Using Pavillions On 1770 as your base for the picturesque seaside town of Agnes Water and the town of 1770 provides an unspoiled and secluded destination surrounded by idyllic scenery, magnificent coastline, national parks and Australian history.
Whether you want an active adventure, the opportunity to explore the local history of Captain Cook’s Landing Place in the town of Seventeen Seventy, or simply a chance to unwind, Pavillions On 1770 has everything you need close by. Being situated midway between Agnes Water and the town of 1770, Pavillions On 1770 gives you access to the best of everything.
The Town of 1770 is a popular surfing, fishing and boating destination fringed by a beautiful national park. A gateway to the beautiful Lady Musgrave Island and the unique Coral Cay Island. Experience the reef without the crowds on a day cruise to these stunning islands. Discover idyllic beaches, estuaries and wildlife at the Town of 1770 with a range of experiences guaranteed to create the holiday of a lifetime.
EXPERIENCES & TOURS
Liquid Adventures offer a range of guided tours to suit everyone.
- Sunset Tour – witness the spectacular 1770 headland and conservation reserve. Get up close and personal with dolphins and turtles, visit James Cooks first landing point or just cruise and marvel at the variety of secluded beaches and coves. Enjoy drinks and snacks while watching one of the spectacular ocean sunsets, 1770 is famous for.
- Family Tour – Families with young children will enjoy the guided in the morning which includes bird and marine life identification for the kids, fish feeding, morning tea and beach games and of course kayaking!
- Nature Tour – Explore the stunning Round Hill Creek and the creatures that inhabit the area. Discover beaches and sandbars, you could even go for a swim if you like!
- Private Group Tour – Available for groups from 6 to 24 people.
- Kayak Hire – General Kayak Hire available.
1770 Distillery was established as a Boutique Distillery to utilise the locally grown fruits of the area and to provide a unique experience for both locals and tourists. It was John’s dream to have a distillery and that is what led both John & Debra to the beautiful seaside Towns of 1770 / Agnes Water in Queensland. The dream materialized after being bitten by the distilling bug whilst living in Tasmania. It was there that both John & Debra developed their distilling skill under the ever watchful eye of both Bill & Lyn Lark of the Lark Distillery.
The making of our liqueurs is as an age-old artisan skill handed down by generations of ardent distillers. All liqueurs are handmade in copper pot stills. We believe copper-based stills offer the opportunity to produce a finer liqueur. The use of fresh ingredients also adds to the unique quality and flavour. All the liqueurs are made with fresh local fruits, herbs and spices.
Brush up on your local history and learn something new by visiting the Miriam Vale Historical Society Museum, Cooks Landing Place at Round Hill is one of many heritage listed sites in Seventeen Seventy.
The 1770 Cultural & Historical Festival
The town of 1770 hosts an annual historical and cultural festival for all ages towards the end of May to commemorate Captain Cook’s first landing in Queensland (and second in Australia) at Bustard Bay on May 24th 1770. Aside from Captain Cook’s arrival, this fun and frivolous festival also celebrates local history and indigenous culture. The main festivities take place on the weekend, around the 24th and 25th of May. Other celebrations, activities, events and re-enactments are held during the week, in the lead-up to the main weekend event. For more information, please visit the Official 1770 Festival website.
The 1770 Golf Course is set on 68 acres and surrounded by natural bushland and wildlife. Experience a unique relaxed atmosphere close to the pristine beaches of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy on the Discovery Coast. 1770 is the closest access point to Lady Musgrave Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
- 9 Hole Par 34
- Driving range
- Fully irrigated fairways planted with Legend Couch
- Greens built to PGA standard
- Golf Australia Affiliated
- No bookings required
- Open 7 days
- Licensed premises
- Hire clubs, buggies & carts available
- Light snacks available
- Large groups welcome
The small museum with enormous interest!
Located in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, on Queensland’s Discovery Coast. The Agnes Water Museum pays tribute to the region’s aboriginal and pioneering past and its unique maritime history.
The museum is divided into three main areas. The displays in the first area are concentrated on the regions rich maritime history. The second area is dedicated to the settlers of Discovery Coast and exhibits many photographs and memorabilia from past and present residents of the different regions. Our third area is a display of household necessities and tool from the past. Housed in the Original Museum,
$4.00 per adult, free for children
Owned and operated by Chris de Aboitiz, former tandem surfing world champion and pioneer of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) in Australia.
Chris de Aboitiz who brought the traditional Hawaiian sport of SUP to Australia, will have his team from 1770 SUP teach you how to stand up paddle. The 1770 waterway is the perfect, safe environment for beginners to learn the basics of how to SUP on the flat water.
The team at The Kangaroo Sanctuary offer a unique experience to get up close and personal with these beautiful animals. Learn lots of information from the experienced carers and see how they care for their orphaned babies.
The amphibious adventure showcasing the captivating history of Bustard Head Light station and surrounds, fondly known as the ‘1770 LARC! TOURS’. Dressed in pink, this vehicle has the capabilities to take on the challenging terrain and ever-changing Sea conditions. Cross pristine waterways and travel along the beautiful coastline in one of three incredible tours offered in the LARC.
The LARC is the perfect way to access Queensland’s only open, operating Lighthouse at the historic island of Bustard Head. The amphibious adventure crosses four tidal creeks and includes informative commentary on the local history and abundant wildlife. Enjoy a picnic morning tea before climbing the lighthouse tower, then a sumptuous picnic lunch and billy tea. For the adventurous, sandboard down the towering 35-metre sand dunes.
The Paradise Tour operates Monday, Wednesday & Saturday.
Experience the delights of the Town of 1770 and the thrill of our unique amphibious vessels. Take in the magic of Round Hill Creek and Eurimbula coastline. Magnificent views and wildlife spotting, and enjoy our famous LARC! splashdown. The Afternoon Cruise operates daily.
Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and explore the National Parks and waterways bordering the Town of 1770. Experience the LARC fun, splash down, informative commentary and a chance to sight Australian wildlife and migratory birds.
The LARC + Lunch! tour operates Sunday.
This short but spectacular forest walk will take you into the heart of a very special type of forest, rarely seen in such pristine condition.
The specially designed track makes it possible to penetrate the thick lush undergrowth and tiptoe through the wetlands (without getting your feet wet) until you’re completely surrounded by hundreds of paperbark tree trunks and the majestic green fronds of the cabbage palm.
Keep an eye out for butterflies and richly coloured fungi while keeping your ears listening for frog calls as you pass through their habitat.
From the town of Agnes Water, follow Springs Rd to the south for a little over 2.5km. Look for the large Reedy Creek Reserve sign near a gravel car park on the right-hand side of Springs Rd. Bollards and a trail icon mark the start of the Paperbark Forest Boardwalk.
Special note: The trail is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Duration: 400m approximately 45min. This walking trail is not suitable for people of a very young age or those with limited mobility or balance. You will encounter obstacles, stepping stones, fallen debris, water crossings, steps and rough surfaces that require good balance.
The walk is open to the public all year round, although it may be closed following heavy rains or periods of high fire danger.
The beaches and the scenery are superb! You may even sight turtles and a dolphin or two. The track is to the right as you enter the beach and to Red Rock will take a good hour of walking or several hours if you wish to stop, view the scenery, or take a swim.
During the winter months, look for whales passing through as they migrate on their journey north.
November and December are the best months to catch a glimpse of the nesting mother turtles
From Agnes Water follow Springs Road for approximately 2.5kms until you see a sign on your right Reedy Creek Reserve, turn left, directly opposite onto a gravel track for 800 meters and park near the trees. There is a sign marking the start of Red Rock Walking Trail. Lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.
An intermediate amount of fitness is required as the track consists of steep inclines, boardwalks, sand and stepping stones.
Celebrate the big day with Wedding Celebrants and Organisers:
If you are planning a truly special day, enjoying an anniversary, or planning to renew your vows; there are local celebrants who can make your event unforgettable. Along with the natural beauty and the sunshine, your big day will be a wonderful celebration.
1770 Agnes Water Celebrants
Mob: Penelope 0421 102 859
Phone: Janene 07 4974 7027 M: 0412 439 077
Rejuvenate with beauty and massage services:
Taking time out for yourself is a great opportunity to have a pampering session. We have beauty studios and massage clinics close by, and some will even come to your apartment so you can simply relax the afternoon away.
Fragrant Earth Health & Beauty
Phone: 07 4974 9888
Anjea Day Spa
Phone: 07 4902 1628
Ideal for fishing enthusiasts as the resort is in the perfect location for quick and easy access to all the major fishing hot-spots dotted around the region. Launch a boat at 1770 marina and explore the accessible inland rivers and all they have to offer. If you would prefer to join a fishing charter, or hire a boat, there are plenty of operators in the local area.
For information on zoning facts, maps and more; please visit the Marine Park Authority website.
You may prefer to hire a boat and explore the local area yourself, or you could join a boat snorkelling and diving tour to get the most out of your stay. The operators in town run various tours which include snorkelling, diving, swimming and island hopping. You also have the options of bird watching on Lady Musgrave Island and wreck and reef scuba diving off the island.
For snorkelling, diving, whale watching, fishing or cruising take a look at 1770 Great Barrier Reef Eco Tours. If you have your own boat and need a place to keep it, you could contact 1770 Boat & Shed Storage on: 07 4974 7047
Get outside your comfort zone and try some adventure activities. Hire out a kayak or join a kayaking tour with 1770 Liquid Adventures. Why not join a motorbike chopper tour with Scooter Roo Tours? There is no motorbike license required to enjoy racing around the region during this 50km tour, all training is provided.