Fun things to do with kids in Agnes Water

March 15, 2019 | Lavafall Admin

Travelling to Agnes Water and looking for something to do with the kids?

Here are our Top 10 things to do with kids in Agnes Water and 1770, with special mention of things to do in Agnes Water with toddlers and small children.

1. Take your old bread to the marina and feed the fish from the pontoon. It is sure to get a few excited giggles from the young ones. Afterwards, grab fish and chips from Rusty Pelican, or a babyccino and award-winning vanilla slice from the marina cafe. After dark, Katrina's wine bar and the Baracca's food van are great places to enjoy an evening dinner watching the sun set over Round Hill creek. Remember to bing repellant as the midgies can sometimes be overwhelming - dress the kids in long pants and sleeves in case.

2. Take a 1770 LARC! Tour. For little ones (1-4) we would recommend a sunset tour, it is quicker than the day tour and cool with plenty of great eco-info for the little animal lovers (and super fun "splash down!"). For the older kids (7+) that are willing to do a bit more walking and spend a longer day, the Paradise tour is a must with SANDBOARDING and a tour of the lighthouse.

3. Take your scooters/ bikes/ skateboards for a ride along the 1770 Air Sea Rescue Park which has playgrounds at each end. If you park in the carpark near the 1770 Camping Ground end (near the playground and BBQ gazebos) there is a lovely run of flat paths along the foreshore, an ideal distance for little legs. They sell ice cream at "The 1770 Tree Hotel", where you can sit on the green grass and enjoy the view of the beach and river. Bring your togs and towel as the beach here (locals call it "the river") is ideal for little ones that are hesitant of waves - just watch out for strong currents and reef shoes are recommended if kids want to swim around the rocks as there are oysters and stonefish.

4. Go Rock Hopping on Main Beach. If you park in the main beach car park at the end of Agnes Street (there is also an awesome playground here) you can access the main patrolled beach of Agnes Water. Towards the point, you will find numerous rock pools with creatures aplenty!

5. Take a walk on the Paperbark Forest Trail on Springs Road (2 minute drive from Sunrise at 1770). This beautiful boardwalk features stepping stones and is sure to please adults and kids alike. Please be mindful of the environment here, the ferns are delicate - please stick to the boardwalks and take any litter with you. A very easy 10-minute walk.

6. Walk the Butterfly Trail in 1770. Park at Captain Cook's monument and take a beautiful bush trail with some breathtaking views out to the point. You will likely see turtles, dolphins or if the season permits - whales. This walk is probably more suited to children 4+. About 15 minutes into the walk you will reach the cabbage palm forest where the butterflies hang out en masse - this too is seasonal. Butterflies are usually in abundance from March-May.

7. Get a family photo session. Prior to your arrival touch base with some local photographers and arrange a family portrait on one of our incredible beaches. All of the local photographers here know where the "best spots for the best shots" are, making the memories of your holiday last a lifetime. Contact Virginia from Lake Shots Photography for a fantastic family shoot on the beach.

8. Go 4WDing in Deepwater National Park or Eurimbula National Park. These are located about 10 minutes from the centre of town. If you have a 4WD, it is a great way to spend a half day. We recommend Wreck Rock or Flat Rock or Middle Rock in Deepwater National Park. Pack lunch and utilise the picnic and day-use areas. If you are more adventurous camping in these parks is available. If your young child won't sleep... go 4WDing.

9. Visit the reef! Prior to your arrival arrange a reef trip to Lady Musgrave Island. The snorkelling is beautiful, and so is the island tour. Reef trips depart daily from the 1770 Marina, weather permitting. More suited to kids aged 10+ as the trip out can cause motion sickness. Packing something salty (like pringles) and sweet lollies, or a bubbly soft drink sipped slowly can help settle bellies (don't forget to take your motion sickness tablets too - can purchase from the pharmacy).

10. Learn to surf! Probably more suited to older kids, take a surf lesson and learn how to hang 10 like a pro. With little ones, we recommend bringing a small life jacket to the beaches so they can practise "surfing" on boogie boards. Lazy Lizard Surf School offers many options for kids, beginners and mums. You can also hire foam boards from Reef 2 Beach (chat to Grom) if you wish to try hanging ten without an instructor.

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