1770 Festival 20-22 MAY – FREE ENTRY FOR 2022!

Every May, locals and visitors reflect on Cook’s legacy of exploration; his incredible cartography skills and documented observations of Country and First Peoples. Traditional custodians, the Gooreng Gooreng, have participated in the organisation of the 1770 Festival, presented and shared their culture with Festival attendees since the 1770 Festival’s inception in 1992, which has become a collaborative platform increasing the involvement of the traditional custodians and promoting global cultural unity while celebrating historic local “Encounters in Country” together.

The picturesque coastal community of Agnes Water & Town of 1770, gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, is getting ready to fire up again this May into a colourful kaleidoscope, showcasing the incredible range of activities and attractions to be experienced in this stunning coastal location.

This year, like every year, the 1770 Festival organising team met with the Gooreng Gooreng, and together have agreed upon a theme of UNITY, where all families within our comm-UNITY “nutch’ will gather together at this “munjoorum”.