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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy (known as The Town of 1770) is a picturesque seaside village surrounded on three sides by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay.

Enjoy stand up paddle boarding, fishing and swimming at the calm waters adjacent to 1770 Foreshore, with extensive boardwalk, grassed picnic areas, barbecues and children's playground.

Historic as the second landing site of James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour in May 1770, the area is rich in wildlife and natural beauty and offers scenic vistas in every direction. The Joseph Banks Environmental Park preserves much of the peninsula with fauna and flora indicative of the area. Rugged granite rocky outcrops, both an outer surf and inner stillwater beach, and holiday accommodation in houses, apartments and two caravan and camping parks cater for visitors.

Two restaurants are located here, as is a general store and small marina. Agnes Water township and beach is located eight kilometres south.

Seventeen Seventy is also a departure point for reef cruises and fishing charters to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Day tours and wilderness camping transfers operate to nearby Lady Musgrave Island. Day tours also operate to the historic Bustard Heads lighthouse. For the camping enthusiast, four National Parks including Deepwater, Eurimbula, Mount Colosseum and Round Hill offer wilderness camping and hiking.

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Mary River

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
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The Mary River has been known by many names, with the Aborigines calling the river Booie, Moonaboola, Numabulla or Mooraboocoola. It was named the Wide Bay River until September 1848, when Governor Fitzroy renamed the river in honour of his wife, Lady Mary Fitzroy.

Fay Smith Wetlands

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
For a different type of experience on the Fraser Coast, walk through one of the last remaining wetlands in the Maryborough area, Fay Smith Wetlands. There is a series of walking bridges and walking trails through the Fay Smith Wetlands, allowing visitors to enjoy the abundant variety of wildlife on offer.

Queens Park Waterfall

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Enjoy the popular spot for picnics, the Queens Park Waterfall. The waterfall area of Maryborough's Queens Park was originally a quarry, which was later converted into a pond, that is regularly home to several ducks swimming on its surface or even catching some sun on the edges.

Maryborough

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
A town steeped in history, Maryborough boasts a relaxed atmosphere and is nestled upon the Mary River. With beautifully preserved colonial streets, visitors have the chance to soak up some of Queensland's richest history and heritage architecture.
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