The quaint seaside village town of Agnes Water, also known as 1770, is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in Queensland. With excellent holiday accommodation, holiday rentals and self catering holiday apartments, Agnes Water is an outdoor activity haven for holiday makers. Starting out life as a small collection of rustic fishing huts, this gorgeous peninsula town has some of the most magnificent views of the surrounding bay. Gorgeous sunsets, unspoiled beaches and one of kind coral reefs, makes Agnes Water one of the area’s best kept secrets. The quiet and serene surroundings makes this the perfect place to pick a spectacular holiday home along the coast.
The best place to start exploring would be a trip to the Discovery Centre, in Endeavour Plaza. There you will be able to find out all the prices and times of tours in and around the area. For adventure junkies, you may want to hire a 4 x4 and head out to Deepwater National Park, where you will be able to explore the rugged outdoors at its most magnificent. Make your way through the deepest rainforests and swamp lands, and check out the amazing wildlife that live there, and even get a chance to come eye to eye with an Emu. Gorgeous secluded coves tucked away along secret beaches, are perfect spots for swimming and if you clamber up over the rocks, some fishing as well.
There are plenty of easy walks as well as challenging hiking paths all along the coast line, check out the path along towards the cove of Wrecked Rock, where you will be able to camp as well. Or rent a bicycle and cycle along the coast, where you will be able to explore the town at your leisure.
Aquatic adventures are plentiful, if getting in the water itself doesn’t appeal to you, then take a chartered day trip across the bay to Lady Musgrave Island or get down to Round Hill Creek for some super fishing spots. For those water lovers, it has to be sacrilege not to dive the pristine coral reefs or swim in the rock pools or take a board down to the beach and surf the magnificent waves.
With extras like golf or even a joy flight trip over the entire bay, there will never be a day that you will want to spend cooped up inside your holiday home or holiday villa, unless it is relaxing on the deck of your holiday rental and having sundowners in the evening.
When explorer, British born Lt James Cook, arrived on shore on in 1770 (hence the nickname) he and his party of advisers climbed the top of Round Hill head, and the lookout point from that day has been marked by a cairn and is still a popular day trip walk up to the lookout point, where the views are simply breath taking.Climate
Agnes Water has brilliant holiday weather all year round; as it is smack bang almost right in the middle of the Tropic of Capricorn. Enviable warm temperatures range between 16 C and 32 C, all throughout the year. Summer averages a wonderful 31 C, and winter a mild 21 C. The only deciding factor on when might be the best time to visit your Agnes Water holiday home is the time of year, and how busy it is, obviously over the December/January times and during school holidays, it will be busier than the rest of the year.
You will need to fly in to Bundaberg International Airport in Queensland from the UK, there are great deals from all the major departure halls everywhere in the UK. From there you will need to hire a car and drive the 45 minutes into Agnes Water, it is one of the most picturesque drives anywhere in the world, and not to be rushed, your holiday home will be waiting right there on the beach when you get there.
The best place in the world is in Agnes Water right beside Seventeen Seventy. It's in the bush with a short walk through the mouth of the creek to the beach where you can sit back and relax for hours on end.
When I was a kid it was an adventure traveling there going on dirt roads losing a muffler every time, swimming in the little creek or surf, climbing the cliff and watching the bush turkeys rummage through park and the local kookaburra stealing your steak off the BBQ. It was one of the best experiences of my life and it was non existent to the world only a few years ago.
It is still quiet with its prestige beaches and bush land being so close to Seventeen Seventy, riding the water bikes, climbing the cliff to the anchor of captain James Cook...the water is clear blue white beaches. We always stayed there for as long as we could in school holidays and go and get our surf gear there.
It has been a long time since I have been and it would be a beautiful spot to take my kids to show them what I experienced all those years ago.