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Top Scenic Walks in and Around Agnes Water and Town of 1770

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published June 21st 2021
Swap your swimming togs and surfboard for a scenic walk
Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
Walks and bike paths, Agnes Water and Town of 1770


A friendly little beach town with a very big heart, Agnes Water is an unspoilt jewel nestled along the Queensland coastline. Located between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, Agnes Water offers breathing space from the outside world, making visitors feel as if they are a million miles from civilisation. With genial locals, an abundance of wildlife, spectacular stretches of beach and access to the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef, Agnes Water really does have it all.

To help holidaymakers make the most of their leisure time away at Agnes Water and Town of 1770, here are a selection of the top scenic walks worthy of a bookmark for future getaways.

Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
Protecting the Australian bush...


Paperbark Forest Boardwalk
Springs Road, Agnes Water


A few kilometres from Agnes Water town, in the Reedy Creek Reserve, opposite the entry to Springs Beach, nature lovers will discover a hidden local gem. A four hundred metre (or easy fifteen minutes) trail of stepping stones and wooden walkways meander through magical scenery of towering paperbark tea trees and creeping vines. Children will love the enchanted forest ambience, where families can look out for butterflies, native birds and other local wildlife.

Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
Enchanted forest ...


It is essential to pack bug spray as the midgies, mozzies and sandflies will literally take you hostage and eat you alive! The best time to visit is early in the day or late afternoon, around sunset.

Dogs and domestic animals are not permitted on the walk.

Visit Cook's Monument and 1770 Butterfly Walk
641 Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy


Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
Lt James Cook's Monument Cairn


Up the road from the 1770 Camping Grounds, along Captain Cook Drive, look out for Cook's Monument, the site marking the birthplace of Queensland. On the 24 May 1770, Lieutenant James Cook, together with botanists Joseph Banks and Dr Solander, stepped ashore to survey the land and look for freshwater. This was their second landing in Australia, at the site of the Monument Cairn at 1770.

Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
Local walk information ...


Today, this is the spot in the Joseph Banks Conservation Park, where the easy to moderate 1770 Butterfly Walk, begins. During autumn and winter every year, the Butterfly Walk is inundated with hundreds and thousands of Blue Tiger butterflies during their migration season.

Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
Follow the path to the beach ...


Follow the path to the beach for a swim or a spot of fishing or enjoy the two kilometre walk along the headland to Round Hill Head, meandering through beautiful forest with stunning water views.

Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
...or take the Butterfly Walk along the coastline


The 1770 Butterfly Walk takes around half an hour from the Captain Cook Monument and wraps along the coastline, offering awesome views of Bustard Bay. Make sure to have your camera ready as this totally unique experience provides many 'I wish I had a camera' picture-perfect opportunities. Afterwards, continue on to explore the Headlands Lookout to soak in more panoramic views of the ocean.

1770 Headlands Lookout
Endeavour Street, Seventeen Seventy


Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
A popular lookout


After visiting Cook's Monument, continue further along Captain Cook Drive to reach the amazing 1770 and Headlands Lookout. Visitors will find plenty of parking in this area, even though it is regarded as one of the most popular spots for the best views along the coastline.

There are two main short walks out to the headland - one is only about one hundred metres and the other slightly longer at three hundred and fifty metres. Both are easy to do and suitable for all ages. Walkers will be able to gain access to some of the beaches from these paths, by following the trails. It is advisable to wear good shoes on these trails.

Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
The Discovery Trail starts behind the Museum


The Discovery Trail
71 Springs Road, Agnes Water


For a quiet and leisurely bushwalk without the crowds, the Discovery Trail in Agnes Water is the trail to head for.
The Discovery Trail Map can be found in the parking area of the Museum. This walking trail meanders through natural bush to the Agnes Water Lookout and will take about half an hour for a round trip. The lookout, boasting spectacular scenery and breathtaking views, overlooks Agnes Water Beach and Workman's Beach.

Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
Discovery Trail Map


Park your vehicle at the back of the Museum on Springs Road in Agnes Water. Alternatively, the Discovery Trail and Museum is a short one kilometre walk from the centre of Agnes Water.

During the winter months look out for whales passing through as they migrate on their journey north. Please take bottled water, a hat, sunscreen and a camera. Dogs are permitted on a leash.

Top scenic walks in Agnes Water and Town of 1770, beach town, Queensland coastline, between Bundaberg and Rockhampton, welcoming locals, wildlife, stretches of beach, access to southern part of Great Barrier Reef, Paperbark Forest Boardwalk, Springs Road, Reedy Creek Reserve, hidden gem, 400m walk, stepping stones, wooden walkways, magical scenery, towering paperbark tea trees, creeping vines, enchanted forest ambience, butterflies, native birds, bug spray, Cook's Monument, 1770 Butterfly Walk, Captain Cook Drive, Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Blue Tiger butterflies, migration season, beach swim, fishing, 1770 Headlands Lookout, Endeavour Street, best views, The Discovery Trail, Museum, Agnes Water Beach, Workman's Beach, whales in winter, swap your swimming togs for a walking trail
Swap your swimming togs and surfboard for a scenic walking trail


Swap your swimming togs and surfboard for a walking trail that will immerse you in the stunning natural surrounds of Agnes Water and the Town of 1770.

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Why? To take a breathing space from the outside world
When: Weekends, school holidays, mid-week...anytime you need to take a breather from civilisation
Where: Agnes Water and Town of 1770, Queensland
Cost: All walks are free
Your Comment
My kind of activity Elaine as I can't swim or surf. I am a trained walker (learnt as a child). The walks look easy and scenic, showing what a beautiful coastline we have.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3090) 90 days ago
Need more than a weekend to see all that Agnes Waters and 1770 has to offer..
by Barry (score: 3|2370) 88 days ago
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