Accommodation in Agnes Waters

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Agnes Water Beach
Agnes Water Beach

There are a variety of options for accommodation in Agnes Waters from self-contained apartments to free / low cost camping sites.  The region of Gladstone on the Queensland coast has grown in popularity over the years as a tourist destination for both Australian and international tourists. As such, make sure you book your accommodation as early as you can to avoid disappointment. 


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“An ocean breeze puts the mind at ease.” 

– Ali Gordon –

Why Holiday in Agnes Water?

Located on the Discovery Coast at the southern-most end of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, this coastal town is well known as a holiday destination that has something to offer every type of traveller. Agnes Water and the nearby Town of 1770 offer pristine beaches, rain forest and bush walking trails, plus an extensive range of wildlife.


Things to Do in Agnes Waters

1770 Distillery

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. The liqueurs are made in an age old artisan skill handed down by generations of ardent distillers. All liqueurs are hand made in copper pot stills. It is believed 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 liqueurs are made with fresh fruits, herbs and spices.

  • Where: 220 Bicentennial Drive, Agnes Waters
  • Hours: Wed – Mon 10:00am to 4:00pm (Closed Tuesday)
  • Cost: Small tasting charge is then deducted from bottle price upon purchase
1770 Distillery, Agnes Water
1770 Distillery – Things to Do in Agnes Water

Agnes Water Beach

With beautiful surfing beaches, Agnes Waters is Queensland’s most recognised northerly surf beach that attracts surfers from all over the world.  The beach stretches all the way to the Town of 1770 headland – about 6kms. Great surf for longboards with the best waves being at the Point.

Entry to the beach is via the footbridge near the parking area at Tom Jeffery Park at Agnes Street. Also, Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort has a public beach access and is the closest to the patrolled beach area apart from Tom Jeffrey Park.

November and December are the best months to catch a glimpse of nesting mother turtles on the beach at Agnes Waters.


Agnes Water Museum

The Agnes Water Museum celebrates the landing of Lt James Cook with copies of journals, logs, charts, a model of HM Bark Endeavour, and much more.

Other popular displays include; Indigenous and Islander artefacts, fossils, minerals, local coral and shells, maritime history, Bustard Head Light Station, photographs and books of the early days of Miriam Vale, Rosedale, Bororen, Baffle Creek, Agnes Water and Town of 1770, and memorabilia from the Discovery Coast Region.

  • Where: 71 Springs Road, Agnes Waters
  • Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 1:00pm (Closed Tuesday)
  • Cost: Adult $3, Child free
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Deepwater National Park

The park’s diverse vegetation of coastal scrubs, eucalypt woodlands, wet heaths and sedgelands surround Deepwater Creek and its tributaries. Tannins and other substances leached from surrounding heath plants stain the creek water brown. The creek is fringed by tall forests of swamp mahogany, paperbark and cabbage palms, and is broken in places by shallow sections of reed bed and paperbark forest. In these areas water only flows during the wet season.

Deepwater supports diverse birdlife such as emus, red-tailed black-cockatoos, honeyeaters, brahminy kites and waterbirds. Nesting turtles frequent Deepwater Beach from October to April, and turtle hatchlings emerge from the nests from January, usually at night.

  • Where: 526 Anderson Way, Agnes Waters
  • Hours: Anytime
  • Cost: No Cost

Eurimbula National Park

Many people come to Eurimbula National Park to enjoy the beach and fishing in a quiet, unspoiled area, but there is more to this area than meets the eye. The sandy beaches, pristine waterways and windswept headlands adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park are only some of the area’s features.

The park is rich in cultural history and is part of the Gooreng Gooreng Aboriginal people’s traditional country.

  • Where: Eurimbula Road, Round Hill
  • Hours: Anytime
  • Cost: No Cost

Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary

A sanctuary for injured and orphaned kangaroos and joeys, Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary provides an experience like no other and is perfect for wildlife lovers. The sanctuary is dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing these injured Aussie animals.

The open plan sanctuary allows kangaroos to roam free and eventually be reintroduced to the wild. With little cubby houses and beds for joeys to sleep in, replicating the feeling of a mother’s pouch, you can pet, feed and play with the animals with the Kangaroo Experience. The Kangaroo Experience takes visitors behind-the-scenes of the sanctuary to get up close to the animals and learn about how they’re cared for.

  • Where: 15 Fitzroy Crescent, Agnes Waters
  • Hours: Mon – Sun 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Cost: $10 per person

Paperbark Forest Boardwalk

Duration: 400m approximately 45min.

The trail is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. 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.

  • Where: Spring Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, Agnes Waters
  • Hours: Anytime
  • Cost: No Cost
Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Agnes Water
Paperbark Forest Boardwalk – Things to Do In Agnes Water

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Accommodation in Agnes Waters

There is quite a wide variety of accommodation options in Agnes Waters catering for tourists. From budget options in backpacker hostels to luxury 5 star houses, there is something to suit every budget. Due to the popularity of this area for holidaying tourists, it is highly recommended to book early.


Backpacker / Hostels

At the budget end, there are a number of options available in the backpacker / hostel range in Agnes Water.


1770 YHA Beachside Backpacker
1770 YHA is the closest hostel to Agnes Water main beach, which is only 200 meters away. It is the only hostel in town with direct beach access!

  • Where: 52 Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: Free WiFi in public areas, free breakfast, pool, use of body boards, games room with pool table, lounge room with smart TV and Netflix, free shuttle to and from Greyhound bus stop
  • Cost: From AUD$26 / person / night

Cool Bananas
Cool Bananas is only 3 minute walk to the beach and 2 minute walk to the shops. 

  • Where: 2 Springs Road, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: Free WiFi in public areas, free tea and coffee, free lockers, Sunday movie night, free shuttle to and from Greyhound bus stop
  • Cost: From AUD$28 / person / night

Backpackers @ 1770
Backpackers @ 1770 is just a 5 minute walk to the beach.

  • Where: 22 Graham Colyer Drive, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: Free WiFi in public areas, free board games and pool table, book swap, free shuttle to and from Greyhound bus stop
  • Cost: From AUD$26 / person / night

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Hotels / Motels

There are a number of hotel / motel styles of accommodation in Agnes Waters, some of which are listed below.


Luxury (AUD$200 and Up)

Escape 1770 Motel
The Escape 1770 Motel advertises itself as a “No Kids – NO SMOKING – No Partying” Boutique Resort.

  • Where: 3 Agnes Street, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: 300m2 two storey beach house with AC, balcony, free WiFi, free parking, day spa

Mid-Range (Up to AUD$200)

Mango Tree Motel

The centrally located Mango Tree Motel is a 2 minute walk from Agnes Water Beach and 200m from Agnes Water Shopping Centre. It offers simple accommodation with free parking and a BBQ area. 

  • Where: 7 Agnes Street, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: 30m2 Queen Room with AC, free WiFi, patio terrace, free parking

Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort

Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort is centrally located within a 5 minute walk from main shopping centres and it has direct beach access to the main patrolled surf beach in Agnes Water. Set in lush tropical gardens, there are plenty of areas for the kids to run around or ride their bikes in safety.

  • Where: 40 Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: Studio apartments with AC, free WiFi, on-site bar, 2 resort pools, heated spa, free parking
Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort - Accommodation in Agnes Waters
Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort – Accommodation in Agnes Waters

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Resorts / Self Contained Holiday Apartments

Self-contained holiday apartments, luxury units, and resorts are also available along the coastline in Agnes Waters. You will be guaranteed to find the right style of accommodation and the perfect price that you are looking to pay for in the region of Gladstone.


Luxury (AUD$200 and Up)

Agnes Sails

Luxury 3 bedroom townhouse with sea view perfectly located on the beachfront.

  • Where: 1 Promenade, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: 220m2 luxury townhouse with AC, balcony with sea and garden views, free WiFi, free parking

Edge on Beaches

Conveniently located just 300m from Agnes Water Beach, Edge on Beaches boasts 4 swimming pools.

  • Where: Corner Captain Cook Drive and Beaches Village Circuit, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: self-contained villa with AC, private sun terrace with sea and garden views, free WiFi, free parking

Pavillions on 1770

Located just 50m from Agnes Water Beach, each spacious apartment at Pavillions on 1770 features a modern kitchen, luxury spa bath and a private balcony or courtyard with BBQ. Guests can swim in the 25m pool or relax in the heated spa pool.

  • Where: 4 Beaches Village Circuit, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: 120m2 one bedroom apartment with AC, private balcony, free WiFi, free parking
Pavillions on 1770 - Accommodation in Agnes Waters
Pavillions on 1770 – Accommodation in Agnes Waters

Mid-Range (Up to AUD$200)

1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort
Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa is just a 3 minute drive from the local airport and a 4 minute drive from the centre of Agnes Water.

  • Where: Cnr Captain Cook Drive and Beaches Village Circuit, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: Self-contained apartment with AC, free WiFi, on-site restaurant and bar, pool, on-site spa and wellness centre

Coral Suite in Resort Complex

Coral Suite in Resort Complex is a beachfront property just 400m from the centre of Agnes Water.

  • Where: 18A 40 Captain Cook Drive, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: 65m2 self-contained apartment with AC, free WiFi, terrace with garden views, hot tub, on-site restaurant, pool

Devocean

Located just 1.3km from Agnes Water, Devocean offers beachfront accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, bar, garden and free WiFi.

  • Where: Captain Cook Drive, Unit 4 The edge on Beaches, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: self-contained one bedroom apartment with AC, free WiFi, terrace, swimming pool, free parking
Devocean - Accommodation in Agnes Water
Devocean – Accommodation in Agnes Water

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Caravan Parks / Camping

In Agnes Water, there are a couple of caravan / camping options available which have all the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay.


Cheap / Free Camping in Agnes Water

Deepwater National Park

Deepwater National Park’s diverse vegetation of coastal scrubs, eucalypt woodlands, wet heaths and sedgelands surround Deepwater Creek and its tributaries. Tannins and other substances leached from surrounding heath plants stain the creek water brown. The creek is fringed by tall forests of swamp mahogany, paperbark and cabbage palms, and is broken in places by shallow sections of reed bed and paperbark forest. In these areas water only flows during the wet season.

Deepwater supports diverse birdlife such as Emus, Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoos, Honeyeaters, Brahminy Kites and waterbirds. Nesting Turtles frequent Deepwater Beach from October to April, and turtle hatchlings emerge from the nests from January, usually at night.

You have your choice of two camping areas: Middle Rock camping area is 14 km south of Agnes Water and Wreck Rock camping area is 17 km south of Agnes Water.

Before you visit, check park alerts for the latest information about conditions at Broadwater Regional Park, particularly after wet weather, as road conditions change quickly.

  • Where: 526 Anderson Way, Agnes Water
  • Suitable For: High clearance four-wheel-drive (4WD) access only
  • Facilities: Wreck Rock – toilets, cold shower facilities, Middle Rock – no facilities
  • Cost: $6.75 / person / night (Obtain a camping permit here)
  • Maximum Stay: N/A

Eurimbula National Park

Many people come to Eurimbula National Park to enjoy the beach and fishing in a quiet, unspoiled area, but there is more to this area than meets the eye. The sandy beaches, pristine waterways and windswept headlands adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park are only some of the area’s features.

The park is rich in cultural history and is part of the Gooreng Gooreng Aboriginal people’s traditional country.

You have your choice of four camping areas: Eurimbula Creek and Middle Creek camping area can be accessed by road, whilst Rodds Peninsular and Bustard Heads camping areas are available for visitors arriving by boat.

  • Where: Eurimbula Road, Round Hill
  • Suitable For: High clearance four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles with low range capacity are recommended
  • Facilities: Middle Creek and Eurimbula Creek – toilets, Bustard Head and Rodds Peninsular – no facilities
  • Cost: $6.75 / person / night (Obtain a camping permit here)
  • Maximum Stay: N/A
Eurimbula National Park - Agnes Water
Eurimbula National Park – Agnes Water

Workman’s Beach

Workman’s Beach, Agnes Water, is set high on the hill above Queensland’s most northern surf beach. This pet friendly site is well protected, mostly shaded, and is only a short distance from the centre of Agnes Water. Allocation is on a ‘first-in’ basis only; none of the camp sites can be booked.

  • Where: 95 Springs Road, Agnes Water
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Facilities: Flushing toilets, cold shower facilities, free gas barbecues, drinking water, pet friendly
  • Cost: $9.35 / person / night (Ranger will collect fees onsite on a daily basis)
  • Maximum Stay: N/A

Agnes Waters Caravan Parks with Powered Sites

Agnes Waters Caravan Park

The Agnes Waters Beach Holidays Caravan Park has an idyllic beachfront location and offers accommodation with beautiful ocean views. This six-acre park sits amongst rainforest trees and tropical palms which offer shade, tranquillity and privacy.

  • Where: Jeffery Court, Agnes Water
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Facilities: Amenities block, coin-operated laundry, free gas BBQ’s, camp kitchen
  • Cost: From $35 per night for an unpowered site, $45 for a powered site
  • Maximum Stay: N/A

The Reef Caravan Park

The Reef Caravan Park is set in a tranquil setting on 40 acres of bushland and tropical gardens, just 5 minutes to the beaches of Agnes Water. It is a relaxing haven with an abundance of local birdlife and wildlife.

  • Where: 34 Rocky Crossing Road, Agnes Water Court, Agnes Water
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Facilities: Extra large sites, amenities block, laundry, swimming pool, children’s playground, communal kitchen, pizza oven, herb and vegetable garden, Gnomieland, pet friendly
  • Cost: From $12.50 / person / night for an unpowered site, $38 for a powered site
  • Maximum Stay: N/A

We stayed here overnight on our 1 Month Trip of Queensland and we loved it. We met lots of lovely people around the campfire, enjoyed an interesting walk around Gnomieland and the black cockatoos were a spectacular sight in the morning.


READ MORE: AGNES WATERS: CAMPING HOLIDAY PLANNER


In Summary

Agnes Water is a magnificent area in the region of Gladstone to take a holiday. There is lots to do not only with Agnes Water and the nearby Town of 1770, but also day trips. Agnes Water is a very popular spot for tourists and as such, accommodation books out well ahead of time.  We highly recommended pre-booking accommodation to ensure you avoid disappointment.

Have you holidayed in Agnes Water and stayed at any of the abovementioned accommodation options?  What did you think? Please leave comments below.


Exit45 Rating

The Exit45 Rating scale runs from a low of 1 to a high of 5 in each of the 9 categories.  As such, the higher the score out of 45, the better the Exit45 Rating.  N.B. These scores are our own personal opinions and are based on our experiences, budget constraints and what we love doing i.e. adventure seeking foodies who love snorkelling and water related activities.

Value for Money4
Cuisine4
Friendliness of Locals4
Ease of Language Barrier5
Climate4.5
Activities and Tours5
Ease of Travel5
Culture Barrier5
Safety4.5
TOTAL EXIT45 RATING41 / 45

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We are Peta (Australian) and Jonas (Swedish/Australian), a couple in our mid 40’s / early 50’s who have been travelling the world fulltime since January 2018. We met and lived on the Gold Coast, Australia and spent many evenings researching and watching YouTube vlogs about travel and dreaming of the day we would retire and be able to enjoy a lot more travel ourselves. Over the years, a number of events happened to family and friends and an opportunity arose which made us decide to not wait but to instead take a “Gap Year”. We are now in our 3rd year of travel and still hunger for new adventures and embrace the uncertainty that comes with full-time travel. If you want to know more about who we are, why we choose this lifestyle and how we do it, please follow our adventures and see how you can do it too.

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