Agnes Water Museum

Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands

This fine little museum is a labour of love that delves deeply into local history, such as Captain Cook's 1770 landing and voyage of exploration, displaying extracts from Cook’s journal and detailed botanical drawings of the plants collected. Then there's the story of the 1868 Bustard Head lighthouse and the strange lives of its denizens, plus Aboriginal bark paintings from Arnhem Land and a wealth of Aboriginal weaponry, tools and collections of the Dreaming stories.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands attractions

1. Eurimbula National Park

6.71 MILES

The 78-sq-km Eurimbula National Park, on the northern side of Round Hill Creek, harbours an unspoilt landscape of dunes, mangroves and eucalyptus forest…

2. Deepwater National Park

14.19 MILES

This unspoiled coastal landscape has long sandy beaches, walking trails, freshwater creeks, good fishing spots and two camping grounds. It’s also a major…