ALL Star Member: Agnes Water Tavern

Step into the heart of Agnes Water and experience the warm embrace of our family-owned tavern. At Agnes Water Tavern, we’re more than just a pub – we’re a cornerstone of community spirit. With every dish crafted by our talented head chef, Shayne Silver, using locally sourced ingredients, and every event hosted to support local initiatives, we’re dedicated to nourishing both body and soul. Join us for live music, a friendly game of bingo, or simply unwind with a drink on our outdoor deck. At Agnes Water Tavern, you’re not just a guest – you’re family.

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Beach Access for all

Agnes Water, has long been a haven for beach lovers, adventurers, and nature enthusiasts. With its picturesque landscapes and pristine beaches, Agnes Water is a place where tranquillity meets adventure. But what makes this destination even more special is its commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. The latest addition to this commitment is the brand new Mobi-Mat at Agnes Water Main Beach, made possible by the Heart of Agnes Community Association Inc.

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Exploring the Coastal Wonders of Agnes Water & Seventeen Seventy, Queensland, Australia

Exploring four of our Coastal Wonders! Welcome to the stunning coastal region of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy in Queensland, Australia! Nestled between the sparkling waters of the Coral Sea and lush greenery, this area is a nature lover’s paradise. Today, we embark on a journey to discover some of the unique native plant and animal species that call this picturesque coastline their home. So grab your camera and let’s explore the wonders of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy! 1. Banksia integrifolia (Coastal Banksia) Our first encounter is with the majestic Coastal Banksia, a native tree species found along the sandy shores of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy. With its

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Pole Art Trail #2

Explore an additional 31 painted power poles around Agnes Water &1770 During the painting of the original 27 power poles, people began asking when stage two was going to start.  The team had honestly not thought to do more than the original 27. But the community had a hunger for more painted poles, the poles had been so accepted, new friendships had been forged. 2020 had been a very difficult year for many; covid 19 had affected everyone, and the poles had really helped bring some joy and happiness into a very grey time.  Pole art had increased self-esteem, improved self-expression, but not just for the artists, they were an

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Planning your Agnes Water & 1770 Holiday

A successful unplanned trip to the relaxed twin towns of Agnes Water and 1770 used to be a breeze. There would be an array of tour and accomodation options ready and waiting for you on arrival. But the secret is out … now this remote location with wide open spaces, fresh sea air,  brimming in natural highlights, is a highly sought after holiday destination for a lot of Australians. To help you organise and effortless excursion we’ve put together some helpful hints. Plan ahead If you are planning on visiting during a holiday period. Whether you’re thinking this Christmas or next. BOOK AHEAD! This is the best advice we can give you. You can never book to early. The

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National Park Camping

Image – Blueys Photography via Facebook LET’S CAMP! 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. Here’s what you need to know about camping in these beautiful locations. GET A PERMIT Before camping in a park, forest or reserve, you must obtain a camping permit and pay your camping fees. These fees go towards the upkeep of facilities and maintenance of the roads and tracks that give access to these grounds. Camping without a permit is a finable offence. Image – Queensland National Parks FOLLOW GUIDELINES Although

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Giant Kookaburra in Agnes Water & 1770

Kookaburra Drive By A giant laughing Kookaburra flew into Agnes Water and 1770 in the weekend, with the aim of spreading joy, happiness and sharing a message about unity. The Kookaburra is a close to heart project of Dr. Farvardin Daliri OAM, who spent his free time during the lock down period to masterfully create this magnificent 4.5m tall giant Kookaburra.  Farvardin built the enormous structure as a mascot for the annual Townsville Cultural Festival. He has created other sculptures over the years, including a giant koala, the Jolly Swagman, and Slim Dusty. The underlying theme for this years’ Festival is “laughter” and that’s where the Kookaburra and its distinctive cheeky

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How far is 1770 from Agnes Water?

It’s hard to get a straight answer and it depends on who you ask… Some will say ‘it’s the same place’, some will say ‘it’s completely different’, others will say ‘a hop skip and a jump’ and the rest ‘a stones throw’. But how far exactly is a stones throw? Well in this case from the centre of Agnes Water to the centre of 1770 the distance is 5.9km. (congrats if you can throw a stone that far!) That is 7 minutes by car, 1 hour walking, 18 mins bike ride, 20 mins unicycle and 30 mins rollerblade, 45mins on miniature horse and 1800 years by roman chariot. Is it

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Hot Spots & Top Shots – #visitagnes1770

We hope you are planning your next visit to Agnes Water and the Town of 1770. To make sure you don’t miss a thing here is our ‘Hot Spots & Top Shots’ picture guide. Containing a countdown of our top 15 local landmarks and experiences that are all 100% Instagram gold.   #15 – The Town of 1770 Foreshore Sheltered from the southerly tradewinds and coated with beautifully soft squeaky sand, the Town of 1770 foreshore is the perfect place to relax, swim, kayak, and fish.   #14 – The Milky Way With minimal light pollution the skies shine bright during the night, making Agnes Water and 1770 a stargazer’s

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Fluttering By

Has your tv reception been interrupted lately? Well it might have something to do with the swarming of butterflies taking over the skies right now. Ok probably not, but there’s no way you can miss the hoards of winged beauties littering our skies. The large rain event earlier this year was the trigger for the mass flight of butterflies currently migrating through the north-east coast of Australia. The most common of those in the sky right now is the Blue Tiger Butterfly. Scientific name – Tirumala Hamata, try saying that with your mouth full. These are one of the longest living of all butterfly species. Living up to six months,

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Fishing at Agnes Water and 1770

Agnes Water and 1770  are a haven for fishing enthusiasts Beach Fishing There are a large number of fishing locations in and around Agnes Water & 1770. Many are secluded and some require a 4 WD vehicle to access. Species you may catch include Swallowtail Dart, Jew, Snub Nose Dart, Yellowfin Bream, Mackeral, Tarwhine, Shark, Summer and Winter Whiting, Dusky Flathead, Sand and Bartail Flathe Rock Fishing Good spots include the “catwalk” Agnes Point and Wreck Rock. Bream, Dart, Sweetlip are on offer from accessible rock platforms as well as Spanish Mackerel, Mack Tuna, Spotted Mackerel, Giant Herring, Golden Trevally, Giant Trevally, Cobia, Queenfish, Black Jew, Kingfish and Tailor. Creek

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How to get to Agnes Water & 1770

How to get here The towns of Agnes Water &1770 are located in the Gladstone Region at the Southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Just 90 minutes North of Bundaberg and 90 minutes South of Gladstone. While we have our own airstrip, unless you have your own plane you’ll need to pick one of the options below to come and enjoy an unforgettable time in what we refer to as paradise on earth. Fly Most other flights to Bundaberg and Gladstone will fly via Brisbane. Fear not, you’ll get magnificent coastal views on your 55-minute flight on your way up. For transport from Bundaberg or Gladstone  to Agnes Water

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Activities on Rainy Days in Agnes Water & Seventeen Seventy

Most of the year we have sunshine filled days. If it is raining, there are lots of activities for you… Watersports – since you are going to be wet any way you could try: Learn to surfboard with Reef 2 Beach Stand up paddle board  with 1770 SUP Hire Kayaking  with 1770 Liquid Adventures Bushwalks Grab a raincoat and go. There are lots of walks around Agnes Water and 1770. Take one of our Walking track guides and go and explore  Round Hill Creek walking trail. Go on a tour Go for a guided tour with 1770 LARC! Tours Go on a tour with 1770 Shuttle and Tours Lady Musgrave Island

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Directory of the local beaches

The beaches of the Discovery Coast titillate your senses … you can feel the sand between your toes, smell the aromas wafting from the local beach cafes, relax and be in awe of the magical and breathtaking sunsets over Bustard Bay, listen to the waves breaking at Agnes Water first point and you can taste the salt on your lips after a dip in the cool ocean. From the surf beaches at Agnes Water to the calm waters of 1770 to the local secret hideaways at … sorry I can’t tell you! Whether you like surfing, snorkeling, boating, walking the dog, swimming, sun-baking, bird watching (of the feathered kind), turtle

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Explore our beautiful beaches…

Explore our beautiful beaches… Agnes Water main beach, a beach from a picture book! Learn to surf with Australias cheapest surf lesson with Reef2Beach surf school. Make use of it’s lengths of more than 6km’s and go for a walk or a run… In spring and summer the main beach is patrolled by surf life savers every day, so it’s perfect for families. Right behind the beach is the Agnes Water Beach Holiday caravan park and a nice little cafe with ocean view… The main beach is the perfect allrounder. But did you know that there are many more beaches around Agnes Water that you can explore? It might take a

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