Discover 1770 And It’s Camping & Caravan Parks
The beautifully picturesque, 1770 is home to several camping grounds and caravan parks, and we’re here to show you all the best hot spots.
Built on the site of the second landing site in Australia by the famous Captain James Cook. So named because of Jame’s little sojourn into Bustard Bay, the town to this day remains the sleepy little outpost which looks north over Eurimbulah National Park.
Now here’s a tip, caravanners, there are a few north-facing caravan parks heading up the Queensland Coast which are perfectly protected locations from the predominantly southeasterly trades. This one is a beauty well worth a visit particularly if you like fishing!
There are 5 campgrounds in Agnes Water and town of 1770. Whilst most of these campgrounds offer powered sites, modern amenities and beach access, some are secluded to an island, so be sure to pack all the essentials.
Located along Captain Cook Drive, you’ll find this campground is front and centre when it comes to the beach. With over 100 camping and caravan sites, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to camp. With 27 beachfront campsite, these beachfront sites also allow for campfires! The 1770 campgrounds really take care of their guests with clean, modern amenities, laundry, groceries kiosk, and sub news agency. Offering beautiful sunsets over the bay and local Great Barrier Reef boat tours, you won’t want to leave this picturesque town of seventeen seventy.
Lady Musgrave Island Camping
If a day tour isn’t enough time for you on the beautiful island of Lady Musgrave, then maybe camping on the island is for you. With the right camping permit and access by boat, you can enjoy the seclusion of camping on a coral cay. Simply fill out the secure booking form for Lady Musgrave Island, along with full payment and confirm your spot. Payment will NOT however be processed if the date you’ve requested is unavailable. With pristine waters, secluded beaches and salty air, you won’t experience anything else like it.
Eurimbula National Park
About 112km north-west of Bundaberg is home to the national park of Eurimbula. The Eurimbula Creek and Middle Creek camping areas will need high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles for access. Road access is also suitable for off-road camper trailers and boat trailers. For boat-based camping, campers are also permitted at Rodds Peninsula and Bustard Head.
The Eurimbula National Park offers several facilities including composting toilets, rainwater, fire rings, sheltered shed and picnic tables, and more. Booking can be made online, with advance bookings needed for any holiday period.
Deepwater National Park
With shady campsites behind the foredunes, access to the water and beach activities is only a short walk away. Accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drives, the Deepwater National Park is a back to nature experience. For those planning on bringing a more conventional car, you can access the campgrounds from the southern access.
The Deepwater park offers picnic tables, cold outdoor shower, composting toilets, fire rings, rainwater and bore water. It is important to bring drinking water when coming to these campgrounds as tap water needs to be treated before drinking. Available for booking online with information about your camp booking options.
Workman’s Beach Camping
Situated on Springs Road in Agnes Waters, this beach camping is not even $10 a night/pp. Unlike these other campsites, you simply show up and hope that there’s room. Popular with backpackers, this campground takes you back to basics in the bush. With only a 200m trek to the beach, the campground offers a secluded beach and bush camp area. The Campground offers unisex and disabled toilets, a cold beach shower, picnic tables, along with free gas BBQs and drinking water. The workman’s beach camping grounds are also dog-friendly.
1770 Caravan Parks
These caravan parks offer powered sites, cabins, bungalows, pristine beaches and even available campgrounds. There is accommodation for any kind of camper in the 1770 region. With modern amenities and washing machines, you can stay for as long as you want.
The Reef Caravan Park
This scenic and peaceful bushland campsite is home to a wide range of native wildlife. With kangaroos and frequent sightings of animals that live around the park, you’ll be getting right back into nature. Only a few minutes drive from shops and local beaches, there’ll always be something to do whilst you’re at The Reef Caravan Park.
The park has several facilities including a Pool (right next to the camp kitchen), a camp kitchen with gas BBQ, modern toilet block, showers, laundry along with excellent drinking water.
Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park
Right along the main beach of Agnes waters, is the Agnes Water Beach Caravan park. Located in the heart of town, the park is only a short walk to the shops and cafes. Another great thing about the park is due to the beach being patrolled, so you know the kids will be safe out in the water. The park includes amenities such as a laundry, camp kitchen and free BBQs, so you can cook up whatever you’ve caught around the bay. Situated on 6 acres of absolute beach frontage, the park offers camping, caravan sites to luxury safari tents. You’ll definitely be accommodated for! This 1770 camping ground is definitely a popular location for families.
Captain Cook Holiday Village
From camping to powered sites, cabins to bungalows, caravan sites and more, the Captain Cook Holiday Village has got you covered. Offering a range of services and facilities, you will be camping in style. With a children’s playground, camp kitchen, boat ramp and pet-friendly campgrounds, the park also has a swimming pool to offer. A great location for the whole family. The options are endless at the Captain Cook Holiday Village.
Things To Do Around 1770 & Agnes Waters
With lots to do around 1770, the Jayco team spend their time boating, camping and fishing with some of the locals that live around town. This amazing part of the Queensland coastline offers some gorgeous spots to wet a line. Whether that’s going wide out into the Bustard Bay or simply flicking around the banks and mangroves of Agnes Waters you’re sure to find a good catch. After spending a bit of time in these neck of the woods it amazes us how Captain Cook was able to get a crew back onto the endeavour and on their merry way north again. With the 1770 Captain Cook Festival, there’s another great excuse to make the return to 1770 each year. To find out more about the 1170 Captain Cook Festival, head here.