About 1770

National Parks, History and The Great Barrier Reef

The Cook’s Landing 1770 central Qld location has historical significance as the first Queensland landing by Lieutenant James Cook and the crew of The Endeavour in the year 1770.

The area is rich in wildlife and natural beauty and offers scenic vistas in every direction.

The Town of 1770 is a departure point for day reef cruises and fishing charters to the outer Great Barrier Reef. The towns of 1770 and Agnes Waters are the closest mainland departure point to Lady Musgrave Island, a haven for scuba diving.

Day tours and wilderness camping transfers operate to nearby Lady Musgrave Island, Fitzroy Reef, Pancake Creek and the historic Bustard Head lighthouse.

For the camping enthusiast, four National Parks including Deepwater, Eurimbula, Mount Colosseum and Roundhill offer wilderness camping and hiking – all best accessed with a four wheel drive vehicle or guided tour. When searching for accommodation Gladstone, 1770 and Agnes Waters have all your options covered.

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