Agnes Waters & The Town of 1770

Trip Start Apr 30, 2007
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Trip End Nov 29, 2008


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Sunday, September 2, 2007

So after a few hours sleep in Airlie beach we got back on the Premier bus and headed further down the east coast to Agnes Waters and the Town of 1770 (both of which are extremelly small... the population is 2k and 1770 has a grand total of 110 houses!!).

The journey was 9 hours, which seemed to be the longest journey in the world, thank JK Rowling for Harry Potter!!! haha!!  I've just finished the last book and i am by no way ashamed to say... there were tears.. real tears!! 

Anyway, we finally arrived just outside Agnes Waters at 2.20am on Sunday 02nd September.  We were greeted by a man called Macca and his very friendly dog Daisy who jumped up at us and licked our faces... needless to say, that woke us up and cheered us up after the long journey.  On the way into the small town Maccca was filling us in on what there was to do and a bit of general knowledge on the place.  Agnes Waters is full of wild Kangaroo's, Macca said we were sure to see some... we didnt.  So Macca very kindly took a small detour to a place where he knew where they would be and surely enough we found a small pack of Roo's, one of which had a baby in it's pouch.  We watched them for a while and then headed to our new home for the next couple of days... '1770 Backpackers' (i wonder how long it took them to come up with the name?!).

The hostel was nice enough, a converted bungalow with a few dorms, a big kitchen and a chillout area with tv, dvd and some hammocks.  The beach was only a couple of minutes through the cul-de-sac which was like walking through a scene of Neighbours... not that i watch Neigbours, but yes, it was very much like that.  We spotted a few Brad's with their surfboards so we followed them and found the beach.  We sat and watched some learners fall off their boards and laughed for a bit and then headed off to look around the shops.

We were sharing a room with a couple called Miranda and Chris, who we spent a lot of time with, Chris and I booked up to go on the mini Harley Davidson motor bikes.. it was brilliant!  (www.scooterrootours.com) We spent the day zooming around the island stopping at look out points to take pictures and spotting Kangaroo's!  They are only 50cc so maximum speed was 80 kilometers per hour, i got mine to 75.. that was as much as it was having!  Had loads of fun though, i am such a daddys girl!!!  We then stopped along the beach at 1770's one and only bar to watch the sun go down whilst having a beer and snacking on potato wedges!!  Oh what a hard life!  The rain decided to pour so we rushed back to Agnes Waters and then went back to the hostel where we hired some dvd's and relaxed on the sofa for the night under blankets.

At 1.30am Stef and I were picked up by Macca and Daisy and we headed back to the bus station to move on down to Rainbow Beach.  On the way we saw a snake in the road, we stopped and Macca picked it up thinking it was dead... it wasnt.  It was a red belly which is venemous, thankfully Macca tossed it into the grass before getting hurt. 

So anyway, a brief stop in Agnes Waters, not a lot to do but was lovely to chill out for a bit.

Next stop Rainbow Beach....

Until then, much love to you all xxxxxxxxxx
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Georgia on

Such a shame you were only able to stay one night in Agnes Water - you missed out on scenic flights, the Larc Sandboarding Safari, snorkelling/diving the magnificent Southern Great Barrier Reef, (way better than the Reef further north so all the experienced divers tell me!), turtle spotting, learning to surf on the most northern beach on the east coast of Australia, kayaking in the surf and dolphin spotting, amazing views and bush walks, the many other magnificent beaches, joining the electric bike tour, fish feeding, Tribal Night's party, camping on Middle Island with 1770 Castaways, fishing charters and more!

We hope you come back again and stay a bit longer next time ...

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