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Seventeen Seventy is a village in Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Originally known as Round Hill – after the creek it sits on – the name was changed in 1970 to commemorate the bicentennial of Cook's visit. The community of Seventeen Seventy hold the re-enactment of this historic landing in May each year as part of the 1770 Festival held in May.
The village is a tourist destination on Queensland's Discovery Coast, in the Joseph Banks Environmental Park. It is situated on a peninsula, with the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay on three sides. Agnes Water is eight kilometres (5 miles) to the south. The village itself contains holiday accommodation, restaurants, general store, hotel, picnic areas with free bbqs and a small marina where daily trips depart for Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef, and several trips a week to Bustard Head Light Station.
Seventeen Seventy can be reached by a tarred road from Bundaberg, 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the south, going through Agnes Water. The town sustains a small permanent population; a significant holiday population makes it to the area to take advantage of fishing, Great Barrier Reef trips and other water activities.
The area's wildlife and vegetation have been preserved as far as possible, and this, together with the area's natural beauty, and an outer surf and inner still water beach, is the main tourist attraction. It also offers day cruises and flights to the outer Great Barrier Reef, to nearby Lady Musgrave Island and Pancake Creek, and the historic Bustard Head lighthouse.
Although the town is referred to locally as "1770", the official name of the town is "Seventeen Seventy". Refer to:
- the Gazetteer of Australia at Geoscience Australia
- Australia Post in their downloadable database (or via searching here for postcode 4677)
- The Australian White Pages
- Google Maps
Seventeen Seventy has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- "Cook's Landing Place, Town of Seventeen Seventy (entry 16375)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
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