Top Things to do in 1770

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Located greater Gladstone area of Queensland, the quiet little seaside town of 1770 ranks as a popular coastal getaway for locals and tourists alike looking to take in the wonders of the Southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef. The only town in Australia with a number as a name, 1770 is fringed by beautiful national park, along with some idyllic beaches, estuaries and wildlife.

A popular surfing, fishing and boating destination, it is most commonly used as a gateway to the gorgeous Lady Musgrave Island, which offers one of the most unique environments on the reef - a sheltered, natural lagoon that's ideal for swimming and admiring marine life.

Browse our range of experiences in 1770 as well as day tours to Lady Musgrave Island and elsewhere below and book a wonderful Queensland journey online today.

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Top 10 Things to do in - 1770 and surrounds

Lady Musgrave Island
Cultural Tours
Deepwater National Park
Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary
1770 Distillery
Butterfly Walk
Joseph Banks Conservation Park

1. Visit Lady Musgrave Island

Location:Lady Musgrave Island

Take a scenic cruise over to Lady Musgrave Island, one of the most beautiful coral cays on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. A National Park, Lady Musgrave is a flourishing environment filled with an abundance of flora and fauna. Departing from the 1770 Marina, you can spend the day on the island following the various walking trails through the Pisonia Forest, snorkelling straight off the beach on the marine-rich Great Barrier Reef, or simply relaxing on the picturesque beaches.

2. Learn about the region’s indigenous culture

Location:535 Captain Cook Dr, Seventeen Seventy

One of the best ways to explore the region and learn about its rich indigenous culture and history is with an organised tour. 1770 LARC! Tours offer an informative and scenic tour that ticks off all the boxes. The Goolimbil Walkabout Tour takes visitors on an authentic adventure into Eurimbula National Park with a local indigenous guide. You can learn about the lifestyle the indigenous people had in the area including how they lived, what they ate and how to hunted and gathered.

3. Kayak around Agnes Water

Location:Various locations

Enjoy a dry experience on the waters of 1770 and Agnes Water – if you have the balance – with a kayaking adventure. Hire a kayak on your own or join in on a guided tour around the region, but either way, kayaking is a great way to combine sightseeing and adventure into one convenient activity. Local tour company, 1770 Liquid Adventures, offers a variety of different tours and hire options for visitors to the Seventeen Seventy region.

4. Throw in a line and go fishing

Location:Various locations

Fishing is a popular past time in the Agnes Water region and at the weekend you’ll often find keen anglers winching their boats into the water carrying enough bait to last them the entire day. With a number, if great fishing spots close to and a fair way from the shore, you can take your pick of hot spots.

5. Explore Deepwater National Park

Location:Deepwater, QLD

Made up of beaches and coastal vegetation, Deepwater National Park is an ideal destination for those looking to escape crowds and enjoy the Seventeen Seventy region’s natural beauty. Featuring campgrounds, you can spend a number of days relaxing by the beach and exploring the park with the help of the ground’s various facilities including public toilets, showers and picnic tables.

6. Visit Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary

Location:15 Fitzroy Crescent, Agnes Water

No visit to Australia is complete without meeting some of the adorable local wildlife, and when travelling around the Gladstone region, Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary is a must-stop attraction. A sanctuary for injured and orphaned kangaroos and joeys, the habitat is a wildlife lover’s haven.

7. Grab a drink at the 1770 Distillery

Location:200 Bicentennial Drive, Agnes Water

If you’re a lover of a good liqueur, then head to 1770 Distillery. Creating some delicious flavours of liqueur you can taste one or all of their concoctions at their relaxing site in the beautiful 1770 region. Choose from Sunset, a mix of grapefruit, bush lime and ginger, Pink Dawn; plums, green apples and ginger, Strawberry Splash; strawberry liqueur, and Daybreak; orange, cinnamon, star anise and secret spices.

8. Go 4-wheel-driving

Location:Various locations

The greater Seventeen Seventy region is a mecca for off-roading enthusiasts, and with various trails winding through Eurimbula National Park and Deepwater National Park, you can easily spend the whole day driving around. The self-guiding trails traverse coastal environments including sub-tropical rainforests. The perfect adventure for visitors looking to feel the rush of the region while admiring the beautiful sights and sounds of the National Parks. Explore this beautiful part of the Gladstone region from behind the wheel of a powerful four-wheel drive (BYO 4WD).

9. Follow the Butterfly Walk

Location:Captain Cook Monument, Seventeen Seventy

If your visit to 1770 and Agnes Waters falls during Autumn or Winter, you’re in for a treat. Every year around the same time the 1770 Butterfly Walk is inundated with hundreds of thousands of butterflies making for an incredible and magical experience. The walk itself is relatively easy, taking around 15 to 25 minutes to complete from the Captain Cook Monument in 1770. For those looking to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Blue Tiger Butterflies, it’s best to plan your visit from March to June.

10. Take in the views from Joseph Banks Conservation Park

Location:Joseph Banks Conservation Park

For incredible views over the gorgeous 1770 and Agnes Water region head to Joseph Banks Conservation Park. Providing impressive views across Eurimbula National Park to Bustard Head and Rodds Peninsula, make sure you bring your camera on this adventure! In terms of things to do in the Park, there are various walking trails to amuse visitors.