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Agnes Water Queensland

A welcoming coastal community with pristine beaches and diverse wildlife.


At a Glance

Agnes Water features a beach that is around 5.5km long and is one of the closest access point to the southern Great Barrier Reef. Here, you can swim or surf at the many beaches or take a scenic drive around the coast. Else, you could visit the Paperbark Forest Boardwalk and take a stroll through wooden walkways and stepping stones surrounded by awe-inspiring paperbark trees and curious wildlives.

Agnes Water is in close proximity to another town nearby called 1770, many often see these two towns as a single destination. When travelling between these two towns, don’t forget to drop by the Discovery Coast Market to browse local stalls with handcrafted items.


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Where is Agnes Water?

 

Agnes Water is 538 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Agnes Water is a coastal town in the Gladstone Region, located 70km north of Bundaberg. In addition to a surf beach, the town is intersected by rocky headlands and a stream behind the coastline. The town features a coastal camping reserve and the Miriam Vale Historical Society Museum. The cheapest way to get to Agnes Water from Brisbane is by driving, taking the bus or train.


 

Things to see in Agnes Water

 

1770 Distillery

Boutique Distillery to utilise the locally grown fruits of the area and to provide a unique experience for both locals and tourists. The making of our liqueurs is as an age old artisan skill handed down by generations of ardent distillers.

 

Deepwater National Park

This is a fantastic little park worth some amazing beaches and pristine bush. You will see all sorts of aussie animals. There are some great fishing and surfing spots but the beaches aren't suitable for young ones swimming all the time.This park protects sandy beaches, diverse coastal lowland vegetation and the catchment of near-pristine Deepwater Creek, one of Queensland’s few remaining undisturbed coastal freshwater streams.

Deepwater National Park

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Workman Beach

Workmans Beach, Agnes Water, is set high on the hill above Queensland's most northern surf beach. This pet-friendly site is protected, mostly shaded and only a short distance from the centre of Agnes Water.This pet-friendly site is well protected, mostly shaded, and is only a short distance from the centre of Agnes Water. You'll get the feeling you're a million miles away, but in fact, you and the dog can shoot down and grab the paper and milk in the morning. The site provides toilets, free gas BBQ's and cold shower facilities.

Workman Beach

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Paperbark Forest Walk

From the town of Agnes Water follows Springs Rd to the south for a little over 2.5km. Look for the large Reedy Creek Reserve sign near a gravel car park on the right-hand side of Springs Rd. Bollards and a trailing icon mark the start of the Paperbark Forest Boardwalk. The trail is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Duration: 400m approximately 45min. Special note: This walking trail is not suitable for all people including the very young or those with limited mobility or balance. You’ll encounter obstacles, stepping stones, fallen debris, water crossings, steps and rough surfaces that require good balance.

Paperbark Forest Walk

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What's the weather like?

 

Agnes Water has a mild and temperate climate where rainfall is more prominent during summer than winter. Agnes Water is subject to the occasional summer thunderstorms. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 30°C with an average minimum of 22°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 22°C with an average minimum of 12°C.

 

Get to know Agnes Water's history

 

Agnes Water was originally inhabited by the Meerooni tribe. First owned by Daniel Clowes in 1883, it was named after a shipwrecked schooner Agnes. It grew as a holiday location due to its proximity to the beach and the southern Great Barrier Reef.