Things to Do

It might sound like a cliché, but Agnes Water/1770 really does have everything, from scenic drives to bush and nature walks, great fishing (estuarine and offshore), surfing, beachwalking and safe swimming, boating, kayaking, stand up paddling, safe cycling and good old-fashioned lazing under a shady tree. And, in case you’re wondering, the name 1770 comes from Captain Cook’s landing at Round Hill Creek after coming ashore from the Endeavour on 24 May 1770. You can explore the Captain Cook monument and lookout or learn more at the Agnes Water museum. All this plus great pubs, bars and cafes!

The Summit 1770 eco park hosts Pack Mates intuitive dog training workshops & dog socialisation runs - see schedule below.

Local Attractions

Bird Watching


Boat Ramp

Bush Walking

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Golf Nearby

Historical Sites in Area

Kayaking Nearby

Lawn Bowls Nearby

Mountain Bike Riding

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Swimimming Nearby

Tennis Court Nearby

Mountains and bushland surrounding Seventeen Seventy.Boats out on the water during a sunset.Two dogs sitting on the beach.Guests sitting around the camp fire.A parrot sitting in a bush.

Pack Mates with Chris de Aboitiz

Intuitive Dog Training with Chris.  Bring your dog on a leash.

EVERYONE is welcome to come along for FREE to watch & learn the journey of intuitive dog training to any of the Group Workshop Shows or the Group Social Runs with Chris.

We request you leave your dog at home for this FREE invitation.



Little Oasis

A circular piece of timber with the Little Oasis logo etched into it.Onsite at The Summit 1770 Caravan park

Try Contrast Therapy at Little Oasis Sauna and Cold Plunge, right on the park at The Summit. Private, self-led sessions combine the use of far-infrared sauna and cold water immersion treatments. By providing hormetic stressors to the body through heat and cold exposure, Contrast Therapy creates an opportunity for the body to naturally heal itself.

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1770 Larc Tours

1770 Larc Tours amphibious vehicle on the beach.

Unique Amphibious Adventures

Experience the LARC! Travel amphibiously along secluded sandy beaches and pristine waterways of the Town of 1770, the birthplace of Queensland.

For a trip you will never forget, jump aboard the pink LARC - an amphibious craft that will take you across deserted beaches and estuaries as you make your way to isolated Bustard Head Lighthouse, located within Eurimbula National Park. This is the only operating lighthouse open to the public in Queensland. From your guides, you'll hear tales of tragedy and triumph as early settlers and lighthouse keepers struggled to tame this remote wilderness, and take a tour of the light keeper's cottage, now a museum of artefacts and light station memorabilia. You will see some of the prolific wildlife that inhabits the area, and you will gasp at the spectacular panoramic view from the balcony of the historic Bustard Head Lighthouse. On the way home, you can experience the thrill of sand-boarding down the towering dunes of Middle Island.

The LARC's (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo vessels) are named in honour of Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Carl Solander, the two eminent botanists who accompanied Cook aboard the Endeavour on their voyage of discovery. Full day tour includes morning tea, lunch and an Aussie billy tea.

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1770 Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruises pontoon boat on the water.

Cruise in style on a 40-ft pontoon boat along the sheltered, pristine foreshore of 1770, taking in the stunning views from the marina right down to the inlet. Ease into the evening and relax with a cold beverage of your choice while sampling the finest of local produce.

The BYO Sunset Cruise is the perfect way to end your day and a ‘must do’ activity while visiting 1770.

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1770 Reef Tours

Tour boat out on the reef.

Travel time from Town of 1770 to Lady Musgrave Island is approximately 90 minutes aboard this fully equipped, air-conditioned vessel.
Lady Musgrave is the only island on the Great Barrier Reef with a navigable lagoon. You’ll spend your day moored inside these calm turquoise waters exploring the best that the Southern Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

Stay dry onboard our glass bottom boat for a coral viewing, and then jump onto the island for a guided walk. Enjoy world class snorkelling, with all equipment provided, and swim with the marine animals that call Musgrave home.

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1770 Golf Course exterior signage.

Set on 68 acres, this 9-hole par 34 course is surrounded by natural bushland and wildlife. It offers a unique, relaxed atmosphere close to the magnificent coastline of Agnes Water and 1770.

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1770 Distillery

Picture of the 1770 Distillery.

1770 Distillery was established to utilise locally grown fruits of the area and to provide a unique experience for both locals and tourists. It was founder John’s dream to create a boutique distillery in a great place and that is what led John and Debra to the beautiful seaside Town of 1770 / Agnes Water. The dream materialised after the couple was bitten by the distilling bug while living in Tasmania, where they developed their distilling skills under the watchful eye of Bill and Lyn Lark of the Lark Distillery.

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National Parks

Agnes Water and 1770 is surrounded on all sides by magnificent National Parks. To the North we have Eurimbula National Park and to the south you will find Deepwater National Park.

Helicopter Scenic Flights

Yellow helicopter on the beach.

On a regular basis throughout the year Great Ocean Helicopters visit Agnes Water/1770 offering tours to locals and tourists. Some highlights are Bustard Head Lighthouse, Captain Cook Lookout and Aeroplane Beach, but the real standout would have to be seeing the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Lady Musgrave Island from the air.

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Inside Agnes Water Museum.

Explore and learn the fascinating history of this unique area we now call 'The Discovery Coast'

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