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Agnes Water / Town of 1770
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About Agnes Water / Town of 1770
Town of 1770 / Agnes Water is a twin town area in coastal Queensland, Australia. It is an extremely relaxed place and is the northernmost surfing spot in east coast Australia. Agnes Water / Town of 1770 has less than 2,000 residents.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of Agnes Water / Town of 1770 hostels. The quality is extremely good and the prices reasonable, you'll be paying a bit over 20AUD for a dorm bed. Most Agnes Water / Town of 1770 hostels will help you arrange your activities (surfing, 4x4 drives, boat trips to the Great Barrier Reef and so forth). There are several good surfing beaches near the town area, and the Captain Cook memorial statue is something to see too.
The town's atmosphere is something you have to experience yourself: absolute relaxation. Many backpackers get stuck in the town for months, working for one of the Agnes Water / Town of 1770 hostels or doing some other odd jobs. This is a very good option if you want to save some more travel money before continuing on your trip. You can easily spend days and days by the sea, enjoying the nature and relaxing.
There is no official airport in the town. The closest airport to the town is located in Hervey Bay, which is about 1.5 hours drive to the south. Most people arrive via one of the bus services (Greyhound is one which includes Town of 1770 / Agnes in their route), or with a car (rental or owned). The town is situated about 50km east of Bruce Highway, the main highway in east coast Queensland.
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Backpackers at 1770
"1770 Backpackers is an amazing place to stay in Agnes Water -– the perfect stop between Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach. The best part of this hostel, besides the good facilities, is their free offers -- surf lessons and an amazing everyday BBQ. The Location This hostel is really well located -- it's in the center. Because of its location, you will find easy access to shops, cafes, and a small supermarket (if you're on a low budget it's...
Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge
"Cool Bananas Backpackers Lodge is a great hostel with excellent facilities and it is all very clean but the atmosphere is really brought down by the staff -- this is one of the main problems with this hostel. The general rule we have heard is if you stay out of their way it is ok, but we found it was almost impossible to do so. The Location This hostel is ideally located on the main road for Town of 1770, about five minutes' walk to...
1770 Southern Cross Backpackers
"1770 Southern Cross Backpackers is a great place to stay -- the overall atmosphere is relaxed. The hostel is set on acres of land, meaning that there is room for a pool, a large pond, and plenty of green space to chill out. The only thing in the hostel that is not relaxed, however, is the check-out time, which is 9 a.m. -- no lay-ins on check-out day! If you are getting a late bus, however, they do allow you to spend the day at the hostel and...
Beachside Backpacker 1770
"1770 Beachside Backpacker is brand new and owned by local people. They try their hardest to make your stay enjoyable but due to the location it seems a sleepy little place tucked away in the middle of nowhere. The hostel is a part of a bigger complex with individual lodges. The Location 1770 Beachside Backpacker is located in the town of Agneswater along the road leading to the town of 1770. Along the same road closer to the town centre...
Agnes Water / Town of 1770 Travel Tips & Suggestions
They have a great beach and surf school. It's a bit dull during the evenings and nights.
It's the home of a lot of inexpensive tours. All the tours are so cheap here.
Lady Musgraves Island was just magical and I will be going back there to this 'out in the middle of no-where' unique town. Great for getting off the well troden backpackers trail!
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