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Traveller's Rest 1770
...more than just a campground!


My wife Michi and myself always wanted to create a relaxing space for Traveller’s!

Years of experience at managing a Bush camp in the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory and as a seasonal ranger presenting interpretive programs to visitors, initially sparked the idea of creating our own peaceful and inviting campground.

After a long time looking, we were lucky enough to find our own piece of paradise in February 2017, here in Agnes Water! We love sharing our home with Traveller’s from all over Australia and around the world, and we hope you enjoy our place as much as we do. A place where you can forget about the hustle and bustle in your daily lives, where you are surrounded by native bushland, where you can listen to the chatter of the Kookaburra’s, whilst enjoying a cup of tea overlooking the Lily Pad Dam.

The “Traveller’s Rest 1770” is the perfect starting point to explore the Discovery Coast. Whether you explore one of the 4WD tracks into the National Parks, watch the waves spill over the rocks on untouched beaches or enjoy a famous sunset at Captain Cook’s landing spot – 1770


We always knew that Mike’s passion in presenting interpretive programs in Kakadu would move with us to Queensland. So, it didn’t take long for Mike to start researching about the history and culture of the Discovery Coast. He volunteers regularly with an environmental group in Tannum Sands to learn more about the native flora and fauna. We also work closely with indigenous elders and local Tourism Organisations to present valid information to our campers. Over time, Mike actually created five individual slideshows that he presents on a regular basis. We are just in the process of bringing the “BushTucker” Slideshow to life – in the form of an informative walk, called “BushTracks” (We hope you will be back one day to participate!)

We are pleased that you chose to stay with us at the “Traveller’s Rest 1770”,

our home and beautiful property!

We really hope you enjoy your visit to Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy and

we wish you a safe trip from here on in!


Mike, Michi, JimRyan (the boy on the balance bike) and Rieko😊