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Local club explores Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy
Karen Larcombe out on the tracks.

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

Seventeern Seventy 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 group of vehicles headed out on the day trip venturing to Deepwater National Park, stopping in at the Flat Rock Boat Ramp to soak in the river views before heading into 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.

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.

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.

Seventeen Seventy
The group atop the Double Sloping Hummock.

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

Leaving the National Parks Northern entrance the group headed back towards Bundaberg, taking a detour into the Watalgan State Forest and Littabella National Park to take the drive up to the top of the Double Sloping Hummock.

This time of the year, with crisp clear skies, allows uninterrupted views to the coastline, with the sugar sheds at Burnett heads being visible in the distance.

The trip was a great way to visit some spots that we are fortunate to have so close to home, making for a perfect outing for those who want to get out and explore.

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Brad Praed
Bundaberg 4WD CLub

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