Agnes Water & Seventeen Seventy
The first time you venture into the region of 1770 and Agnes Water, you will begin to understand why this stunning coastline has become known as the "Discovery Coast".
Back in the May of 1770, the famous explorer Captain James Cook landed in beautiful Bustard Bay, and you can just hear him proclaim to his men, as he stood there on the beach "What a brilliant discovery this little paradise is, there looks to be so many wonderful adventures to enjoy here, that it's going to be hard to up anchor and leave" And he's not far wrong there...
People come from all over the world to visit Agnes Water & Seventeen Seventy and experience the great year round weather, clean waters, beaches, national parks and unique activities that feel like natural gifts to all visitors who are lucky enough to holiday in this top Australian destination.
Agnes Water is the most northern point break at a beach in Australia, and is a very clean and playful wave for all ability of Surfer. Dont forget, in March every year there is the 1770 Longboard Surfing Classic at Agnes Water, a big weekend on the longboarder calendar.
If fishing takes your fancy, there are plenty of inshore and offshore locations to cast your line, and mud crabbing is also a favorite in this region with the Queensland delicacy found in good supply between the months October to March around the mangroves.
There is also a wonderful range of protected areas - national parks for visitors to enjoy. Just across from Seventeen Seventy is Eurimbula National Park, which has a range of interesting terrain and unique vegitation, including large sand dunes, forests of Gum Trees, salt marshes and mangroves. Fishing and crabbing is excellent in the estuary which is teaming with marine life.
If you would like to visit a breeding ground for Loggerhead turtles, take the 8km drive south from Agnes Waters, which is really only suitable for 4WD, and you will discover the long and quiet beaches of Deepwater National Park, where turtles come to lay their eggs between November to February, with the hatchlings making their way back into the ocean from January through till April. A genuine sight for the kids to enjoy. Another beautiful national park with great rock and beach fishing.
This region also boast Round Hill National Park, where gorgeous sunsets dance on the water, which is unique to the eastern side of Australia.
Lady Musgrave Island is a favorite destination for lovers of nature and a peacful holiday experience. Lady Musgrave Island is an uninhabited coral cay within the Great Barrier Reef national park area, and one of the world’s greatest natural phenomenons - a World Heritage Listed Marine Park. Lady Musgrave Lagoon’s amazing colours and beauty are unsurpassed anywhere in the world, boasting an abundance of coral, fish and turtles. Please visit Lady Musgrave Island for more information. Camping is only available on Lady Musgrave Island.
As you will discover on this unique stretch of Queensland paradise, Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy is a fantastic holiday destination that visitors of all ages can enjoy. There are a great range of accommodations and tour operators, all offering specialised activities, that you just cannot experience like this anywhere else.
Discover it for yourself...