The Joseph Banks Environmental Park preserves much of the peninsula with fauna and flora indicative of the Agnes Water area. Rugged granite rocky outcrops, both an outer surf and inner still water beach, and holiday accommodation in houses, apartments and two caravan and camping parks cater for visitors. Two restaurants are located here, as is a general store and small marina. Agnes Water township and beach is located eight kilometres south.
The Town of 1770 is also a departure point for reef cruises and fishing charters to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Day tours and wilderness camping transfers operate to nearby Lady Musgrave and Middle Islands. Day tours also operate to Pancake Creek and the historic Bustard Heads lighthouse. For the camping enthusiast, Middle Island and four National Parks (including Deepwater, Eurimbula, Mount Colosseum and Round Hill) offer wilderness camping and hiking – all best accessed with a four wheel drive vehicle or guided tour. A completely sealed and tarred road reaches the Town of 1770 from Bundaberg, 120 kilometres to the south, with a sealed and tarred road access the town from Miriam Vale in the north.
Agnes Water is Queensland’s northern-most surf beach and is last in a line of beautiful, unspoiled beaches that sweep up the coast from Bundaberg. Agnes Water and its sister township of 1770 offer a range of activities and holiday ideas – from relaxing at the beach, four wheel driving through rugged coastal national parks, beach and deep sea fishing – to enjoying a soft adventure tour aboard an amphibious vessel. Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 are also one of the closest points to the outer Great Barrier Reef, with tours departing to both Lady Musgrave and Middle Islands.