Our most recommended things to do in Agnes Water

From 1770: Lady Musgrave Island Snorkelling Day Cruise

1. From 1770: Lady Musgrave Island Snorkelling Day Cruise

Venture to the uninhabited Lady Musgrave Island, departing in comfort from Queensland’s quaint seaside town in 1770. This unique Southern Great Barrier Reef coral cay sits within a reef-formed lagoon. The friendly local crew will share the raw beauty of this natural wonder through glass-bottom boat viewing, guided island walks, and snorkeling activities. As a significant turtle breeding ground and rookery, this location provides the privilege of daily turtle encounters. Sightings may also include humpback whales, dolphins, manta rays, and a plethora of reef life. Sheltered lagoon waters ensure clear and safe snorkeling conditions for all abilities and ages, year-round. The town of Seventeen Seventy is located approximately 15 minutes drive north of Agnes Water.

Town 1770: Afternoon Coastline Tour

2. Town 1770: Afternoon Coastline Tour

The Afternoon Cruise crosses Round Hill Creek, cruises along the edge of Eurimbula National Park up to Eurimbula Creek. Turns around and returns to explore the 1770 sand bar. This one hour joyride is fun for the whole family, with an entertaining running commentary, breath taking scenery, amazing wildlife and an exciting finale! It is the perfect introduction to the area, a great taste tester of our vessels abilities and very easy to fit into any time schedule.

Eurimbula National Park Tour: Picnic on the Beach

3. Eurimbula National Park Tour: Picnic on the Beach

The Larc + Lunch tour ventures across two water ways, edges along Eurimbula National Park, to be greeted by a gorgeous golden stretch of foreshore. Here the only footprints in the sand are your own. Lunch will be served under the shade of an old casuarina tree in THE most “beach front” setting you can get! After lunch you can sit back in your beach chair appreciating the surrounding scenery, stroll along the shoreline for treasures, or take a dip in the refreshing waters of Bustard Bay. The LARC journey includes an informative and entertaining commentary on the local history, culture, flora and fauna.  

LARC! Paradise Tour: Beach, Lunch and Sandboarding

4. LARC! Paradise Tour: Beach, Lunch and Sandboarding

Paradise Tour starts with a journey along the edge of Eurimbula National Park, over vast sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of four tidal creeks. Our crew relay the history of the Town of 1770 and let out a few clues of what is to come at Bustard Head. The first stop is our hidden shaded picnic spot at the edge of Jenny Lind Creek, for morning tea. The scenic 4wd journey up Bustard Headland then guarantees to be the best aerial view in the world from a boat and drops you at the footsteps of the historical Bustard Head Lightstation aka ’the Lighthouse of Tragedy’. A volunteer light-keeper will guide you through the light-keepers cottage that has been transformed into a museum and is brimming with priceless artefacts, maritime treasures and enough mysteries to sink a ship (literally). Our skipper will take you up the spiralling stairs to the balcony of the lighthouse tower, sharing a magnificent unmarred 360° view and then down a winding path to say hello to past occupants at the cemetery – many of which had terrible fates. Once you’ve explored the skeletons in the stations closet it’s back down the headland for a healthy lunch prepared by our friends at 1770 Marina Café. Accompanied by our secret recipe freshly brewed Billy tea. There is an optional opportunity to explore a quick forest walk before boarding again to cross the incredible Jenny Lind Creek. Your destination – the towering dunes of Middle Island. The only place where it’s completely fine to push your friends and family down a 35metre hill (on a boogie board of course) and call it sandboarding. Exhausted from the calf muscle workout, it’s time for a refreshing dip. Then back on board ready for the return journey. Your day is topped off with wildlife sightings and light-hearted local stories while the pastel colours of the lowering sun signal the end of another day in Paradise.

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