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Seventeen Seventy
Travel Guide

Seventeen Seventy

Awe-inspiring views can be seen in every direction from this resort town on the shores of the Coral Sea, named for the year that Captain James Cook made landfall.

Experience the rich natural beauty of Seventeen Seventy, a gorgeous seaside village perched on the edge of a peninsula jutting into the Coral Sea. Pristine wilderness reserves and a rugged stretch of coastline make this town a scenic spot to stay for a relaxing retreat. Seventeen Seventy is also an easy stepping stone for adventures in the Great Barrier Reef and Capricorn Coast islands.

Seventeen Seventy has a collection of beautifully sheltered beaches, which stretch along the western flank of the peninsula. Laze on the golden sands or teach the kids to swim in the protected waters of Bustard Bay. Between November and January, you might see turtles clambering up the sandy shore to lay their eggs.

Learn about Australia’s early European settlement when you explore Seventeen Seventy’s collection of historical markers. Check out the Captain Cook Memorial, which commemorates the English explorer’s second landing in Australia.

Continue north to find the rugged bluffs of Round Hill Head and spot the anchor from a shipwreck in the waters. This headland is a pretty spot to watch a sunrise or a sunset. It is one of the only places in eastern Australia where you can see the sun sinking into an ocean horizon.

If you’re ready for a Capricorn Coast adventure, stop by the Seventeen Seventy Marina. From here, you can join reef-fishing charters, canoe trips, sightseeing cruises and scuba-diving tours. Discover the nearby Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave Island, Fitzroy Reef, Pancake Creek or the heritage Bustard Heads Lighthouse.

Four national parks and the Joseph Banks Environmental Park are located near the town and are perfect for daytrips or hiking adventures. For more information about what’s on during your visit, head to the Discovery Centre in the neighboring village of Agnes Water.

Seventeen Seventy is 311 miles (501 kilometers) north of Brisbane. Fly into Gladstone Airport and drive to the village via Miriam Vale. The town has two campgrounds and caravan parks, as well as a selection of vacation cottages and inns. Experience the relaxed pace of the Capricorn Coast in Seventeen Seventy.

Captain Cook Holiday Village
Captain Cook Holiday Village
3.5 out of 5
384 Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy, QLD
The price is $82 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated in Seventeen Seventy, this beach cabin is within a 15-minute walk of Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Workman's Beach, and Agnes Water Beach. 1770 Marina ...
4.2/5Excellent! (271 reviews)
"Great communication from staff at check-in. Garden cabin was clean and tidy, although double bed felt a little too small for two adults. Parking was close to cabin, only downside being under a tree which dropped foliage with potential to stain white paint. Overall very happy with stay and decently ..."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Captain Cook Holiday Village
1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort
1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort
4 out of 5
1 Elliot Street, Seventeen Seventy, QLD
The price is $209 per night from May 13 to May 13
Situated in Seventeen Seventy, this beach apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Joseph Banks Conservation Park and 1770 Marina. Eurimbula National ...
4.1/5Very Good! (69 reviews)
"A beautiful lodge apartment with excellent facilities. Definitely the choice of places to stay in this gorgeous little town. The host, Lindy, was lovely and we would have been happy to spend many more than the two nights we had in 1770."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort
1770 Beach Shacks
1770 Beach Shacks
4 out of 5
578 Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy, QLD
The price is $185 per night from May 18 to May 18
Situated in Seventeen Seventy, this beach apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from 1770 Marina and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Agnes Water Beach.
4.9/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)
"Loved the close proximity to the beach. Staff were friendly and helpful upon arrival. Provided detailed information about the residence and local recommendations."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

1770 Beach Shacks
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Captain Cook Holiday Village
Captain Cook Holiday Village
3.5 out of 5
384 Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy, QLD
The price is $82 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated in Seventeen Seventy, this beach cabin is within a 15-minute walk of Joseph Banks Conservation Park, Workman's Beach, and Agnes Water Beach. 1770 Marina ...
4.2/5Excellent! (271 reviews)
"Great communication from staff at check-in. Garden cabin was clean and tidy, although double bed felt a little too small for two adults. Parking was close to cabin, only downside being under a tree which dropped foliage with potential to stain white paint. Overall very happy with stay and decently ..."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Captain Cook Holiday Village
1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort
1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort
4 out of 5
1 Elliot Street, Seventeen Seventy, QLD
The price is $209 per night from May 13 to May 13
Situated in Seventeen Seventy, this beach apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Joseph Banks Conservation Park and 1770 Marina. Eurimbula National ...
4.1/5Very Good! (69 reviews)
"A beautiful lodge apartment with excellent facilities. Definitely the choice of places to stay in this gorgeous little town. The host, Lindy, was lovely and we would have been happy to spend many more than the two nights we had in 1770."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort
1770 Beach Shacks
1770 Beach Shacks
4 out of 5
578 Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy, QLD
The price is $185 per night from May 18 to May 18
Situated in Seventeen Seventy, this beach apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from 1770 Marina and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Agnes Water Beach.
4.9/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)
"Loved the close proximity to the beach. Staff were friendly and helpful upon arrival. Provided detailed information about the residence and local recommendations."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

1770 Beach Shacks
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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