Hervey Bay, Agnes Water and 1770

Discover Hervey Bay with its seemingly endless shorefront and majestic humpback whales before exploring the serene seaside communities of Agnes Water and 1770.

5 Day Tour

Monday 2 September - Friday 6 September 2024

Tour Cost (GST inclusive):
$2,195 per person twin share
$365 single supplement


  • Luxury Coach Travel in our Business Class Coach
  • Lunch at historic Miner Arms Hotel
  • Entry to Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
  • Half day Whale Watching Cruise with Spirit of Hervey Bay
  • Entry to Agnes Water Museum
  • Full day tour including lunch with 1770 Environmental Tours (LARC)
  •  4 nights motel accommodation
  • 4 cooked breakfasts, 4 two-course dinners, 4 lunches

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: (LD)

Brisbane to Hervey Bay

Mon 2 Sep 24

Welcome to our tour exploring Hervey Bay, Agnes Water and the Town of 1770. Sit back and relax as we meet our fellow travellers. This morning, we head north towards Hervey Bay. For lunch we stop at Miners Arms Hotel in Torbanlea. The historic hotel retains much of its characteristics from its days when an enterprising miner built it as a waterhole for his workmates in the 1880s. We continue to Hervey Bay where we are taken back to yesteryear with historical buildings and collections from the region at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum. After check in, freshen up for our welcome dinner in our hotel restaurant.

Day 2 : (BLD)

Hervey Bay Whale Watching

Tue 3 Sep 2024

This morning will be a highlight as we head off in search of migrating humpback whales on a whale watching cruise. Seeing a whale in the wild is the experience of a lifetime and one of the safest places to do this is in the Hervey Bay National Marine Park. Witnessing the awesome humpback whale as it offers a spectacular display of pectoral slaps, body rolls and the breathtaking breach is a truly inspiring moment. Back on dry land, lunch will be served at the Hervey Bay RSL Club. We have the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 3: (BD)

Hervey Bay to Agnes Water

Wed 4 Sep 24

Making our way to Agnes Water this morning, we do some local exploring on arrival. First stop will be a ‘voyage of discovery’ through the Shire Museum. Of course, the first recorded European visit to Australia’s shores was Lt James Cook when he anchored in Bustard Bay on the 23rd of May in the year 1770. The museum’s story is focussed around this event and the subsequent development of the local Miriam Vale Shire since that time. Our touring also includes a stop at Round Hill Headland to see the anchor from the MV Countess Russell which, in 1873, was wrecked to the south on what has become known as Wreck Rock (off Deepwater National Park). We will also see the Captain Cook Monument located on Captain Cook Drive and the point which he landed in what is now the Town of 1770.

Day 4: (BLD)

1770 0n the LARC

Thu 5 Sep 24

Climb on board the LARC for our journey along the edge of Eurimbula National Park, over vast sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of four tidal creeks. We learn the history of the town as we visit Jenny Lind Creek before beginning the scenic 4WD journey up to Bustard Headland where we’ll be dropped at the historic Bustard Head Light station – Queensland’s first coastal lighthouse. Standing 16 metres tall, you will have 360-degree views of the pristine coastline while marvelling at the craftsmanship of the lighthouse. We’ll hear the tales of triumph and tragedy of the lighthouse keepers as they worked in this remote wilderness. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Bay before the Larc takes us to a spot for our picnic lunches. It will be a memorable day. Back on dry land we return to our resort to freshen up before dinner.

Day 5: (BL)

Agnes Water to Home

Fri 6 Sep 24

After breakfast, we make our way to Maryborough. Once one of Australia’s largest ports, it became an industrial powerhouse in the final decade of the 19th century. There are 37 incredible murals and installations scattered throughout the CBD and in the space of three years it has become one of Australia’s most notable mural cities. We stop for lunch at the Maryborough RSL Club before arriving home from a fantastic tour to Hervey Bay and Agnes Water.