Agnes Water and Town of 1770 at the southern end of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have come a long way since I first visited the Discovery Coast, long before the access roads were sealed.
Back then, generally only Bundaberg and Gladstone locals who were looking for quiet fishing spots, and their relatives like us, braved the rough corrugated dirt roads.
Since the roads were sealed, however, the area has really come of age and now attracts visitors from throughout Australia and overseas in great numbers.
At first glance, Agnes Water and Town of 1770 still appear to be sleepy seaside villages but start exploring and you’ll find there are lots of things to do for people of all ages and interests including the Kent Barton gallery and Agnes Water Museum.
Below are highlights from my recent stay in Agnes Water while on a short house-sitting stint.
For a full list of attractions and accommodation, visit http://www.visitagnes1770.com.au