Surfing Agnes Water
The coastline around Agnes Water provides the last chance to surf at swell exposed beaches before travelling north to the Great Barrier Reef and beyond. Although big swells are rarer here than in other surf regions of Australia, the normally small waves that break on most days are a heap of fun for beginners and kids.
Warm water that doesn't drop below 22 degrees Celsius, sub tropical rainforests, national parks, the reef a short boat ride away and a friendly town and mellow waves makes this a great place for a beach holiday or stop over.
Agnes Water is an idyllic holiday destination that provides a fun tropical surfing experience.
Reef 2 Beach Surf School
Lazy Lizard Surf School
127km north of Bundaberg or a 5.5 hour drive north from Brisbane up the Bruce Hwy, then turn off the highway at Miriam Vale.
Daily service operates to Miriam Vale (30 minutes west of Agnes Water), then a bus link is available to Agnes Water. Travel Train (13 22 32).
Greyhound (13 14 99) links daily from the north and south.
1.5 hour drive from both Bundaberg & Gladstone airports serviced by Qantas.
Renting a car or campervan is a great way to see & surf Queensland's Discovery Coast & beyond. Hire a car or campervan.
Where To Sleep
Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park is a great spot to pitch a tent behind the beach. Camping is also permitted for a fee at Workman Beach, located inside Deepwater National Park just south of town, where a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.
Hostels in Agnes Water
1170 Beachside Backpacker
Hotels & Holiday Homes in Agnes Water
Agnes Water Beach Club
Mango Tree Motel
Between Surf Sessions
What to see & do
Four-wheel drive & walk through Eurimbula, Deepwater & Round Hill National Parks.
Take a dive, fishing or cruise tour to check out the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.
Stroll the beaches and headland trails south of the point to find a secluded spot. Stop & relax...
Where to eat & drink
Head to town behind the beach for a wide range of dining options from the obligatory fish 'n' chips, to cafes & restaurants and tavern meals.
Agnes Water Surf Spots for Beginners & Kids
Agnes Water Beach is a great spot for learning to surf. A long beach break with plenty of space away from crowds, here you'll find soft waves perfect for practising your surfing skills.
When the swell is up, long rights peel down the rocky point off the southern headland. When good, the locals are onto it, so unless you practise surfing etiquette and are skilled at catching green waves and turning along the wave face with control, stick to the beach break to ensure everyone surfs safely.
Good To Know...
A good time of year for more consistent waves is from mid summer through to autumn, although waves can often be found here at any time of year.
Hire a four-wheel drive and head into Deepwater National Park to the south of Agnes Water for some amazing beaches and fun waves.
The 1770 (reef to beach) Longboard Classic is held here in March each year.
Tread lightly, as this coastline is a breeding ground for various species of turtles. If you're camping, please practise responsible camping.
Surf Shops & Board Repairers
Reef 2 Beach - Agnes Water
Tide n Turn Boardriders Club