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Bundaberg 4WD Club day trip to 1770 and surrounds

The Deepwater Track

The idyllic surrounds of the Seventeen Seventy area was the latest destination for members of the Bundaberg 4WD Club.

1770 is built on the site of the second landing in Australia by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour, in May 1770 .

Originally known as Round Hill, after the creek it sits on, the name was changed in 1936 to recognise the historical importance of the town.

The Paperbark Tea Tree walk

The group headed to the Middle Creek Campground, which is in the Eurimbula National Park, as the first stop on our day trip to the area.

The camping area is surrounded by eucalypt woodland, pink bloodwoods, wattle species, casuarinas, and weeping cabbage palms.

The Middle Creek boat ramp allows access to the mangrove-lined water system.

From atop the rise views of the Bustard Head Lighthouse could be seen.

Heading to Agnes Water, the group stopped at the Reedy Creek reserve, a 450-hectare parcel of land which was donated by Michael Myer and Dellarose Swanson in 2004 to help protect the patch of coastal melaleuca forest.

A specially designed 400 meter track makes it possible to penetrate the thick undergrowth through the wetlands and surround yourself with hundreds of paperbark tree trunks and the fronds of the cabbage palms.

The vicinity is home to a rare Giant Burrowing Cockroach and is thought to be only found in the Reedy Creek area.

Venturing on through the Deepwater National Park the procession of vehicles passed the popular day use area of Flat Rock and the campsites Middle Rock and Wreck Rock.

The track can be tricky in sections with loose soft sand calling for a four wheel drive to be the preferred vehicle of choice.

The views from the Middle Creek parking spot

Although vehicle access is not allowed on the beach, a short walk brings you out onto the pristine sands the area is renowned for, and the popular fishing spots.

Leaving the National Parks Southern entrance the group headed out past the Broadwater Conservation Park onto the well formed dirt road back into Baffle Creek.

With the area being just over an hour away from Bundaberg the region offers more to take in, and we will definitely be back to explore.

To find out more on the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club and activities we have on, contact us via Email, info@bundaberg4wdclub.com , on the net at www.bundaberg4wdclub.com or catch us on Facebook or Instagram.

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