The picturesque seaside communities of Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 offer a diverse range of activities and experiences for your next holiday – including iconic Queensland beaches, pure national parks, access to the heart of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and so much more!


Famously known as the birthplace of Queensland, the Town of 1770 was named after Lieutenant James Cook and his crew from the ‘Endeavour’ who came ashore on 24 May 1770. Each year the town commemorates their history, by hosting the Captain Cook 1770 Festival which includes a foreshore re-enactment, followed by two full days of entertainment at the SES Grounds.


The Town of 1770 is also the closest departure point for reef cruises to Lady Musgrave Island, as well as fishing charters to the outer Great Barrier Reef. For the camping enthusiast, four National Parks including Deepwater, Eurimbula, Mount Colosseum and Round Hill offer wilderness camping and hiking.


Here the 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!


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From backpacker facilities to luxury resorts… whatever your style and budget, you’ll be sure to find an accommodation option to suit your needs in Agnes Water and the Town of 1770. Click here to view accommodation options.  



Agnes Water & Town of 1770 have a huge array of options to keep you busy during your stay. From a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island with 1770 Reef Great Barrier Reef Eco Tours or enjoy a sunset Kayak tour with 1770 Liquid Adventures, we’ve got you covered. Click here to view tour options.
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