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Town of 1770

Town of 1770 Queensland

A welcoming coastal community with pristine beaches and diverse wildlife.


At a Glance

1770 is a small coastal town along the Discovery Coast. Here, you can swim or surf at the many beaches or take a scenic drive around the coast. Else, you could go camping at the neighbouring national parks and go for a hike looking for wild animals.

1770 is in close proximity with another town nearby called Agnes Water, 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 Town of 1770?

 

The Town of 1770 is 494 kilometres north of Brisbane.

1770 is a coastal town situated on a peninsula. It is located in the Gladstone region bounded by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay. There are four national parks all offering wilderness camping and hiking in the area. The outer surf and inner stillwater beach is also a major tourist attraction. 1770 can be reached by a sealed road from Bundaberg, going through Agnes Water. The best way to get to the town is by driving from Brisbane.


 

Things to see in Town of 1770

 

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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Eurimbula National Park

Captain James Cook, with botanist Sir Joseph Banks, made his first landing in Queensland on this picturesque coastline. The park is botanically diverse and protects mangroves, coastal vine thickets and littoral rainforest. The park itself is a paradise for bushwalkers, boaties and anglers where the 360 metre walking track to Ganoonga Noonga lookout offers views along the coast and across swamps and heathlands.

Eurimbula National Park

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Mount Colosseum National Park

Mount Colosseum is a prominent feature in the landscape. This steep granite peak rises to an elevation of 470m and is dotted with hoop pines towering over the dry rainforest below. Open forests with bloodwoods and ironbarks also grow in the park.

Mount Colosseum National Park

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RoundHill Creek Walking Trail

Visitors to Seventeen Seventy can enjoy a bush walking experience, with a 1.2km walking track in Joseph Banks Conservation Park. This track is also known as the ‘butterfly walk’. It will take approximately 15-25 minutes and requires a moderate level of fitness.

RoundHill Creek Walking Trail

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What's the weather like?

 

The Town of 1770 has a mild and temperate climate where rainfall is more prominent during summer than winter. Similar to Agnes Waters, 1770 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 Town of 1770's history

 

The peculiarly named town of 1770 (also known as Seventeen Seventy), is the second landing site of James Cook in Australia, who named it Round Hill. The name was changed to ‘1770’ in 1970 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Captain Cook’s initial visit in 1770. The people of the town is very proud of its heritage, holding reenactment of this historic event annually during the 1770 Festival.