1770 Headland and Lookout
  • Length: 0.5km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Sir Raphael Cilento Dr, Seventeen Seventy

  • End: Sir Raphael Cilento Dr, Seventeen Seventy

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Seventeen Seventy

  • Distance from state capital: 491 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -24.15261709

  • Longitude: 151.8857443

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1770 Headland and Lookout is a 0.5km, grade 1 Return hike located in Seventeen Seventy Queensland. The hike should take approximately 30 mins to complete.

Summary

Long, golden beaches, white waves crashing into the rocks below, aquamarine ocean as far as you can see and if it’s whale season you might just spot a water spouting out of a blowhole on this short, headland walk.

About the region

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook’s first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Originally known as Round Hill – after the creek it sits on – the name was changed in 1970 to commemorate the bicentenary of Cook’s visit. The community of Seventeen Seventy hold the re-enactment of this historic landing each year as part of the 1770 Festival held in May.

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.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com