This years annual Captain Cook 1770 Festival is set to offer fantastic family entertainment, right from the beginning on Friday at 4pm, at the 1770 Foreshore where a world Record Attempt will be made, the historical re-enactment will take place and local entertainers will provide a great atmosphere to the setting sun.
On Saturday, the Festival Street Parade will commence at 9.30am with floats and community groups in the theme of “Water Paradise”. The Festival gates will then officially open at the SES Grounds and the amusement rides, onstage entertainment, market stalls and food vendors will provide a full day of excitement for patrons, until the fantastic fireworks display Saturday night.
Entertainment continues all day Sunday and entry is only $11 per adult and $5.50 per child. Under 12 year olds are free and the entry fee is only paid once all weekend! So book some accommodation or a campsite and visit the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water for lots of Festival fun!
Dubbed, ‘the birthplace of Queensland’, the Town of 1770 is the second place in Australia that Lt James Cook and his Endeavour crew made landfall, after Botany Bay of course.
Wanting a little more adventure?
Organisers of the annual Captain Cook 1770 Festival are delighted to share the news of a tall ship visit during this years event.
The South Passage has just released for public sale, a 4-day Voyage from Bundaberg to Rosslyn Bay. Passengers board at the Bundaberg Port Marina late Tuesday 16th May 2017 and depart at 8am on Wednesday for Lady Musgrave Island. There is time for snorkelling and on Thursday the vessel will travel to Pancake Creek.
Friday 19th May is the first day of the Captain Cook 1770 Festival and the South Passage will sail south to Seventeen Seventy (Town of 1770) to be part of the Festival re-enactment. The South Passage guests will be in period dress and the 100ft gaff rigged schooner will provide a fitting backdrop to the dusk re-enactment program.
Following the celebrations, the South Passage will do a night sail to Cape Capricorn and on Saturday sail on to Rosslyn Bay near Yeppoon, arriving in the afternoon. The 4-day sail experience is a memorable adventure and includes instruction, safety, accommodation and on-board meals for $771.50 per adult or $719.50 per student (including GST). The voyage itinerary is weather dependent and operated by not for profit ‘The Sail Training Association of Qld Inc.’
Bookings can be made now at southpassage.org.au.