Never heard to Agnes Water, where have you been? Agnes Water is a great spot for a quiet getaway. The beaches are as pristine as Noosa, but without the crowds. It's only 490 kms from Brisbane and still has that coastal, surfie small-town charm that many of the larger beaches of south Queensland have long lost. However this sleepy sea-side town is so much more than a spot to bliss out. Here is how to make the most of your time at Agnes Water.
Walk the Red Rocks Hiking Trail
Take a surf lesson at main-beach
How does a $17 surf lesson sound on Queensland's most northern surfing beach? Pretty good hey! This low cost will get you a surfboard, rashie vest and qualified Surf Instructors for 3 hours. That is less than $6 per hour, you can't even hire a board for that price!
This popular surf class runs daily and starts at 10am. All you need to do is turn up at the Agnes Water surf shop (Reef2Beach) at 10am – no need to book. A photographer also goes into the water with each class to take some happy snaps. You can purchase these for $5 after the class at the Discover 1770 store, just bring along a USB stick, hard drive or SD card to pop the photo onto.
See the sunrise/sunset at the 1770 lookout
If you drive through the town of 1770 and out the other side, you will reach the lookout point. From the carpark here you can see both the sunrise and sunset, as well as set off on a range of walks for a more immersive experience. We were lucky enough to see a blue moon rising from this vantage point. If you make it to the lookout at the right time, you can see the sun setting on one side of you and the moon rising on the other. Sounds great. It is. Super romantic (for all you lovers on the road).
Explore the paperbark trail
Jump in the water!
Agnes Water is a paradise in Queensland, as there are no crocodiles or marine stingers in the water! You can swim all summer long. Even in winter the water is warm and salty-delicious on your skin!