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Image of Spirit of 1770 vessel at wharf.Tucked away between Gladstone and Bundaberg on the Queensland Discovery Coast, is the fabulous twin towns of Agnes Waters and the Town of 1770.

Rich in aquatic wildlife and unspoiled natural beauty, both towns boast one of the most relaxed and quiet lifestyles equal to anywhere along the Queensland coast.

If your looking for a quiet holiday destination on the Queensland Discovery Coast, you must consider stopping at either The Town of 1770 or Agnes Waters.

Both towns are small enough to forget about your cares, yet have enough services, shops, restaurants and accommodation to suit everyone's individual needs. Just 5 hours north of Brisbane, the Town of 1770 and Agnes waters is an aquatic wonderland of fabulous seaside fun and a unique holiday destination.

Locals around the Town of 1770 are a relaxed, laid back bunch of people, and it's easy to become just like the locals as you kick off the shoes, put on the shorts and enjoy fabulous clean beaches, great fishing spots and easy way of life.

There are many things to do in the area from fishing, surfing, nature tours, beach activities, walks, an environmental tour aboard the unique craft LARK, or the famous Lady Musgrave Island cruise aboard the Spirit of 1770. Here at funtours we are going to introduce you to just a few of the great activities in and around the Town of 1770 - Agnes Waters.

If you are after accommodation there are many choices to suit individual needs. From beachside caravan parks, backpacker accommodation, motels to superb luxury apartments. All accommodation is just minutes to shops and beaches, at very reasonable rates.

Heritage Headland is a popular place for easy bush walks, with sweeping panoramic views of the Coral Sea on one side and Bustard Bay on the other. Take a walk to Wreck Point, just south of Agnes Waters, and marvel at the view, with rugged rocks just waiting to snare an unfortunate ship. Sit awhile and enjoy the scenery, watch terns diving for a meal or listen to the peaceful rhythm of breaking waves.

The Town of 1770 is famous as the area Captain James Cook made his second landing along the east coast of Australia, on May 24, 1770. Cook, in the company of Joseph Banks and DR Solander, landed at Round Hill and after shooting a large bird, named the area Bustard Bay and Bustard Head.

Regarded as the birthplace of Queensland, the historical significance of the area is easily lost in the glorious beauty of the region. Quietly secluded from mainstream traffic, the Town of 1770 was officially named as such in 1932, yet it wasn't until 1973 that the first shop opened for business in the town.

Today the Discovery Coast, the Town of 1770 and Agnes Waters are popular holiday destinations with fast growing fame. As the northern most surfing beach in Australia, with safe waters for swimming, Agnes Waters has become a Mecca for those seeking the perfect wave.

The calm waters around 1770 are ideal shelter for large vessels used to make cruises to the Great Barrier Reef, in particular Lady Musgrave Island, sourrounded by a coral quay on the southern end of the Barrier Reef.

There are many shops, 2 supermarkets, fish and chip stores, Thai restaurants, pizza shops and you must have a meal at the Manna Cafe on the wharf at 1770. Food shouldn't taste so good! Other sports include golf and bowls, there is an amazing art gallery and you must visit Agnes Waters Museum, with memorabillia of James Cook's visit in 1770.

Don't be put off by the remoteness or smallness of either town. Place Agnes Waters and the Town of 1770 high on your list of must see destinations.

Image of Agnes Waters beach looking toward Wreck Point.


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