If your heading to Agnes Water or 1770 on a budget, you have come to the PERFECT place! The Discovery Coast is home to so many natural beauties, which makes it the perfect place to holiday, no matter what your budget is. In this post, we'll show you some lesser-known activities of Agnes Water, and some of the more popular ones.
Eat out on a Budget at 1770
With spectacular sunsets, a beautiful sandy beach, green grass in the park and a children's playground, there is no better budget place to eat out than down at 1770 - just bring your BBQ meat, a few premade salads (or grab a selection from the local Foodworks Supermarket), roll out the picnic blanket, pour a drink and watch the sun go down in style.
1770 Foreshore is located a short 10 min drive from Gibsons Pet Friendly Accommodation in Agnes Water. The sandy beach is calm and a popular swimming spot for families with children. If you can line up high tide with the sunset, it'll be even better! Check the tides here.
This dog friendly park provides free BBQ’s, public toilets & picnic tables.
Visit the Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary - Agnes Water
For a popular low cost fun and educational activity that is suitable for the whole family, we recommend a visit to the Horizon Kangaroo Sanctuary. Located in the Cove Estate - a short 5 minute drive from Agnes Water, the sanctuary is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned joeys. For nearly 10 years Garry and Denise have dedicated their lives to orphans kangaroos. In the Sanctuary kangaroos are free, and most of them have been reintroduced to the wild again. Visiting the Sanctuary offers a unique experience to get up close and personal with kangaroos and joeys.
For $10 per person, the Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary offers a 'Kangaroo Experience' that starts at 3.30 every day and lasts approximately 2 hours.
Please phone (07) 4974 7783 for information
Located at 15 Fitzroy Crescent, Agnes Water.
Clearly, please leave your doggies at home for this activity!
Fishing Agnes Water & 1770
If you love fishing, chances are you'll love Agnes Water & 1770. Boasting a large number of beautiful beach fishing spots in and around the area, some are secluded and some are in more known areas. I will never forget the day we wandered around the rocks up near the 1770 Captain Cook Monument, threw a line in and within 5 minutes pulled in a beautifully sized flathead!
Rock fishing is popular among keen anglers and Agnes Water & 1770 offers the most consistent and finest fishing on the eastern seaboard. A popular spot is known as the 'Catwalk' up near the 1770 headland, Wreck Rock in Deepwater National Park is also popular.
Expect to catch Sweetlip, Dart, Bream, Swallowtail Dar, Jew, Tailor, Mackeral, Sharks and Winter Whiting to name just a few!
Check the tides before you go, and always be careful when fishing off rocks.
Explore Agnes Water & 1770 By Bike!
From Agnes Water all the way to 1770 there is a wonderful walk/bike trail. Once you make it through the hustle and bustle of the Agnes Water township, Captain Cook Drive separates into a great walking or biking track for approx 8k’s all the way to 1770 Marina Cafe (read our write up on the best places to eat here)
Check out the National Parks of the Agnes Water & 1770 Area
If you are a keen nature beach and bush explorer, Agnes Water & 1770 are pretty much surrounded by National Parks!
To the South of Agnes Water is the Cabbage Palm littered Deepwater National Park. This park is accessed by 4wd only and provides 3 incredible stopping points, Flat Rock, Middle Rock & Wreck Rock. Deepwater National Park is a scenic wonderland for beachcombing, fishing & exploring.
To the North of Agnes Water & 1770 is Eurimbula National Park. Fishing the Eurimbula creek is a popular activity at any tide or time of the day and is also a great place for catching the sunset with a cheese platter and a few beers
A bit closer to all the action is Joseph Banks Conservation Park. The most popular aspect of this park (located in 1770) is Round Hill Headland and the 1770 Captain Cook Monument. Read about the wonderful Butterly Walk you can do here in this article we wrote.
6. Feed the Fish at the 1770 Marina
Head down to the 1770 Marina and off the pier (there are two spots you can check out) you can see a variety of fish swimming around. At the cafe, you can purchase a bag of fish food for $2 and watch the feeding frenzy happen right before your eyes! If you are keen you can take your rod and try your luck. Bream are very popular here, and it is a great place to teach the littlies how to fish.
Plan your next holiday today!
Agnes Water is the perfect destination in South East Queensland to experience on a budget. Whether you are a family, a couple, or a group, Agnes Water and 1770 are filled with so many activities that are low cost or free. If you love nature, beautiful scenery, deserted beaches, great walking tracks, clear sunny days, and amazing sunsets - this is the destination for you!
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