Water Activities Gladstone
There are many Water Sports and Activities available to visitors of Gladstone.
Only 20 minutes from Gladstone city are the holiday towns of Tannum Sands and Boyne Island. These neighbouring coastal towns boasts a wonderful climate all year round and their waters offer great locations for swimming, kite surfing/boarding, boating and fishing.
Another set of twin towns that have great options for water sports are the seaside townships of Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy.
Located just 1.25 hours’ drive south of Gladstone, Agnes Water’s unspoilt beach is the most northern surfer’s beach in Queensland. The suburb of Seventeen Seventy derived its name to commemorate the first Queensland landfall for Captain James Cook in May 1770.
With a big offering of different water sport activities to choose from, there won’t be a dull moment while you’re in Agnes Waters! Relax and unwind on the peaceful, pristine beaches; or swim, dive and fish in the crystal clear waters. Learn to surf, try paddle boarding, sail the waves with a hired boat, or kite surf alongside dolphins!
For a unique adventure, try a Larc tour (large amphibious craft) that can drive on land and sail on water! This tour operator offers short and daylong rides – covering coastlines of Seventeen Seventy and estuaries, across the sand dunes (where you’ll get to sandboard!), to the remote Bustard Head Lighthouse situated inside the beautifully preserved Eurimbula National Park. For more information on Larc tours, visit www.1770larctours.com.au
If you like kayaking and canoeing, you’ll enjoy 1770 Liquid Adventures! This tour operator provides kayak hire and guided tours along the spectacular town of Seventeen Seventy. Meander through the headlands and reserves while watching the sunset or get up close and personal with dolphins and other marine life. Stop over and rest on picturesque, secluded beaches and deserted coves. For more information on 1770 Liquid Adventures, visit www.1770liquidadventures.com.au
Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy are also two of the closest points to the outer Great Barrier Reef, and Seventeen Seventy is now the departure point for many reef tour operators and fishing charters to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.