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Seventeen Seventy / 1770 - Cities, Towns and Localities
It was May 24, 1770, when Lieutenant James Cook with his crew, sailed into Bustard Bay on the HM Bark Endeavour. The historic occasion is commemorated with the Captain Cook Memorial at Round Hill Head. The landing is celebrated in the '1770 Festival', an annual event held in the village of Seventeen Seventy.

The community was originally known as Round Hill (after the local creek), but changed the name to Seventeen Seventy in 1970 to commemorate the bicentennial of Cook's visit and the historic landing. The village is also referred locally as '1770' and has become known as 'The Birthplace of Queensland'.

The village is situated on a peninsula with the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay on three sides. Seventeen Seventy along with the sister township of Agnes Water, just 5 km south, are popular tourist destinations, being located on the 'Discovery Coast', and part of the larger 'Capricorn Coast' region.

The area offers some great aquatic activities including fishing, diving, swimming and surfing, with nearby Agnes Water being the location of the most northern surfing beach in Queensland. There are also some great beaches, as well as being surrounded by national parks.

The Gooreng Gooreng people are the traditional owners of this area that includes the region around Gladstone, Bundaberg and parts of central Queensland.

Check out our listing of Seventeen Seventy accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Capricorn Coast Visitor Centre -Yeppoon
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Seventeen Seventy Events

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The Captain Cook 1770 Festival
• May
• The festival commemorate the landing of Lieutenant James Cook and his party on May 24th in this location of Seventeen Seventy. The event celebrates ‘The Birthplace of Queensland’.
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Seventeen Seventy Transport

Transport: National • QLD
How to get there
— For those flying in, you can catch flights to either Bundaberg or Gladstone. There is also train that stops at Bundaberg, Gladstone and Miriam Vale.

You can then either hire a car or book onto a Greyhound Bus (Greyhound Australia does coach runs to Agnes Water/1770).

If you are doing a self drive, from the south follow the signs to Bundaberg. After passing through the town of Childers on the Bruce Highway, follow the signs to Agnes Water/1770. If you are travelling from the north, you take a left off the Bruce Highway at Miriam Vale and follow the signs to Agnes Water/1770.
Greyhound Australia
• Ph: 1300 473 946 (1300 GREYHOUND)
• Greyhound Australia is Australia’s only national bus service. We provide comfortable, hassle-free, and affordable coach services to people of all ages and to all corners of Australia. We travel to over 1,100 destinations in Australia daily, ensuring that our passengers can get off the beaten track and truly experience the beauty our country has to offer.
Traveltrain Holidays
• Ph: 1300 131 722 • Email (online form)
• Traveltrain offers the largest and most comprehensive network of long distance and tourist trains in Australia. Our services extend along the Queensland coastline from Brisbane to Cairns, and west to Charleville, Longreach and Mount Isa.

The coastal service Tilt Train (Brisbane to Cairns) drops off and picks up from Bundaberg, Miriam Vale and Gladstone.
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Seventeen Seventy Distance

Distance to Seventeen Seventy
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Seventeen Seventy:
• Agnes Water 5
• Brisbane 488
• Bundaberg 127
• Cairns 1,296
• Deepwater National Park 13
• Gladstone 129
• Gin Gin 159
• Miriam Vale 60
• Rockhampton 230
• Yeppoon 271
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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