Destination Guide: Agnes Water

Agnes Water

Things to do in Agnes Water

Discover the uncrowded beaches and pristine national parks that surround the twin seaside villages of Agnes Water and 1770!

Places to visit in Agnes Water

Sun, sand and seclusion. Agnes Water is the place to go for great waves, abundant wildlife and access to the Southern Great Barrier Reef!

Agnes Water Beach

The golden sands of Agnes Water Beach are a welcome sight for any visitor. This is the most northerly beach on Australia’s east coast to regularly receive Tasman Sea swell, making it a popular destination for surfers.

Reedy Creek Reserve

Just minutes from the beach, take an Insta-worthy stroll through the majestic paperbark tea trees, butterflies and colourful fungi of Reedy Creek Reserve’s circular Paperbark Forest Boardwalk.

Middle Island

Catch an amphibious LARC craft out to Middle Island and go sandboarding down 30m (98ft) dunes and into the beautiful waters of Bustard Bay. Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding are also popular aquatic activities in Agnes Water.

Lady Musgrave Island

Take a boat out to Lady Musgrave Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, where paradise awaits. Spend the day swimming, snorkelling and encountering an assortment of underwater wildlife, including tropical fish and turtles!

Accommodation in Agnes Water

Our buses are just the beginning. We’ve teamed up with the best hostel providers in Australia to offer flexible passes and packages that make it a breeze to secure quality accommodation that won’t break the bank, no matter where your journey takes you!

The 1770 YHA is a popular accommodation option in Agnes Water.

YHA Dreamcatcher Pass

Available from 7 to 28 nights, the Dreamcatcher pass allows you to pre-purchase your accommodation without locking in the dates. It can be used to book dorm-style accommodation at Airlie Beach YHA and more than 70 other YHA hostels around Australia.

1170 YHA
52 Captain Cook Dr,
Agnes Water QLD 4677


Travel & Accommodation Packages

Want more travel and accommodation options? Packaging our Whimit Travel Pass with two of the best hostel providers in Australia, we’ve created the perfect Travel & Accommodation packages for any traveller!


How to get to Agnes Water

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With more than 180 stops across the country and services in all mainland states and territories, Greyhound is Australia’s largest coach network. Here are our most popular routes to Agnes Water!

How to get around Agnes Water

Once your Greyhound bus to Agnes Water arrives at the Caltex service station on the corner of Round Hill Road and Captain Cook Drive, you’ll find many of the town’s attractions are within walking distance of each other.

Public transport is not available within Agnes Water, but you can visit the Agnes Water & Town of 1770 Visitor Information Centre (71 Springs Road, Agnes Water) to connect with local shuttle bus operators and tour operators.

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