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Sep 25, 2012 - Hervey bay to Agnes water 1770 via Bundaberg

Left this morning and it's already 25C just after 10:00. First stop Bundaberg rum distillery. Shame marc doesnt drink rum:) stopped in cbd for some lunch. Quite a qaint little town. About. 60km from Bundy we clock over 5000km and decide to turn the caravan around to help an elderly couple who's car has broken down. Marc tests their battery/ alternator and determines that their alternator had died. We feel sorry that their was not much else we could do but also proud that we chose to stop as they said no other cars had even considered it. We...

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Oct 29, 2010 - Scooteroo

From Hervey Bay it was a quick little stopover in a place called Agnes (Aggy) Water, twinned with another town called 1770. The rest of our group from Fraser Island had already gone on ahead and we were informed they had booked us into the same hostel as them, so we had no choice! The two towns are sister towns, and very close to each other. From what we could gather, not much really goes on here, except it is a base for lots of excursions and entertainment activities - surfing, rafting, skydiving, sumo suit wrestling on the beach, and...

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Jul 29, 2010 - sharon

we travel from rocky to agnus waters and the town of 1770. beautiful spot. it is raining a bit but looks good. we had a site suggested to us to stay. same problem booked out. we rang around to see if we could find accomandation. no luck. had to move on.the weather isn't the best, so we stop in a free stop in a place called sharon. it is a free camp with one of the red ticks. it isn't too bad. there was a queen bee who didn't like the look of bronson. she gave john the look. john just ignored her. needless to say we weren't invite to drinks...

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Jul 4, 2010 - Town of 1770 - Cont.

Sunday markets were the great expectation of the morning but turned out to be rather disappointing. Back for morning tea in the sun as last night was quite cold and it was good to warm up. After lunch we hired two sea kayaks, Alex, Claire, Sophie and I paddled around 1770 which was fun. The stone fish warnings are for mainly up the creek, well that’s what Alex and I told ourselves as we pushed the kayaks over sandbars in the channel. Back for Sundowners on the beach which is always great to watch. Early start tomorrow as we pack up and move...

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Jul 3, 2010 - Town of 1770 - Cont

It rained all last night and this morning it was blowing quite strongly. After morning tea we went for a walk around the 1770 headland which had a good view out to sea. We could see white water breaking on a reef, possibly Lady Elliot Island? We had considered doing a day trip to the island but at $700 for a family it was out of the question. Later we drove 10km to Eurimbula National Park and walked up to Ganoonga Noonga lookout which was interesting with reasonable views. This afternoon we had a walk along the beach from the camp ground...

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Jul 2, 2010 - Town of 1770 - Cont.

A bit of a catch up morning today – starting with a sleep-in and then cooked breakfast (no kookaburras here!) and washing the essentials after travelling for a week. A bit overcast and showery so not a great day for getting washing dry! After lunch we went to the Information Bureau and then to the local museum where we learned a bit about the history of the Town of 1770. It was the second place that Captain Cook and the Endeavour landed in Australia in the year 1770 (after Botany Bay) and the first place to be landed in Queensland.

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Jul 1, 2010 - Town of 1770

Biloela is a mining town. We passed huge open cut coal mines on the way into town and long coal trains with too many carriages to count. Many of the miners and power station workers live in the caravan park; hence we were woken around 5.30am to the sound of diesel motors starting as they all went off to work! After breakfast we made a trip to the local Woolies to re-stock our supplies before heading out towards the Town of 1770. We travelled for three hours on another mostly long straight road with rolling grassy hills and not a lot of...

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Jun 21, 2010 - Gooning Around In 1770

The morning started with another trip to the bakery around 6.50am for some brekkie. Who ate all the pies? We did! I actually had a Smokie which is basically a savaloy sausage in sesame seed pastry with melted cheese and the sauce of your choice down one side of it (mine being BBQ). This bus we had two new drivers - Guido and his trainee Wings, and they were to be with us for the next three days. So our first stop was Hervey Bay where you can also do your Fraser Island trip from, but apparently it takes longer on the barge from there so I...

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Harriet's OE Journal

Dec 2, 2009 - Town of 1770

24th May 1770, Lieutenant James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks graced the Endeavour into Bustard Bay and made land at the site of modern Day 1770. How the hell the rest of the coast was mapped is beyond me as I cannot see why he would leave. Its a gorgeous little bay and estaurine inlet with a lovely campground with campsites any nearer the water and your bed would get wet. The weather was kind and the winds easy as we lolled about playing beach frisbee and socialising. The latter was achieved through Nathaniel when he decided (at 4 years) that...

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Aug 6, 2008 - Town of 1770

Town of 1770!!! da hat der erste Engländer Australien endeckt Captain James Cook im jahre 1770. Es ist sehr schoen dort besonders mal wieder das mehr mit der Ebbe und Flut wo das Wasser nach 6 Stunden Kilometer weit hinten ist und bei Ebbe wieder vor den fuessen.. Mann hat auch dort ein sehr schoenen ausblick aufs Meer und Schnorcheln kann mann da auch super wahnsinn.... Und die Strände die Menschen leer sind.. jetzt geht es auf die Whithsundays wowwww TAUCHEN ICH KOMME!!!

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Jan goes Australia

Aug 5, 2008 - Town of 1770

Town of 1770 - hier ist Captain Cook angekommen und hat somit Australien entdeckt. Eine tolle Gegend in der wir viel gewandert sind. Bei Ebbe konnte man kilometerweit rausgehen. Das beste war aber die Bucht, die uns ein Einheimischer gezeigt hat und in der wir den Strand fuer uns ganz alleine hatten.

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Anja goes Down Under

Jan 20, 2008 - 1770

Yes, before you ask there is a place called 1770. I stayed in the sister town Agnes Water which is about 5km away and what a great place it is. I only intended staying for 2 days but I liked it so much I stayed for 6. It's that cool. The hostel I stayed in, Cool Bananas, was so laid back and chilled I felt sad when I had to move on. If your looking to relax it's the best place to because no-one has heard of it, the only way I know of it is through word of mouth from other backpackers. It was here that I finally managed to ride a wave and...

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