A favourite anchorage, 1770

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1770 We’ve spent most of the past week at 1770, a charming anchorage between Gladstone and Bundaberg in Central Queensland. Joy and I rate it in our top 2-3 anchorages along the east coast.

While some “yuppification” has occurred since we were last here in 2004, it has a real charm, coupled the convenience of easy access to facilities and activities. We were there for 5 days not because of the unfavourable weather, but because we wanted to be there.

Our experience:

The entrance was easy at high tide with nothing less than 3 meters depth and clear marking . Beacon to Beacon 8th edition proved the best information source for navigation and anchoring. 

It is well sheltered from the South East and we had no problem anchoring. We anchored in water with never less than 2.2m depth. The local VMR, Round Hill, is knowledgeable and very helpful.

The camping ground sells essentials such as bread, milk and ice cream. The marina sells both unleaded and diesel fuel and some chandlery.

There is an excellent restaurant ashore, The Tree . More restaurants, shops, post office etc in Agnes Waters. The local taxi is at  (0417) 749 000 typically $20 for the ride to Agnes Waters.

And there is a chance to be a tourist, taking a “Lark” to Bustard Head or a tourist boat to Lady Musgrave. Despite that, it still largely looks like the place where Jimmy Cook landed in 1770. And it’s a pet friendly anchorage!

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