity of the area.