Destination Guide: Agnes Water – RatPack Travel



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Where do we begin!

Agnes Water is a small sleepy town with a really cool hippy surf vibe, you won’t find anyone wearing shoes or high street shops here! If you want the Aussie experience, this is your spot matey. We love this place as a stop off between Airlie Beach & Whitsundays and Rainbow Beach / Noosa where you visit to go to Fraser Island. Agnes is sweeeeet for a few chilled surfy beach days.

Where is it?


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  • Surf – check out Reef 2 Beach Surf School for cheap surf lessons with Grom!
  • Horizon Kangaroo Sanctuary
  • Scooteroo bike tour
  • Castaway Survivor Experience
  • Visit Lady Musgrave Island
  • Paperbark forest boardwalk
  • 1770 Lookout point
  • Red Rock walking trail

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Free things to do here:

  • Beach chillls
  • Check out the bioluminesent plankton at night
  • Go to 1770 for the epic sunset
  • Visit the paperbark forest

Hostel recommendations:

  • Cool Bananas – the cruisest most chilled hostel on the east coast!
  • Backpackers @ 1770 – say hello to the resident pooch duke

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Foodie Spots...

  • Off the Hook >> The fish and chippie – they even do vinegar!
  • Yok Attack Thai
  • Cafe Discovery
  • Codies Place

Hit the town...

  • Only one place here for a night out RatPackers – the tavern pub
  • Make the most of a break and have heavy chills on the beach at night with a couple of bevvies under the stars or have some drinks at your hostel round the campfire.

Top tips for Agnes Water..

Agnes Water is a super chill spot and perfect for abit of relaxation between the Whitsundays and Fraser Island. Give yourself a few days to chill here and get to grips with that Aussie laid back lifestyle!

  • Get cooking >> the 2 hostels that are here have great kitchens so make the most of your budgeting.
  • Head to the beach, the water is calm, not too many stingers and its patrolled!
  • If you come from Airlie you’ll arrive at 6am so allocate the day to relax!
  • Book your greyhound bus in advance as to get here is an overnight bus and gets booked out! 

Our Top Tips


  • Cool Bananas – this hostel is SO chill
  • Backpackers @1770 – this spot has a resident pooch and an outdoor shower!

Day Tours

  • Scooteroo 
  • Horizon Kangaroo Sanctuary
  • Surf lessons


  • The Tavern – just one spot in this town!


  • Yok Attack Thai
  • Cafe Discovery
  • Codies Place

Hidden Gems

  • Paperbark Forest Boardwalk
  • Wave Lookout


  • Round Hill Creek Walking Trail
  • Red Rock Walking Trail

How long?

2 Days

We recommend spending around 2 days in Agnes Water as a bit of a reset from the adventures on the East Coast! Allow your first day to be a chill one as you’ll be tired from the long bus journey! 

Where next?

  • Travelling down? Fraser Island
  • Travel up? Whitsundays
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