Brisbane to 1770 Road Trip – The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Australia’s East Coast

Brisbane to 1770 Road Trip
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The road distance is 487 km. Several transportation modes are available between Brisbane to 1770 road trips. There are all possible transportation means like an aeroplane, bus, train, car, taxi, and cycle. But the reality is that only the car means direct transportation. You can go from Brisbane to 1770 town.

Other routes are very time-consuming and do not offer a single option. You have to make a mixed trip whether you want to go by bus, train, or flight.

Therefore if you want to make a hassle-free road trip, shelf driving of 5 hr 45 min via M1 and Bruce Hwy/A1 (in regular traffic) is the best option. Travelling by this option also will allow you to take off stop anywhere in the trip middle. 

Brisbane to 1770 Road Trip: Itinerary Attractions and activities

Mode of TransportationTotal Time
A mix of Train and TaxiBrisbane Roma Street to Miriam Vale( 5h 35m by train)Miriam Vale to Seventeen Seventy (53m by taxi)
A mix of Bus and TaxiNumber one – Brisbane to Agnes Water Fingerboard Road (10h 10m by bus)Agnes Water Fingerboard Road to Seventeen Seventy (27m by taxi)
Number two – Brisbane to Miriam Vale (10 h by bus)Miriam Vale to Seventeen Seventy (by taxi 53m)
Car (self-driving)Brisbane to Seventeen Seventy (6h30m)5 hr 43 min via M1 and Bruce Hwy/A1

35 stops (both cities and other main attractions you could make your off stop on this road trip. Don’t worry; we will never bother you with a long history if you’re not on a long trip! We will include the main stoppage, where you must need to stop and see vice versa.

The mentionable cities that come into this road trip are:

The following segments you can follow while driving from Brisbane to Seventy Seven town. These segments are for the direct dive; if you take a little decor from the main road, many attractive things will pull your travel mind. 

You can also read: Alice Springs to Darwin Road Trip

Brisbane to Mooloolaba:

Travel Distance: 97.2 km

Travel Time: 1 hr 21 min via M1

Mooloolaba is a  4 km²  tiny rural city in the Sunshine Coast Region of Queensland. If you intend to make your family day in any sunshine coast zone, Mooloolaba is the best option compared with Noosa. Nossa is a little bit expensive. 

You can make your Mooloolaba take-off unforgettable with lots of activities.  Also, the restaurants are cheap here; travellers don’t have to pay too much to stay overnight in any beachside apartment.

Oceans Mooloolaba is so famous and so visit worthy! You can spend a full day on its beach points. However, what you can do here? You can enjoy the sea beaches and yourself in the cinema halls near the beach. 

Lots of shopping points are there; you can go there. Also, you can visit the local Art galleries. Or you could stay in to enjoy how the sea life is!

Top attractions in Mooloolaba:

  • Mooloolaba Beach: The soft green lawns and sandy walking ways could be a great joy once you meet the Mooloolaba beach. This beach has kids playing zone. Furthermore, it is one of the safest beaches on the sunshine coast of Queensland.
  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is another famous coast due to its underwater world. You can visit this place in any weather! Its already gain a multi-award from various organisations. The underwater world of this coast is home to thousands of Australian marine fish and sea animals.
  • Point Cartwright: Seaside natural wildlife areas. Perfect for removing the boredom and stress of your city life.
  • HMAS Brisbane: Scuba world at this place is recognised worldwide. Also, the stunning marine will explore your travel eyes!
  • Mooloolaba Osteopathy and Massage Clinic: It’s a qualified message centre to relax your tissue, muscle relax, pregnancy stress, lymphatic drainage and other related. Once in Mooloolaba, do not forget to take a deep massage at this clinic.

Residential Hotels in Mooloolaba:

  • Peninsular Beachfront Resort
  • Osprey Apartments
  • Seamark on First
  • Cilento Mooloolaba
  • Beach Club Resort Mooloolaba
  • Alexandra on the Pacific
  • Mantra Zanzibar
  • Sailport Mooloolaba Apartments
  • Raffles Mooloolaba

Restaurants in Mooloolaba:

  • The Dock Mooloolaba
  • G1 Holidays Mooloolaba
  • Kinnho Teppanyaki
  • Bella Venezia Restaurant & Bar
  • Spice Bar Restaurant
  • Augello’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
  • El Bigoton
  • See Restaurant

Mooloolaba to Noosa:

Travel Distance:51.5 km

Travel Time:45 min via Sunshine Motorway/State Route 70

Noosa heads, also known as the surfer’s paradise, is a perfect dream for swimmers, fishermen and wildlife visitors. Many competitors come to this beautiful bay yearly only to participate in the Noosa Festival of Surfing. The competitors and thousands of visitors enjoy the human battles with the wave!

The colourful bays and the flourishing sandy beaches are a nice combination to visit here in any weather. However, December and February are the best months to visit this place. During these months, temperatures remain in very comfortable states. You can only enjoy the subtropical climate of Noosa’s famous sea-based nature for a few days.

There is a dolphin point where you can enjoy the dolphin beauty. Not only this, if you want to first horse ride in any beach spot, Noosa is perfect. Whether the main Noosa beach or other beach pints, also the Noosa national park all visits worthy palace of Noosa.

Top attractions in Noosa: 

  • Noosa National Park: Noosa national park is a complete package of the bush, beach, seaside national wonder, and course, the wildlife. You can walk around the glowing sunshine beach and see Tea Tree Bay. The marine life and wildlife in this park will enjoy you lots of enjoyment. Opening time is 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM, don’t go early for this.
  • Noosa Main Beach: Noosa Main beach is the main attraction, and visitors often visit Noosa for why. You can enjoy the sunshine from the coastal sandy beach, swim in the warm water, and play with the seawater wave! Whether you want to swim or sit behind the sea, this beach is a perfectly safe place for everyone. 
  • Noosa River: Based on the Noosa river, many tourist activities have also been built. I spent more than 3 hours, and enjoyed the river life activities!
  • Noosa Farmers Market: It’s a great market where you will find every little too-large vegetable item for your everyday needs. I went here and collected some fresh berries and nuts. All the vegetables or fruits in the markets come from the nearby farmers’ land, so all these are fresh and breath touch!
  • Everglades: It’s another important nature and wildlife area in Noosa and bears a few historical events. You can visit this landmark for 3 hours.

Residential Hotels in Noosa:

  • Noosa Residences
  • Ivory Palms Resort
  • Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
  • Sunset Cove Noosa Resort
  • Mantra French Quarter Noosa
  • Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

Restaurants in Noosa:

  • Noosa Marina
  • Rock Salt Restaurant
  • Sails Restaurant Noosa
  • YoYo Bar and Restaurant
  • Season Restaurant & Bar
  • Rickys River Bar & Restaurant
  • Noosa Waterfront

Noosa to Hervey Bay:

Travel Distance:119 mi (192 km)

Travel Time:2 hrs 37 mins

Try to spend 3 days in Noosa (our suggestion, if you have enough time on your hand), now let’s start your trip towards the 1770 town. So after Noosa, Hervey Bay will be the next off-stop on this road trip.

Hervey Bay, the city of humpback whales! Also, this bay is near Fraser Island. So people who want to enjoy boating or observing the whales often come here. There is a link path named waterfront esplanade, a connector between Marina’s city and the sea beaches.

The interesting matter is, if you fully want to explore the Hervey Bat, you will need a minimum of 5 days to spend here. This place is so naturally gorgeous and full of hidden wonder-its almost impossible to cover here for only by few hours.

Meanwhile, there are almost 32 little or larger cities and attractions from Noosa to Hervey Bay. Some important of these are-

  • Australia Zoo
  • Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre
  • Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
  • Maleny Dairies
  • Sunshine Castle
  • Networks
  • The Ginger Factory
  • Kanu Kapers Australia
  • Eumundi Markets
  • Hastings St
  • Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum,

however, we are not going to describe all the 32 attractions of this road, rather than only covering the main attractions of Hervey Beach.

Top attractions in Hervey Bay:

  • Fraser Island: This wonderful island is full of natural wonder and wildlife. The most important matter is you can use your 4HD to give a tour of the islands. However, visitors often come to this place to enjoy the fun of a few wonderful cruises. Whale watching from the cruise, Dolphin sailing is the most demanding on this island.
  • Esplanade: It’s called the biking trails. The whole place is just fantastic. Walking onto the sandy marine park and sitting under the oak is pretty enough to give you a glorious travel memory.
  • Wetside Water Park: It is a famous water park in Hervey bay; you can spend 1 to 2 hours here.
  • The Pier: This place is famous for its pier & Boardwalks. Spend 1 to 2 hours here and walk on the board. While I visited this place, I was so nostalgic, feel this place has a nice impact on recalling the past!
  • Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens: This garden is a nice complex of picnic places, an orchid house, a lake, and a Chinese garden. If you are a photo grabber, this garden is a beautiful landscape. Lots of snap-taking opportunities are moving around here.

Residential Hotels in Hervey Bay:

  • Mantra Hervey Bay
  • Ramada by Wyndham Hervey Bay
  • Hervey Bay Flashpackers
  • Mango Tourist Hostel
  • Freshwater BnB
  • Villa in Scarness

Restaurants in Hervey Bay:

  • Aegean Waters French Restaurant
  • Enzo’s on the Beach
  • Odyssey Bistro
  • The Dock Hervey Bay – Tapas Bar & Restaurant
  • Banksia Seafood and Grill
  • Sea Breeze Cafe Hervey Bay
  • The Bayswater Bar and Grill
  • Eat At Dan & Steph’s
  • The Bear

Hervey Bay to Seventeen Seventy:

Travel Distance:151 mi (243 km)

Travel Time:3 hrs 15 mins in regular traffic.

The interesting matter is the reason for the calm water on the Harvey islands is the K’gari Fraser Island’s protection. Yes, many beaches are there in this bay; every of those is beautiful and calm. 

If you are searching for a safe swimming place, this place is a perfect choice. With your family or you alone-Herbay bay beaches are awesome to make you relax by its beachside attractions. 

Hervey Bay is a part of Marine Park Sandy Park; it is also famous for seeing dugongs and turtles moving around. 

Especially this bay is famous worldwide for visiting humpback whales. Every year plenty of visitors come here only to visit these whales on marine cruises. 

Aside from this, as the weather here is mild climate-so, Hervey Bay also is a popular playground for all visitors. 

Along with doing all the aforementioned things-usually, tourists off-stop in the beautiful bay to enjoy the local marine life and cultural activities. 

Top attractions in Seventeen Seventy:

  • Joseph Banks Regional Park:  It’s a wild nature site. Botanist Joseph Banks names this park. This park is a nice combination of coastal plant communities the coastal wild animals. Whether a tropical rainforest or a mangrove forest, this park is stunning.
  • Butterfly Walk: It’s also another national park, Perfect for Hiking trails. Keep more than 3 hours on your hand while visiting this park. Thai park is large enough to pull a few hours from you. You can enjoy the wildlife here. A butterfly sitting on the grass is the most beautiful scene available here.
  • Bustard Bay Lookout: This place is on the top of the healing land. Only 1 hour is needed to cover this place.
  • Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn: Spend 1 hour visiting this wonderful monument.
  • Air Sea Rescue Park: This is a perfect place if you want to enjoy a plate of fish and barbeque doing a picnic with your family or friends. However, the boardwalk on the beach is very enjoyable as well.
  • Endeavour Park: It’s a little palace located near the water. When you see this place, at a glance, you will stop here and will touch the branch of a mangrove tree!
  • Countess Russel Anchor: Do not miss visiting this historical anchor. Though it’s a lovely historical piece, if the weather does not support you-you can’t reach the anchor monument.
  • 1770 reef Day Cruise: It’s not a place or not any monument! It’s a boat tour plan for Scuba & Snorkelling. The 1770 reef day cruise has given me a wonderful Queensland experience towards Lady Musgrave Island. So you also do not miss exploring your 5 hours on Southern Great Barrier Reef. Explore every angle from the water wonder, up and above the water ground!

Residential Hotels in Seventeen Seventy:

  • Captain Cook Holiday Village 1770
  • 1770 Beach Shacks
  • 1770 Sovereign Lodge Retreat
  • Sunset Villa
  • The Shack
  • Coral Sands 
  • The Gallery 
  • Moorings 
  • Slipaway
  • Bimbimbi

Restaurants in Seventeen Seventy:

  • 1770 Marina Cafe
  • 1770 Rusty Pelican
  • Cafe Discovery at Agnes
  • Holidays Cafe
  • Captain Cook Fish & Chips
  • Getaway Garden Cafe
  • Codie’s Place
  • SALTWater Cafe 1770


Is Seventeen Seventy worth visiting?

Yes, Seventeen Seventy is worth visiting. Not only the Seventeen Seventy city. Moreover, each city in Queensland, Australia, is full of coastal nature wonder and hidden sea beach beauty.

Can you swim in the ocean at Seventeen Seventy?

Yes! Rather than, seventeen seventy is a famous place for safe swimming; as the wave here is not so aggressive, even kids can swim here while there is mid- to high tide in the ocean.

What is 1770 famous for?

This coastal Queensland is famous for lots of things. It has wonderful wildlife, sunshine, sandy beaches, rainforests, and mangrove trees. In the whole  QLD, there are very few places where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets over the water. And 1770 is one of these places. 

In a Nutshell

Who doesn’t want to feel a new experience in his/her travel diary? Every traveller usually wants to see new areas and want to gather new memories in the travel mind. If you are also not different from this category, today’s Brisbane to 1770 road trip details are for you! 

Just keep one thing in your mind! As we are in a short session-we can’t include all attractions or activities on this trip. But when you make the trip-perhaps, you will enjoy many new attractions not included in my session.

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