7 KM OF BEACHES
Tucked away on the coast of Central Queensland, the small neighbouring towns of Agnes Water and 1770 often go missing from the bucket lists of travellers. They have managed to fly under the radar and maintain a small-town feel in a prime coastal location, without attracting the usual hoards of tourists visiting the Great Barrier Reef region. With somewhat of a nineties Noosa feel, the towns offer a myriad of adventure options or the chance to relax in pristine surroundings. Perfect for families and backpackers alike, Agnes Water and 1770 are the ideal location for those looking to escape the typical Queensland destinations to explore a timeless seaside gem. Here are six of my top reasons to visit.
TOWN OF 1770
Historic as the second landing site of James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour in May 1770, the area is rich in wildlife and natural beauty and offers scenic vistas in every direction. The Joseph Banks Environmental Park preserves much of the peninsula with fauna and flora indicative of the area. Rugged granite rocky outcrops, both an outer surf and inner still water beach, and holiday accommodation in houses, apartments and two caravan and camping parks cater for visitors.
Sheltered from the southerly tradewinds and coated with beautifully soft squeaky sand, the Town of 1770 foreshore is the perfect place to relax, swim, kayak, and fish.
Enjoy stand up paddle boarding, fishing and swimming at the calm waters adjacent to 1770 Foreshore, with extensive boardwalk, grassed picnic areas, barbecues and children's playground.
THE SOUTHERN END OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
REEF AT YOUR DOOR.
The Bunker Group including Lady Elliot, Lady Musgrave, Northwest & Masthead Islands & Fitzroy Reef. Everything you need for a fantastic holiday can be found right here in the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Southern Great Barrier Reef offers visitors to Queensland, Australia the chance to see large hard coral reefs firsthand and join colourful fish and big marine life like turtles and manta rays for a swim. At just over 4 hours drive from Brisbane, this unique region can easily be included as part of a larger itinerary.
Take a trip to the reef where you can relax on tropical islands and swim offshore with turtles and manta rays above the amazing barrier reef coral. Back on land, there are historical sites, museums and galleries to be explored.