The towns of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy are relaxed seaside communities. The latter earned its name from a visit by explorer Captain Cook in 1770, an event which made him the first visitor to step on Queensland soil.
These towns sit next to kilometres of striking beaches that front the deep blue waters of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Grab your surf or body board and catch a wave on Queensland’s most northerly surf beach. Dolphins are often spotted along this stretch of coast.
The towns are also the coastal departure point for reef and island tours, including visits to the coral cay of Lady Musgrave Island and tours to the outer reef. If you love diving or snorkelling Lady Musgrave offers some of clearest waters and best scenery on the entire reef and is ideal for inexperienced snorkellers. The calm and protected waters of the large reef lagoon offer magical sights of tropical fish, coral and aquatic plant life.