Agnes Water & Town of 1770 Walking Trails

The picturesque seaside communities of Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 offer a diverse range of walking trails. There is something for everyone here from beautiful seaside walks, off-the-beaten-track bush hikes, and the best lookout vantage points our region has to offer!

Here are some of the best trails in Agnes Water/the Town of 1770, however, don’t just take our word for it, get out and explore. You’ll be glad you did!

*Please note all trail distances are one-way.

Pop into our Visitor Information Centres in Agnes Water or Gladstone to pick up a copy of the Agnes Water/Town of 1770 map. Alternatively, you can print off your own copy here – Town of 1770 & Agnes Water Map

Just make sure you don’t forget to bring your camera and share your Gladstone Region adventures with us at…  #GladstoneRegion and #VisitAgnes1770.

A trip to Agnes Water wouldn’t be complete without visiting this hidden gem. An enchanted forest hidden beneath the trees, you’ll feel like a little fairy as you step along the steppingstone path and boardwalk trail that sits above the water. You’ll dive deeper and deeper into the forest and become surrounded by hundreds of paperbark trees and the majestic greenery of the forest floor. Find yourself lost in the noise of the little tree frogs and an array of beautiful butterflies.

Difficulty: Easy. (Not suited to very young children or people with mobility or balance issues).
Distance: 400m
Time: 20-30 minute loop

A beautiful coastal walk. You’ll get a bit of everything on this trail from boardwalks, beach access, short uphills, and amazing views as you walk along the ocean path. This picturesque trail will give your legs a bit of a workout. Stop on the way for a refreshing dip in the ocean, or a picnic along the beach. You may even spot a kangaroo bathing in the sun or some turtle eggs hidden amongst the foreshore.

To get here follow springs road for approximately 2.5 kilometres and enter the sandy track on the left, opposite the “Reedy Creek Reserve” sign. Follow the track for 800 meters and park near the trees.

: Intermediate
Distance: 2.5km
Time: 1hr 45 min -2 Hours approx.

Discover the beauty of the Joseph Banks Conservation Park. A relatively easy trail however there are some steep steps that will lead to incredible log bridges crossing gullies and end with an incredible lookout of Round Hill Creek and Bustard Bay.

Through Autumn and Winter, you’ll see the spectacular Blue Tiger Butterflies. These species of butterfly migrate to Agnes Water by the thousands and were even sighted on Captain Cook’s voyage.

Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate
Distance: 1.2km.
Time: 1 hour approx.

You’ll start the trail from the parking area at 1770 headland. Here you’ll guide your way on a 15-minute loop. Pass through a lush walkway filled with stunning bloodwood and gum trees. You’ll then be met with an incredible vantage point.

The headland is a great location to sit, relax and witness the sensational views of the Town of 1770 and the sandbars that form Bustard Bay.

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 5.5km
Time: 2 Hours approx.

For this trail park behind the Museum on Springs Road. Here you’ll find a large trail map in the carpark to direct you on your way.
This trail will lead you to the spectacular Agnes Water Lookout on a wonderful bush track. View breathtaking views of Agnes Water Beach and Workman’s beach.

You’re allowed to bring your furry friend on this trail so make sure you bring your dog along.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Distance: 1km
Time: 30 minutes  approx.

Take in the views of one of Agnes Water’s best vantage points. Venture off the beaten track with this short trail. This is a beautiful conservation park trail. You’ll tread on large rocks and wind through narrow dirt tracks. This is certainly for the more adventurous hikers.

: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes approx.

Make your way around Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 and view the spectacular series of individually artistically painted power poles by the Agnes Water Cultural Art Trail Group. An incredible initiative to bring colour and an artistic flair to the town. The theme is flora, fauna, and indigenous design. Please visit our website to view an interactive map with all 58 pole locations – Agnes Water & Town of 1770 Pole Art Trail – The Gladstone Region

Difficulty: Travel by vehicle to visit all artworks.
Time: 2 hours approx.  

Leave the worries of the world behind and take a hike on the Ganoonga Noonga track. Located in Eurimbula National Park, 14km west of Agnes Water. To access this track you’ll need a 4WD. Once you’re on the trail you’ll pass through grassy woodlands grand gums and bloodwood trees. You’ll head down a steep trail that will lead to an incredible lookout boasting sensational views of the surrounding coastal lowlands from the Munro Range to the west and Bray Hills and Bustard Bay to the north. Don’t let the steep trail put you off, we can assure you it’s worth the effort.  

Difficulty: Intermediate
Distance: 0.4km
Time: 30 minutes