Welcome to Agnes Water & Town Of 1770


Agnes Water is the east coast’s most northerly surf beach, a long, glorious point break rolling into an idyllic shoreline by a friendly strip of shops. A 6km jaunt down the road is the site of Captain Cook's first landing in Queensland in, you guessed it, 1770. The short bluff walks are outstanding, and the camping site is one of the most dreamy in the state, a launching point for kayaking and paddleboarding and fishing excursions around the inlets of the ‘Discovery Coast’.


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$109.22 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day 1770 Tour by LARC Amphibious Vehicle Including Sandboarding and Bustard Head Lightstation

Imagine spending a day discovering paradise. Take a journey into history over vast sandy beaches and crystal clear waters adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef marine park, where you can experience the same magnificent beauty that greeted Lieutenant James Cook when he stepped ashore here more than two centuries ago. The LARC amphibious vehicle travels around Bustard Bay, across 4 tidal creeks and then rests on the northern tip of Middle Island for morning tea of cakes, cookies and fresh fruit. The LARC then treks across Jenny Lind Creek and begins the scenic 4WD journey up Bustard Headland to the Bustard Head Lightstation – Queensland’s first coastal lighthouse and the only operating lighthouse that the public are able access inside! Standing 16 metres tall, you will have a 360 degree view of the pristine coastline whilst marvelling at the lighthouse’s craftsmanship.  At the lightstation, guests hear of the tales of triumph and tragedy as early settlers and light-keepers tried to tame this remote wilderness! We also offer an interpretative tour through the restored head light-keepers cottage and the little cemetery, where guests will soon learn why the majestic station was dubbed the "Lighthouse of Tragedy’’. Return to the LARC and enjoy the panoramic view of the bay as you journey down the hill and across Jenny Lind Creek to the picnic area on the northern tip of Middle Island. Relax with a smorgasbord of cut sandwiches, cold drinks and billy tea. You can then explore the coastline of Jenny Lind Creek, maybe take a swim and continue to the sand boarding location. You have the option to sandboard down towering 35 meter sand dunes, or be a spectator of this LARCing fun!

$56.44 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

1770 Coastline Tour by LARC Amphibious Vehicle Including Picnic Lunch

Travel along the coastline of Eurimbula National Park adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef marine park and pause for a picnic lunch against the magnificent views of Round Hill Head and Bustard Bay. Your skipper will relay details on the history of the area and will use his well-trained eyes to identify any wildlife in the vicinity. Migratory birds and abundant Australian wildlife inhabit this area. You may see kangaroos, dolphins, sharks, white bellied sea eagles, pied oyster catcher, brahminy kite, red cap plovers and much more. You'll also venture along sandbars and through the water, providing you with the full experience of this unique military built amphibious vessel. This experience includes a scenic joyride along the coastline of the Town of 1770, picnic lunch on the beach and cold refreshments.

$244.83 Multi-day & Extended Tours

1770 CASTAWAY SURVIVOR 3 Day 2 Night Island Adventure Tour

Before you take off on the most exhilarating experience of your life, attend a pre-trip briefing where you'll be explained what will happen on the island and go through the safety requirements while on tour. Food and drinks are not included, however for AUD10 you will get 2 delicious cooked evening meals (payable on departure).After your briefing, you will be taken to the country marina to board the brig boat. Your thrilling boat ride will take you to a pristine beach where you will stay for 3 days to live like a 'castaway survivor' on an island adventure of a lifetime. You are left to "survive" on the island for 3days/2nts with only a handful of fellow thrill seekers and an array of native wildlife.  With only a camp supervisor to ensure the smooth running of the tour, there is no-one planning your stay or looking after you...you are free to do as you please and are responsible for your own safety and your own fun!Try kayaking, explore caves, go fishing or crabbing with your local Aussie Bushman, sand board down 35m sand dunes into the water, zoom about in motorised boats, snorkel, find oysters, explore the natural wonders of this isolated island...or better still, just relax, lie back on the beach and do nothing!At the end of a big day, what better way to relax than by watching the glorious sunset over the western side of the island whilst enjoying our famous Survivor camp fire stew! Spend the evening under the amazing stars, around the camp fire with new friends playing camp fire games and singing songs. This is the opportunity of a lifetime...and we guarantee you'll remember it!Tour price includes: Return transport, transfers to/from Caltex Petrol Station in Agnes Water & 1770 Marina, camping for two nights, tents, mattresses, fully set up camp kitchen, lights, USB power, toilet, eskies, water, maps, first aid kit in camp, Aussie bushman to demonstrate survival skills and a cooked evening meal (additional compulsory cost of $5/nt).  Activities include: Use of motorised boats, sand boarding down 35m sand dunes into the water, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, snorkeling, swimming, exploring, beach games & more. Extra nights available (subject to availability, min 2nt blocks) please enquire.

$281.49 Multi-day & Extended Tours

1770 CASTAWAY SURVIVOR 4 Day 3 Night Island Adventure Tour

Before you take off on the most exhilarating experience of your life, attend a pre-trip briefing explaining what will happen on the island and go through the safety requirements while on tour. Food and drinks are not included, however for AUD15 you will get 3 delicious cooked evening meals (payable on departure).After your briefing, you will be taken to the 1770 Marina to board your boat which will take you to a pristine beach where you will stay for 3 nights to live like a  castaway survivor on an island for adventure of a lifetime.The camp is set up for you with tents, mattresses, solar lights, USB power, camp kitchen, esky and a toilet. A camp supervisor remains on site to ensure the smooth running of the camp however you are left to do as you please in this tropical paradise.If you have chosen the 'Castaway' option you can choose to kayak, tractor tube, explore caves, find oysters, hike around untouched places and visit the natural wonders of Bustard Head, Pancake Creek or Jenny Lind Creek. Better still, you can just relax, swim, laze on the beach or enjoy the natural spa bath, the choice is yours.If you have chosen the 'Survivor' option you can choose to kayak, explore caves, go fishing or crabbing with your local Aussie Bushman, sand board down 35m sand dunes into the water, zoom about in motorized boats, find oysters, explore the natural wonders of this isolated island or better still, just relax, lie back on the beach and do nothing! After a hard day exploring or relaxing, what better way to end it by watching a gorgeous sunset of over the western side of the island whilst enjoying our delicious 'Castaway Survivor' campfire stew! Spend the evening gazing at the bright stars, or surrounded by your new friends around a campfire singing songs or playing campfire games.Please note: This tour only provides evening meals AUD15 (compulsory) and drinking water. You must bring with you any food and drinks you will require throughout your time on the island. Please check the important information for further information on exclusions and other items you will need to bring.

$98.96 Day Trips & Excursions

1770 Castaway Day Trips

Start your trip with a ride over on our Aqua Duck. Come and ride our ex U.S Military amphibious LARC   which has now arrived and is  ready to be taking YOU and your friends to the remote Castaway Camp for a fantastic fun filled adventure, fitted out with a loud stereo to pump the music (wont annoy the neighbors) and can take up to 39 peeps in one go, so party time. With this new transport that can go in almost any weather conditions. Try kayaking, explore caves, go fishing ,crabbing , sand board down 35m sand dunes into the water, snorkel, find oysters, explore the natural wonders of this isolated island...or better still, just relax, lie back on the beach and do nothing! You have the choice to do all the activities you can fit into your day. This is the opportunity of a lifetime...and we guarantee you'll remember it!  Sausage sizzle Provided for lunch with a can of drink or a bottle of water is include with the price.

$29.32 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Town of 1770 Afternoon Cruise

In the late afternoon light, as the sun approaches the horizon signalling the end of another beautiful day, the larc amphibious vehicle crosses Round Hill Creek and travels along the coastline of Eurimbula National Park, allowing you to watch the sky and sea transform into pastel hues and experience the peaceful solitude and changing moods of our tropical paradise. You skipper will share the history of this fascinating area, the birthplace of Queensland, and points out some of the abundant wildlife that may be spotted along the way, such as kangaroos, dolphins, stingrays, sea eagles, pied oyster catchers, pelicans and brahminy kite, just to name a few.  This is the perfect way to experience the delights of 1770 and the thrill of traveling by unique amphibious vehicle.

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