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Agnes Water/1770

The twin towns of 1770 and Agnes Water are located on the central Queensland coast and are part of the Discovery Coast. These towns boast beautiful scenery, spectacular diving and a relaxed peaceful way of life.

Nestled between the two National Parks - Eurimbula and Deepwater, the Town of 1770 is known as the birthplace of Queensland after Lieutenant James Cook made his second landing on the Australian continent from the Endeavour on May 24,1770.

The area also boasts some magnificent natural features such as Round Hill Headland with the Coral Sea on one side and Bustard Bay on the other with a stunning inlet flowing in below.

Blessed with beautiful beaches, these pristine gems adorn the region including the main township of Agnes Water with the northern-most surf beach on the east coast of Australia, (The Great Barrier Reef normally prevents surfing in most regional areas north of the sunshine coast in Queensland).

The wildlife and vegetation has been well preserved in the area and the small population of these twin towns cater for their tourist visitors by offering a range of recreational activities such as surfing, fishing, scuba diving, charter boats, scenic tours, ocean cruises and joy flights.

This most beautiful area has remained a well kept secret for many years but has recently become one of the must see spots on the Queensland tourist trail.

The towns offer a large number of holiday accommodation options with something to suit every budget. There are two supermarkets, a number of restaurants and specialty shops as well as a post office, petrol station and small boat marina.

Getting to the Twin Towns is pretty straight forward, at about 480km north of Brisbane; there are regular flights to Gladstone or Bundaberg from where you’ll have about an hour and a half drive to get to your destination. Alternatively you can drive the full distance which should take about 6 hours from Brisbane using the Pacific Highway.

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