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Seventeen Seventy
Town of 1770 - Bay view 4 (4079386714).jpg
View out to the bay from Seventeen Seventy, November 2009
Seventeen Seventy is located in Queensland
Seventeen Seventy
Seventeen Seventy
Location in Queensland
Population 69 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 2.518/km2 (6.52/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4677
Area 27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25.6 °C
78 °F
18.8 °C
66 °F
1,137.7 mm
44.8 in
Localities around Seventeen Seventy:
Coral Sea Coral Sea Coral Sea
Eurimbula Seventeen Seventy Coral Sea
Eurimbula Agnes Water Coral Sea

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770 and also known as the Town of 1770, is a coastal town and locality in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the locality of Seventeen Seventy had a population of 69 people.

The town is built on the site of the second landing in Australia by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (and their first landing in what is now the state of Queensland).

Official name

1770 LtCook
Marker at the town of Seventeen Seventy (QLD) to commemorate the landing of Lieutenant James Cook on 24 May 1770 at that location

Although the town is referred to locally as "1770", the official name of the town is Seventeen Seventy, as it is principle of Queensland's place naming that numbers are spelled out.


The village is a tourist destination on Queensland's Discovery Coast. It is situated on a peninsula, with the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay on three sides. Agnes Water is eight kilometres (five miles) to the south. The village itself contains holiday accommodation, restaurants, general store, hotel, picnic areas with free barbecues and a small marina where daily trips depart for Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef, and several trips a week to Bustard Head Light Station.

Seventeen Seventy can be reached by a sealed road from Bundaberg, 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the south, going through Agnes Water. The town sustains a small permanent population; a significant holiday population makes it to the area to take advantage of fishing, Great Barrier Reef trips and other water activities.

The area also has four national parks. These are Deepwater, Eurimbula, Mount Colosseum, and Round Hill. These all offer wilderness camping and hiking.


The area's wildlife and vegetation have been preserved as far as possible, and this, together with the area's natural beauty, and an outer surf and inner still water beach, is the main tourist attraction. It also offers day cruises and flights to the outer Great Barrier Reef, to nearby Lady Musgrave Island and Pancake Creek, and the historic Bustard Head lighthouse.

Heritage listings

Seventeen Seventy has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

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