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Agnes Water

Agnes Water (Australia)

Practical information on Agnes Water

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Extreme Sports
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Two hours' drive from Bundaberg
When to go
From May to September
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Agnes Water

Alicia Munoz Seasoned Traveller
87 written opinions

Small town located on the east coast of Australia, south of Gladstone and the Great Barrier Reef. Agnes Water is the east coast's surfing destination par excellence.

My suggestion:
Arrive in May-July to take advantage of a more temperate season. It's best to choose this town for your stay and drive the 8 km to the little "1770" village.
My review

The tropics without rain are more pleasant, though. Its remoteness in relation to main roads keeps this place relatively off the beaten track. Surfers, I recommend that you take advantage of this stop to hire a board at much more attractive prices than you'll find in the major towns of the east coast. Nice waves, warm water and empty beaches, far from the hordes of the south... Agnes Water is perfect for the beginning surfer!

The nearby Eurimbula National Park offers southern bush scenery. It is renowned for fishing and four-wheel driving. I advise you to bring along your insecticide, as the sandflies wreak havoc. For a - shall we say, singular - experience, motorcycling enthusiasts can join a "bikie gang". Backpackers seem to love this activity, which involves putting themselves in a biker's place on a mini Harley Davidson, accompanied by a guide who knows the best spots for wildlife sightings. 

Lisa Gaillard Seasoned Traveller
47 written opinions

Agnes Water, which owes its name to a stranded boat, is twinned locally with Town of 1770 (7km) Surrounded by national parks, both villages are famous for being quiet tourist destinations, away from the crowds.

My suggestion:
Going north, Agnes Wate r is the last beach in Queensland where you can surf: take surfing lessons, dive, fish, explore the national parks of the area, book yourself a boat trip on the reef.
My review

I was at Agnes Water in October; the weather was overcast and it wasn't very hot. Access to the main beach is isolated, in the forest. You are in an unspoiled place, without large buildings in the surrounding area.

I unfortunately could not take full advantage of this place or take part in any possible activities, given the weather conditions. I hope that you have better luck than me. While I was there, there were some people having surfing lessons.

Warning! If you swim between November and April, always think about wearing swimwear that will protect you against microscopic jellyfish called Stingers, whose sting can be fatal.

The Town of 1770, so called because it was discovered by Captain Cook on this date, is, in turn, situated on a peninsula. From the marina, you can travel to Lady Musgrave Island to visit the Great Barrier Reef. In Town of 1770, I liked roaming along the beach at low tide, taking photos of crab holes, Pelicans etc... There reigns a certain serenity. A 180 degree panorama awaits you.

In this region, you can live an Australian experience, off the beaten track and a little tranquility on this popular East coast.

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