1770 Festival 19th to 21st MAY 2023

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, will be ready to fire up again in May 2023 into a colourful kaleidoscope, showcasing the incredible range of activities and attractions to be experienced in this stunning coastal location.