Explore the Southern Great Barrier Reef, learn to surf, go fishing, browse boutique swimwear, take an iconic LARC tour or just relax by our resort pool. If you can’t decide what to do, contact one of our helpful tourism staff and we will organise everything you need for a memorable Discovery Coast experience. Pick up and drop off services to Gladstone, Miriamvale and Bundaberg are available at an additional cost upon request.
Sandcastles 1770 caters for long term luxury Beach Home holidays, personal or corporate events or short term comfortable accommodation at competitive prices.
•Direct access to the main patrolled surf beach in Agnes Water
•Tropical swimming pool with sun beds
•Poolside Balinese huts & communal BBQs
•Outdoor heated spa
•Green Turtle Cafe & Bar - on-site restaurant & bar
•Free wireless internet connection to all rooms
•Photocopying & fax service
•An all year round beautiful beach which is safe for swimming
•Activities, tours & travel booking desk
•Gladstone Airport Pick-up and Drop-off available on request
•Miriamvale Station Pick-up and Drop-off available on request
•(pick ups/drop offs incur a cab charge, please call us to discuss)
•Private Parking onsite
•Baby-sitting service available on request
•Luggage and cold storage for early arrivals
Things To See and DO
Uncover the treasure that Lieutenant James Cook beheld in 1770 when he first stepped foot on Queensland sand. Aptly named Town of 1770 and Agnes Water captivate visitors with their pristine beaches, access to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, 4WD tracks and trails through coastal palm forests, laid back surf culture and idyllic regional charm. Bush to beach, beach to reef – the Discovery Coast epitomizes and celebrates everything that an Australian holiday should be.
Natural assets aside, the dual township 1770-Agnes Water offers an overwhelming range of activities, including
•1770 LARC! Tour
•Lady Musgrave Island & Reef Tour
•Castaway Island Light Aircraft Adventure
•Golf Course & Driving Range
•Learn to Surf School
•Stand Up Paddleboarding
•Kangaroo Rescue Centre
•Tai Chi, Yoga & Personal Training
•Massages, facials and alternative therapies
How to get here
“You can fly, drive, catch a train or a coach; we will help you get here”
FLYING: Catch a flight to either Fraser Coast (Hervey Bay), Bundaberg or Gladstone Airports then it’s your choice to either hire a car or let us organise your transfer to Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort.
DRIVING: From the South, after passing through the town of Childers on the Bruce Highway follow the signs to Bundaberg from which you follow all the signs to Agnes Water/1770… From the North you take a left off the Bruce Highway at Miriam Vale and follow the signs to Agnes Water/1770.
COACHING: Greyhound Coaches run daily between Gladstone, Bundaberg and Agnes Water/1770.
TRAINING: Train or Tilt train stops at Miriam Vale from where we can organize your transfer to The Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort. The Tilt Train is a fast and comfortable way to travel throughout Queensland.