Welcome to Agnes Water & Town Of 1770
Not so long ago the twin coastal towns of Agnes Water and Town of 1770 were tipped by property speculators as Australia's next Noosa or Gold Coast. Thankfully for visitors to this lovely outpost 70km south of Gladstone, hemmed in by national parks, hidden red rock coves and the Pacific Ocean, little has changed and the tourism boom was more like a fizz.Agnes Water is the east coast’s most northerly surf beach, a... Read More
Top experiences in Agnes Water & Town Of 1770
Agnes Water & Town Of 1770 activities
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!
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.
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.
Goolimbil Walkabout Indigenous Experience in the Town of 1770
This is an authentic indigenous hunting, gathering and tasting experience that will take you back to a time that pre-dates the arrival of Lt James Cook in the Town of 1770 (Seventeen Seventy), Queensland.Travel by amphibious LARC! across beautiful Round Hill Creek, to the coastline of Eurimbula National Park, where you will disembark and take a bush walking tour with your skipper and an Indigenous guide.Enjoy a theatrical experience and learn about the wonderful culture that lived here sustainably for tens of thousands of years.