Town 1770

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a laid-back seaside town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. It’s situated on a peninsula, with the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay on three sides. Located 6 hours north of Rainbow Beach, this is the place on the East Coast where the Great Barrier Reef meets the surf coast and tends to attract many backpackers to the region. The area also has four national parks that offer wilderness camping and hiking, these are: Mount Colosseum, Merimbula, Deepwater and Round Hill.

This town is a tourist attraction, because of the area’s wildlife, sunsets, vegetation, natural environment and an outer surf and inner still water beach. If you are travelling by bus, the Greyhound and the Premier bus stop is in Agnes water. From there you can go to the town of 1770.

What to do?

The most popular activity in 1770 is the Scooteroo tour (where you drive around in a leather jacket on a Harley Davidson spotting for Kangaroos). In this way you can check out all the beautiful sights of this historical town, in 3 hours, on a chopper motorbike. You are also able to see wallabies and kangaroos in the wild and to watch the sunset over the ocean.


If you are up for another adventure, there are also possibilities for surfing and kitesurfing lessons. Check out the links if you would like some more information on the activities.

Kite Surfing

Moreover, there are also day cruises and flights to the outer Great Barrier Reef, to nearby Lady Musgrave Island and Pancake Creek, and the nearby Bustard Head lighthouse.

Where to stay in 1770?

Most backpackers, who are travelling to the town of 1770, stay at Southern Cross Backpackers. This is the most popular hostel in Agnes Water and they also offer the Scooteroo tour, as mentioned above. You can buy an accommodation-tour package, which makes it a very nice and easy stay!