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Monday, October 7, 2013

Agnes Water / 1770 - Roadtrip 2012

Everyone we spoke to at home about Agnes Water loved the place so we were excited to head to our last camp.
We arrived into Agnes Water and drove along toward 1770 to the Captain Cook Caravan park. This isn't the council owned park we'd heard about but was still a great spot.
Captain Cook Caravan Park 1770
Captain Cook Caravan Park 1770
TeamBray Breakfast
TeamBray Breakfast
From the caravan park we saw a sign saying 'Beach 900m' and thought we would make the walk to check it out. It was a hot afternoon and it sure felt longer than 900m! Arriving at the beach couldn't have come soon enough although I knew all of us weren't going to make the walk up the rocky track to camp. Madi & Colin headed back to camp to bring down the car.
We have been spoilt at Woodgate, being able to take the nice, short, easy walk to the beach - no need for the car.


The next day we went into 1770 to explore the Council caravan park. A great location and super busy if you're camping in school holidays! We spoke to the manager and this place is booked out more than 12 months in advance. The views out front of here were awesome - we figured you could sit out here and relax all day..... so we did.
1770 Camp Ground
View out front of 1770 Camp Ground
1770 Camp Ground
1770 Camp Ground
1770 Camp Ground
1770 Camp Ground
Madi at 1770
Madi at 1770
Mr Crab. Madi loves catching these.

Nathan buried at 1770
Nathan buried at 1770


Flat Rock - Deepwater NP

We packed some gear (and rods) and headed into Deepwater National park to check out Flat Rock and the 2 camp areas - Middle Rock and Wreck Rock.
The drive in was quite easy with just a few sandy spots to slow you down. We went through fine at highway tyre pressures. Nathan had a steer for a short while too which made the girls quite nervous. It was around 5km in from the sealed road to Flat Rock. Middle Rock camp ground was a few km further with Wreck Rock camp around 9km from the black stuff. Wreck rock has an outside cold shower and a drop toilet. Both camps offered very private camping and both could be accessed with a basic 4x4 and camper trailer. If you decide to just show up and camp there is a sign advising you phone QParks or go online to pay your camp fees. Only problem .... no phone reception :)
Nathan takes the wheel
Nathan takes the wheel
Parking at Flat Rock - Deepwater NP
Parking at Flat Rock - Deepwater NP
Deepwater National Park - Flat Rock
Deepwater National Park - Flat Rock
Flat Rock
Flat Rock
The girls at Flat Rock
The girls at Flat Rock
Low tide at Flat Rock
Low tide at Flat Rock
Contemplating fishing
Contemplating fishing

1770

On our last day we went back into 1770 so see some of the lookouts. On one of the walks we spotted more turtles swimming in around the rocks.

Just a little windy here !!
Just a little windy here !!

Walking to a lookout
Walking to a lookout

1770 lookout
1770 lookout
We then thought it was time to find a beach. Nothing we found would beat Flat Rock so we settled for the 900m drive to the beach near camp where the girls thought they'd make yet another huge sand castle.


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