Agnes Water
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Beachside Backpackers 1770


1770 things to do... here's some ideas!

Beachside Backpackers 1770


Dive and Snorkel

Beachside Backpackers 1770


Rainforest Walks to the Beach

Agnes Water | 1770


Meet the local wildlife

Come stay, play, chill or get adventurous!

Agnes Water/1770

The Town of 1770/Agnes Water hosts a wide range of activities, there’s a vast array to suit every budget & everybody from the adventurous adrenalin junkies to those who just wish to relax & take in a little bit of nature and we’ll help you with each & every booking!

Awesome Activities

For those adrenalin seekers there are many options to increase your heart-rate without emptying your wallet, why not join a biker crew for the day & try the famous Scooteroo Tour & ride your very own chopper.

If you are looking for more adrenaline rush, you could try to ride the waves in a kayak or stand up paddle boarding in the beautiful calm water of the estuary of 1770 with the dolphins, or you can make the most of the last northern surf spot on the east coast with cheap surf lessons on the beautiful & untouched Main Beach without having to worry about the crowds.

Natural Beauty

For those a little more interested in the Natural beauty of the area why not take a walk through pristine rainforest and take in the spectacular views from a hilltop lookout, hire a push bike, or live in the wild on your very own ‘Castaway’ experience.

Kayak Tours

Discover Town of 1770, Ride the waves, see the dolphins and enjoy the sunset with a nice glass of wine.

Feed a Kangaroo

Horizon Kangaroo Sanctuary is a institution dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned joeys. In the Sanctuary kangaroos are free, and most of them have been reintroduced to the wild again. Visit and live an experience like no other. Kangaroo Sanctuary

Yoga & Massage

Why not start your day with a energizing Yoga class or enjoy a relaxing massage. Tree of Life Wellness offers Yoga classes and Massage onsite.

They offer Yoga classes to suit everyone and beginners are always Welcome!

Guests at 1770YHA get discounted Yoga classes.

National Parks

There are TWO National Parks within close proximity of the hostel & with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at our doorstep, you cannot fail to witness spectacular scenery, pristine beaches, secluded coves and the broad range of wildlife that surrounds the area with minimum effort and cost, the Lady Musgrave Island tour is a very popular option to take in some of the best of the scenery.

Dive & Snorkel – Lady Musgrave

We arrange discount tours to Lady Musgrave Island – a true coral cay with the only navigable lagoon on the Great Barrier Reef- or Fitzroy Reef an un-spoilt coral haven where you can snorkel and dive and see the amazing underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.


Learn to Surf on the last northern surf beach on the east coast.

Scooteroo Tour

Ride your own 50 cc Chopper. Join Pistol Pete & Bruce on a 60km guided tour to see wild wallabies and kangaroos. Get to see the whole area and watch the sun set in Town of 1770. Scooteroo Tours

1770 Stand up Paddle Surfing

Based in Agnes Water / Town of 1770, Queensland, 1770 SUP is a brand new exciting tour operator offering stand up paddle surfing tours, SUP hire, and Stand Up Paddling / surfing lessons, on flat water as well as waves surfing. Come and experienced the walking on water experience and discover the area of Agnes Water and the town of 1770 from the water … Do It Standing Up! 1770 SUP Tours, Lessons and Hire.

Castaway Camp

Enjoy the real Castaway experience on your own private Island where you can snorkel, kayak with dolphins, embark on a number of walks, eat fresh oysters from the rocks or do absolutely nothing at all.