About the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water
The towns of 1770 - Agnes Water are located on a magical stretch of sub-tropical surf coastline north of Fraser Island and south of the Whitsundays, about an hour's drive from Bundaberg in the south or Gladstone in the north. Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water can be accessed by road, rail and air. All bitumen roads extend from Bundaberg and Gladstone. If you're travelling on the Bruce Highway, the town of Miriam Vale is a short distance from 1770 and Agnes Water with all sealed roads.
Some 6 kilometres north of Agnes Water is the town of 1770, so named after the visit of Lieut James Cook in May 1770.Cook's second landfall in Australia, the first in Queensland, gives rise to the area's claim to be the birthplace of Queensland. The infamous Agnes Water is the most northern surf beach on the east coast.
Great weather all year round makes for the perfect holiday location and if you live here - the locals say 'it's never too hot or never too cold'! Enjoy warm, dry, sunny winters and the summer temperatures rarely exceed 32 degrees celsius. Over 300 days of sunshine, you won’t want to leave!
Year round swimming, surfing, diving and fishing! Surrounded by national parks on two sides and the Great Barrier Reef marine park on the other, this area is held in high regard as one of the most pristine environments in the world.
One of only three places on the east coast of Australia you'll see a sunset over water! is the closest point of access to the southern Great Barrier Reef. Whether you're visiting or thinking of settling, 1770 - Agnes Water offers a laid-back friendly atmosphere, quality services, unique and exciting recreational activities and a wonderful community spirit.