accomodation at 1770

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 19:46
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Hi all. I'm taking the family up to 1770 or Agnes waters (QLD), just after Easter and are seeking some economical accomodation for Mum Dad and three children, 6 - 12yrs.

Any reccomendations?,

Also has anybody done one of the reef cruises from 1770 or Bundaberg? any feed back?


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Reply By: 3F62 - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:01

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:01
We did 1770 & Agnus in May last year and cannot help much with accom.......our only regret is not taking our really experience the area you need a boat, even a tinny would give so many more opportunities. If your in a 4x4 great easy drive from Agnus through Deepwater NP to baffle crk.

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Reply By: woodie3 - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:16

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:16
Hello, we were there about May last year , we stayed in an apartment/villa at " The Edge on Beaches" with our daughter and family, you can get details on the net ,they are in Agnes Waters, we had a good time and were very good value, We went on the Larc amphibious vehicle from 1770 up the beach and through Deepwater NP , didn't go on any of the cruises , hope you have a good time when you get there , Bill
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Reply By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:37

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:37
Went there in December. Stayed at the 1770 van park, right on the beach. Went on the Fitzroy Lagoon reef tour with 1770 Sea Quest ( the big red catarmaran). It was sensational. We have been on many others around the Barrier Reef but this was by far the best. Great enthuiastic young crew with a great sense of humour, great diving, new boat, great food what more could you want. We (2 couples) took 4 kids between us on the cruise and the kids were well catered for by the crew at times and had a ball. All loved the bombing comp at the end of the day and glass bottom boat and snorkling. Great day.
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Follow Up By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:55

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:55
Do a google search for '1770 Sea Quest' and you'll have more info there.
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Reply By: rumpig - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:07

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:07
we have stayed at the Captain Cook caravan park, quite a nice place with it's own cabins aswell as van sites. it's not right on the beach like the one mentioned previously but does have it's own track which accesses the beach. probably a 500 - 800 mtr walk down to the beach, or if you own a 4wd you can drive down the dirt track and walk the last 100 mtrs to the beach. because of it's location you basically have about a klm of beach only used by the people staying at the same van park as yourself.
the other park mentioned previously was right on the water but was so packed you couldn't swing a cat in the place, and it wasn't even peak holiday period.
if i had my time again i'd stay at the same place again, as the other park on the water was just to packed for my likings.
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:12

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:12
here's a link to the place i was mentioning
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Reply By: kcandco - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:19

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:19
I was at Agnes on the weekend.

The caravan park at 1770 itself is good for swimming at high tide. It is a busy spot and if you want to stay there, you had best book. I believe there is a cheap place to camp near the museum (workmans beach) for similar rates to national park that has shower and toilets and is close to town. If you 4wd, a trip through deepwater nat park is a pretty easy drive. You can camp at wreck rock which has an open cold shower and toilet block (refer nat parks website). this is about 40 min drive from Agnes Water. Not much to do there though but fish and relax. You would probably need to book online or by phone as self registration ends soon. there are plenty of places to fish but a boat is handy.

cheers Kc
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 08:43

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 08:43
Hey Paul

I agree you do need a boat to really experience this place, we went back in November 08, the coast line is magic we stayed at a van park near the golf course (just out of town) I wouldn't stay there again - there is a park/camp ground right near the water that looks good.

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Reply By: Member - Howard T (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 09:03

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 09:03
GDay Paul

Get on the net and check out "wot if". Check out Agnes Beach Club. Situated close to the safest part of the beach if you have kids (200m) and all facilities.

If you dont do any good there just give one of the real estates a ring. If its out of season you could get something reasonable. If you do stay in the caravan park that has a fair walk to the beach take plenty of Rid. If its blowing a northerly there can be a few sandies around.



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Reply By: kcandco - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 21:03

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 21:03
Hi Paul

Northerly winds can also bring in stingers.
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