Holiday Accommodation Town of 1770, Queensland

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Town of 1770
Town of 1770

This ‘Holiday Accommodation: Town of 1770, Queensland’ blog post will provide you with various accommodation options from hostels and self-contained apartments, to non-powered and powered camping spots.  The Town of 1770 and Agnes Water is a very popular area to holiday due to its proximity to Brisbane and the many activities on offer in this region.


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― Captain James Cook

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Where is the Town of 1770?

The Town of 1770 is a coastal town and city in the Gladstone Region of Queensland, Australia. The town is built on the site of the second landing in Australia by James Cook and the crew of the HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (and their first landing in what is now the state of Queensland).

The Town of 1770 is approximately 90 minutes south of Gladstone, and 90 minutes north of Bundaberg on the Discovery Coast.


Why Holiday in the Town of 1770?

This sleepy, relaxed little beachside town offers an array of tours as well as numerous activities to suit all members of the family. Spend your day fishing, sailing, or walking the numerous nature trails. Also, Agnes Water is just a short drive down the road.


Things to Do in the Town of 1770

1770 Sunset

Being one of only a few places on the east coast of Australia to enjoy a sunset over the ocean, this daily spectacle is a “must do” while visiting the area.  Around sunset, people gather along the 1770 foreshore and the headland to watch the sunset over Bustard Bay. Be sure to arrive about 1/2 hour early and to stay another 1/2 hour after the sun has set as sometimes the most beautiful moments can be before or after the actual sunset.


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

LARC

The pink amphibious LARC’S provide a truly unique amphibian adventure, travelling the coastlines of Eurimbula National Park and the waterways of Bustard Bay to the isolated Bustard Head Lighthouse, the first lighthouse to be built in Queensland.

  • Where: 535 Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy
  • Hours: Mon, Wed and Sat 8:00am to 5:00pm, Tues, Thur and Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sun 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Cost: From $40 depending on the type of tour you choose

READ ABOUT MORE THINGS TO DO IN THIS AREA HERE

Town of 1770
Town of 1770

Accommodation: Town of 1770, Queensland

There are limited accommodation options in the Town of 1770 catering for tourists. Due to this, and the popularity of this area for holidaying tourists, it is highly recommended to book early.

Backpacker / Hostels

At the budget end, the backpacker / hostel range is limited in the Town of 1770 itself. However, there are a couple close by 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

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR BACKPACKERS / HOSTELS IN THE TOWN OF 1770 AND AGNES WATER.


Hotels / Motels

Hotel / motel styles of accommodation in the Town of 1770 itself does not exist. If you prefer this style of accommodation, you will need to stay in the nearby town of Agnes Water.

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)

Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort

Sandcastles 1770 Motel & 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.

  • Where: 13 Webster Court, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: AC, free WiFi, BBQ area, free parking, resort pool

Mango Tree Motel
The centrally located Mango Tree Motel is a 2 minute walk from Agnes Water Beach and 200 m from Agnes Water Shopping Centre. 

  • Where: 7 Agnes Street, Agnes Water
  • Facilities: AC, free WiFi, BBQ area, free parking
Accommodation Town of 1770: Escape 1770 Motel
Accommodation Town of 1770: Escape 1770 Motel

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Resorts / Self Contained Holiday Apartments

Self-contained holiday apartments, luxury units, hotels and resorts are also available in the coastal strip along the coastline in towns like Agnes Waters and the Town of 1770. 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)

Moorings
Boutique accommodation option offering fabulous uninterrupted bay views.

  • Where: 6 Endeavour Street, Town of 1770
  • Facilities: 300m2 two storey beach house with AC, balcony, free WiFi, free parking

Baywatch 3
Baywatch 3 is situated along the Esplanade of 1770. This is in a prime position where you can enjoy a short stroll along the boardwalk to restaurants, the beach and parkland. There is a spacious balcony where you can enjoy watching the sun set over the water each evening.

  • Where: 3/634 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770
  • Facilities: 180m2 luxurious beachfront apartment with AC, balcony, free WiFi, free parking, private pool, Balinese pavilion

Sunset Cabins 1770
Sunset Cabins 1770 is just 250m from the city centre and absolute beachfront.

  • Where: 574 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770
  • Facilities: Self-contained apartment with AC, balcony, free WiFi, free parking,

Mid-Range (Up to AUD$200)

Captain Cook Holiday Village 1770
Captain Cook Holiday Village 1770 is just 900m from the beach.

  • Where: 384 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770
  • Facilities: Cabin with AC, balcony, free WiFi, on-site restaurant, pool

1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort
Lagoons 1770 Resort and Spa 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 Waters
  • Facilities: Self-contained apartment with AC, free WiFi, on-site restaurant and bar, pool, on=site spa and wellness centre
Accommodation Town of 1770: 1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort
Accommodation Town of 1770: 1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort

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Caravan Parks / Camping

In the Town of 1770, 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 the Town of 1770

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

The Town of 1770 Caravan Parks with Powered Sites

1770 Camping Ground

1770 Campground is a commercial camping ground with absolute beach access and all the facilities. You’ll be able to launch your boat and do a spot of fishing in the bay and off shore, or, check out some of Queensland’s most northern surf beaches.  A great spot for the kids to run around and explore the beach or do some canoeing. This popular camp ground fills up quickly and bookings are recommended.

  • Where: 641 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, amenities block, coin-operated laundry, camp kitchen
  • Cost: From $38 per night for an unpowered site, $43 for a powered site
  • Maximum Stay: N/A

Captain Cook Holiday Village

The Captain Cook Holiday Village is designed with accommodation to suit everyone. The entire caravan park is a sanctuary for lorikeets, kangaroos, wild bush turkeys and possums. 

  • Where: Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, swimming pool, children’s playground, camp kitchen, pet friendly
  • Cost: From $32 per night for an unpowered site, $40 for a powered site
  • Maximum Stay: N/A
Accommodation Town of 1770: Captain Cook Holiday Village
Accommodation Town of 1770: Captain Cook Holiday Village

READ MORE: AGNES WATERS: CAMPING HOLIDAY PLANNER


In Summary

The Town of 1770 is a very popular spot for tourists and as such, accommodation options book out well ahead of time.  We highly recommended pre-booking accommodation to ensure you avoid disappointment.

Have you holidayed in the Town of 1770 and stayed at any of the abovementioned places?  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 Money3.5
Cuisine4
Friendliness of Locals4
Ease of Language Barrier5
Climate4.5
Activities and Tours5
Ease of Travel5
Culture Barrier5
Safety4.5
TOTAL EXIT45 RATING40.5 / 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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