Not ALL roads lead to 1770, but there are several options…!

“Where is Agnes Water and the Town of 1770“, you might ask. If you bump into someone who has been here before, they may answer you “somewhere on the east coast”. The two towns sit about midway between Bundaberg to the south and Gladstone to the north, ideally located right in the heart of the Southern Great Barrier Reef region.




How to get to Agnes Water & 1770:



From the south:


Travelling on the Bruce Highway from Brisbane, take the turn off to the left to Bundaberg. Drive through Bundaberg and take a turn to the left at the Visitor Information Center, then follow the signs to the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water, approximately 120kms from Bundaberg.

From the north:


Travelling on the Bruce Highway, turn left at Miriam Vale (south of Gladstone) and then follow the signs to the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water.

Driving times:

  • Brisbane           – 6 hrs – 518kms ​

  • Hervey Bay       – 3 hrs – 222kms

  • ​Bundaberg        – 1.5 hrs – 117kms ​

  • Gladstone        – 1.5 hrs – 124kms ​

  • Rockhampton  – 2.5 hrs – 225kms

  • ​Airlie Beach       -8.5 hrs – 706kms  


Greyhound operates daily from both north and south into Agnes Water.


Qantas Link and Alliance Airlines operate daily flights into Bundaberg and Gladstone. Coach transfers and car hire are available at both airports.



QR Traveltrain service operate to Miriam Vale with coach connections to the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water.

1770 Shuttle will take you to and from the train station and/or airports.

What to do when there is bit too much rain and the roads flood

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