Agnes Waters/1770, Australia
The journey from Noosa to Airlie Beach is a long one to make on a coach. To break up the trip it was suggested that i make a stop in between to break it up, post Fraser Island, anywhere was going to be a massive drop down.
Agnes Waters/ 1770 is a small town without much going on, it was recommend that i stop here due to the $17 surf lessons that were available, it is one of the cheapest places to surf in Australia. They are also the home of the Scooteroo tour, a tour that allows you to travel along the highway and nature reserve on a motorcycle, getting to watch the sunset and see wild kangaroos! Many people do come back with a kangaroo-selfie after this. I, however, do not have a UK motorbike/car license so i was not allowed to do the tour.
I stayed at Southern Cross Backpackers Resort, which was quirky to say the least. Upon checking-in I was taken too a 6 bed dorm named Canada - they don't use numbers to identify their rooms, just country names. The room was a good size and clean, but you were constantly reminded by signs that water was in short supply and short showers were advised. Despite this being the case everywhere in Australia, they have a lot of droughts, i hadn't felt the pressure anywhere as much as i did here.
I spent 2 nights here, which was more than enough for me, i was suffering from Fraser Island blues and desperate to go back, which didn't exactly make me excited to explore somewhere new. The pool at the resort was beautiful and allowed me to relax after a busy few days on the island, despite the unsettling fact that i could not lock the door to my room, making me worry about going to far and leaving my valuables behind - anyone could have walk in and taken my stuff, because who wouldn't have wanted my dirty washing?!
Agnes Waters/1770 was a great place to stop to break up your journey to Airlie Beach but i wouldn't recommend stopping for more then one day and one night, you'll get bored!