Things to Do in Agnes Water
Mangrove-dotted wetlands and eucalypt forests outline the pristine beaches of Eurimbula National Park in Agnes Water, where visitors can explore unspoiled Australia as they uncover this coastal wonderland. The melange of plant varieties and untouched botanicals attract hoards of wildlife, and with that, the park protects miles of coastal vegetation.
For a peaceful getaway, lounge by the beach or drop a lure in for some fishing and boating. Nature lovers may like to camp out and spend more time viewing the park’s various wildflowers and wildlife, including honeyeaters, powerful owls and turtles, while others may opt to scout out the terrain by following one of the trails, or get adventurous with a bushwalk. Many travelers choose to have picnics at the waterfront for a relaxing experience.
Originally known as Round Hill after the creek it sits near, Seventeen Seventy (the Town of 1770) was renamed in 1970 to commemorate the 200-year anniversary of James Cook and his crew landing in Australia. Today, travelers flock to this destination on Queensland’s Discovery Coast in the Joseph Banks Environmental Park. Seventeen Seventy’s close proximity to the scenic Coral Sea, crystal blue Bustard Bay and Agnes Water make it the perfect destination for ocean lovers.
In addition to friendly residents, local restaurants and lively pubs, 1770 is home to a small marina where local boats make daily trips to Lady Musgrave Island and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as weekly trips to Bustard Head Light Station, too.