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1770 Camping Ground
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed 4 nights in the off season, payed $42 a night for beach front with no sulage point, witch means you have to catch your grey water in a bucket and then find a sulage drain somewhere to empty it. You have to share mains water so you cant be hooked to water and have to fill the tanks and run from them, Not allowed to use your own washing machine. The location is great being right on the water but for the price and what amenities you get we will not stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Neil G
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happyozcampers, Owner at 1770 Camping Ground, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you for your honest review.
We are new owners for the past 2 years. The previous owners did not allow caravans on the beachfront sites because the Department of Natural resources have prohibited any further underground infrastructure on the fragile foreshore zone.
There will never be full caravan facilities on the beachfront sites because of this.
We recommend one of our full caravan amenity sites away from the beachfront for your comfort.
We apologize for your inconvenience.
Thank you. Des Carnell Manager.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed for a couple of days just for a weekend getaway. The site we got was #1, in location not in rank, right next to the kitchen and a bit of a trek around a few other sites to get to the beach. Not quite the beachfront I expected, but beachfront never-less even with a large unmaintained rehabilitation area inform of us.
The camping grounds were nice, but a little underdeveloped given the pricing structures. The powered beach front site was around the $45 a night mark. The facilities were very clean and the park was also kept fairly clean. The reception stocks a few of the necessities and is reasonably priced given it is in an area with little or no competition. The cold coke was cheap as was the ice when compared to general service station and convenience store prices.
The great thing about this spark is the location. Located right on the inlet and a short walk around the beach to some nice and reasonably secluded spots to swim or just laze on the beach, this park is in a perfect spot. Fishing is not too bad around the area and there is a boat ramp about 50m away which means if you have a boat you can launch nearby, then anchor right on the beach. It does get a little crowded in peak times, but mostly people are courteous and considerate and most try not to wake you too early with a blast of two stroke outboard smoke; Bonny Doon this ‘isn’t.
Food options abound in this little hamlet with plenty of nice restaurants along the beach front with BBQ facilities in a nice park right next to the Camp Grounds and of course the beach itself. The campground has a canteen which serves a variety of hot meals and cold beverages. I did not dine there and I noticed along with us, many people opted to view the sun set from the beach and enjoy a cold glass of bubbly or beer or rum or wine or what-ever wet the fancy, before cooking up a BBQ in the very capable cam kitchen. The sunset is beautiful with the changing colours of the sun setting overland on the other side of the substantially wide inlet; expect to see many people snapping pictures as the day fades and night slowly ushers in. This alone is worth the price of admission. 
One unfortunate feature is that in the few times I have been in this area, I have noticed the prevailing winds have blown the smoke back into the camp grounds. Not so bad if people are burning some of the nice hardwood firewood they sell at the park, but certainly a handy way to keep the sand-flies and mosquitoes at bay if they have some of the slightly green softwoods that can be collected around the area.
This is a great park to bring the family and indeed I saw many family groups all camping together with a variety of camp trailers caravans and tents. It does get crowded at times and when you stay there you will understand why. It is a great place to spend a night or two or better still a week or even two given the many things to do in the area. Nearby Agnes Waters is a mecca for backpackers with activities such a Lady Musgrave snorkelling, LARK tours, sunset Kayak tours, Bike rides, Sand surfing and much more.
Worth a stay if you are travelling through the area and have the time, or just want to get away for a bit.

Room Tip: Beach front site as far away from reception as possible, you can have a fire on the beach in the pro...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Stephen1975
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We recently had a week long stay at the 1770 Camping ground. We last stayed here probably 10 years ago and really it has changed little. The camping ground is right on the estuary at 1770, a beautiful position. We found it quite crowded especially on the weekends and I would imagine the school holidays would be even more so. The bathroom and camp kitchen facilities are clean and adequate. This is a basic council style camping ground. It is not a Big 4 style with all the bells and whistles. If you are into fishing, kayaking, walking, biking or family camping holiday, then it is a great spot. If you don't like lots of company, perhaps not.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Jam_52_11
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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We got married on beach &had our honeymoon camping at 1770.Rite on the beach.its beautiful.clean amenities .your own fireplace..b.y.o.wood..fishing.crabbing.prawns so bring your nets.the sunsets are devine.couldn.t ssk for anything better..we.ll good back for sure..

  • Stayed: March 2013
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3  Thank Ronnierobert
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed at the 1770 Campground over the September School holidays for one (1) week. The campground backs the Inlet on one side and main road on the other. The main issue was the over crowded state of the place and less than average facilities.

When we entered the campground we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of cars, boats and people (including bikes, scooters, kids etc) cramped into the site. Our powered site was squeezed between four other sites needless to say that we had approx. 1 meter between us and our neighbors. As an example, our annexes guide ropes crossed over with our neighbors ropes leaving limited space to walk beside our tents.

We were back from the water which was not an issue, but the claustrophobic outlook of 1 meter of space between our area and our neighbours really annoyed us. Needless to say that when we slept, our snoring neighbour's noise easily penetrated our tent.
The amenities were showing their age which looked well used, dated, unclean and needing a hell of a lot of TLC.
We felt that this campground, with a little less over crowdedness, a better campsite layout, updated amenities and a little more cleanliness would improve the campground entirely.

If you are a boatie, a family with a boat or fishing family then this may be the place for you. If you are looking for a place with a little peace and quiet, clean and modern facilities, some space between sites then look at the other sites in the Agnes Waters.

As a positive, much of the above did force us to stay out of the campsite for long periods of time and explore Agnes Waters and 1770. We will be heading back to Agnes waters just not to the 1770 campgrounds.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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15  Thank aimec72
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happyozcampers, Owner at 1770 Camping Ground, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you for your review.
1770 Camping Ground is a very popular park and it is often busy, that's true.
Our ongoing improvement program since we bought the campground 2 years ago includes a full Amenities block refurbishment scheduled for February 2014.
The Camp Kitchen and surrounds is right now undergoing refurbishment.
Please visit again after that for a new experience.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

1770 campground was extremely busy (Not school hols but still close to full) - we'd hoped to get a waterfront site but had to spend first night stuck on a corner however moved to the waterfront on night 2. Having a campfire in the pits provided and toasting marshmallows with the kids was great!

The team down there were happy to help and loan hoses/ power cables etc when the ones provided were not long enough.

Room Tip: book early and get on the waterfront site. We enquired early via the website but the enquiry page do...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Rob H
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Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

The setting is magical (as provided by God) pity about the antiquated facilities and sites (and unhelpful staff). Taking money out should be balanced by reinvesting back into improving the facilities. Get Big 4 to run it properly and it would be worth the drive to get there - otherwise simply forget it - there are too many other fabulous choices now. The views are great but it ends there. Our group will never be back - definitely not recommended for Seniors - Nomads or backpackers; and way, way overpriced. Our recommendation ...Privatise it asap.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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11  Thank Maise2013
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Address: 1770 Camping Ground 641 Captain Cook Dr, Seventeen Seventy, Queensland 4677, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Seventeen Seventy
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Seventeen Seventy
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Absolute beachfront camping ground, with safe small boat anchorage, restaurant on site,free WiFi, 2 amenities blocks, gateway to the Barrier Reef. ... more   less 
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