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Agnes Water / 1770 Travel Guide


Agnes Water and 1770 really are the hidden gems of the east coast. Right on the most southern point of the Great Barrier Reef, it offers some of the most pristine and colorful diving and snorkeling opportunities around.

Being so close to the reef also gives opportunities for some world class fishing, either from the water by tinny or charter, or on the rocks under your own steam.

If the sea is not your thing then there are 6kms of stunning golden sand to kick back and watch the surfers hitting the waves on Queensland’s most northern surf. If it’s a healthier more active break you are craving there are km's of stunning coastal and bush walks leading to many hidden bays, beaches and picture perfect views of the coastline.

The beach at 1770 is one of only 3 places on the east coast of Australia that you can watch the sun set over the ocean, either with a beer in hand, in one of the pubs or sat in the comfort of your own kayak. If pumping gas is your bag then hit the bush in your 4WD and take advantage of the many off road tracks in the surrounding National Parks.

For those of you who prefer 2 wheels over 4, there are a lot of different bike hire options and tours available to you. There are many more tours and activities to suit all type of travelers but the areas wildlife is just as attractive.

The area boasts and enjoys encounters from an array of sea life from whales and dolphins to sharks and turtles. Inland, the land mammals, birds and reptiles, are everywhere; it really is a haven for a huge variety of Australian wildlife.

If you're still looking for a reason to visit Agnes water and 1770 maybe the opportunity to star gaze in an area with no light pollution will tick the box, you have to see it to believe it.

Very few people have discovered the beauty of this slice of paradise but those who have never want to leave!