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Town of 1770

The Town of 1770 is the birthplace of Queensland, where, every May, Captain Cook’s historic landing is recreated in detail at the 1770 Festival to audiences of thousands. Today, you can fill your days with coastal pleasures before watching the sun set over the ocean, in a treat only on offer in a handful of east coast locations.

The calm blue channels call for early morning swims and paddleboarding and it seems even the animals can’t stay away – during autumn and winter every year, hundreds of thousands of butterflies gently drift in to 1770 in a sight that has to be seen to be believed. Experience it best on the 20 minute Butterfly Walk, starting from the Captain Cook monument, which is only a short stroll from the camp ground and local eateries. The 1770 Marina is also the jumping off point for Lady Musgrave and Fitzroy Reef day trips.

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