Discovery Coast


Agnes Water

Agnes Water is well known as Queensland's northernmost surf beach. The town is also last in the line of beautiful, unspoilt beaches that sweep up the Queensland coastline.

Enjoy a range of activities and holiday ideas at Agnes Water - from relaxing at the beach, estuary, beach and deep-sea fishing, to Four Wheel Driving through rugged coastal national parks or reef adventure tours. Agnes Water accommodation, shops and eateries, all luxuriate a true beachside atmosphere.

The 1770 Longboard Classic is held in March at Agnes Water beach.


Town of 1770

Little did Lieutenant James Cook know when he first set foot on Queensland soil that a picturesque seaside village, The Town Of 1770, named for that famous event, would continue to entice explorers even into the twenty-first century.

The town is surrounded on three sides by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay, an area rich in wildlife and natural beauty. Joseph Banks Environmental Park preserves fauna and flora of the peninsula. Surf and still water beaches backed by rugged granite outcrops, a variety of holiday accommodation, restaurants, a general store and small marina make a relaxed holiday spot.

The Town of 1770 is also a departure point for day reef cruises and fishing charters to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

For the camping enthusiast, four National Parks - Deepwater, Eurimbula, Mount Colosseum and Round Hill - offer wilderness camping and hiking. All are best accessed with Four Wheel Drive vehicle or as part of a guided tour.


The scenery is so good Captain Cook came to see it in 1770.