Agnes Water, Town of 1770 & Eurimbula National Park
Agnes Water is 57 kilometres from the turnoff at Lowmead Road. Access is also possible from Miriam Vale which is the same distance away. The road is partly sealed with the balance being good gravel, however, careful driving is necessary. Agnes Water is directly on the ocean front and has the most northern surf beach in Queensland. Its great weather and get away from it all ambience make it a perfect holiday location. The district's history is showcased at the town's museum.
Some 6 kilometres north of Agnes Water is the Town of 1770, so named after the visit of Lieut. James Cook in May, 1770. This was Cook's second landfall in Australia, the first in Queensland so giving rise to the area's claim to be the birthplace of Queensland. The name Bustard, common to the area, was given by Cook because they shot a scrub turkey Fishing's great either in Round Hill Creek or out on the offshore reefs. Great Barrier Reef and fishing cruises are available from here. An amphibian Larc operates adventure trips to nearby secluded beaches, estuaries and National Parks.
Joseph Banks collected plants from the diverse vegetation communities of the area. Here, broad sandy beaches are backed by low dunes. There's a camping ground at Bustard Beach but campers must be self sufficient and the nearest supplies are a Agnes Water, 25 kilometres away by road or the Town of 1770, 4 kilometres away by boat. The road access is about 10 kilomtres before Agnes Water, turn left and the park entrance is a further 4 kilometres. The 11 kilometre bush track to the camping area id open to conventional vehicles with care in dry weather, four wheel drives are recommended.