Top Australian bloggers Caz and Craig Makepeace, with their daughters Kalyra and Savannah, named Seventeen Seventy in their top destination list for 2014. They're seen here at Bustard Head lighthouse in June.
Top Australian bloggers Caz and Craig Makepeace, with their daughters Kalyra and Savannah, named Seventeen Seventy in their top destination list for 2014. They're seen here at Bustard Head lighthouse in June. Contributed/Caz Makepeace

Seventeen Seventy makes list of top Aussie destinations

SEVENTEEN Seventy has topped a list of "must-visit" destinations in Australia.

The country's top travel bloggers revealed their top 10 best tourist visits, with hidden gems like Seventeen Seventy making the cut alongside the Sunshine Coast hinterland and Kuranda in far north Queensland.

Caz and Craig Makepeace, who run one of the top travel blog sites yTravel, said Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water should be on everyone's "bucket list".

"The longer I stayed the longer I wanted to stay. There's a beauty and rawness here that gets under your skin," Caz wrote.

"It has everything a traveller will need, yet not many venture here."

Speaking to The Observer this week from Kuri Bay in Western Australia, Caz said Seventeen Seventy had been recommended by many of their friends.

"We just loved how it was kind of tucked away, a quiet area with so much natural beauty," she said.

"You can go and chill out and relax but then you've got the adventure stuff.

"It's got the best of the northern tropical part, but it also brings in the last of the surf beaches."

She said they spent about five days in the area, and took their two children kayaking with 1770 Liquid Adventures and on the 1770 Larc!

"We loved the Larc, it was one of our favourite tours we've done on our trip so far," she said.

"It was unique. We went to see the (Bustard Head) lighthouse, and we went sandboarding and watched the sunset."

Top 10 Places to Visit in 2015

  •  Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
  •  Mudgee, NSW
  •  Bright, Victoria
  •  Town of 1770, Queensland
  •  Broome, Western Australia
  •  Kuranda, Queensland
  •  The Pinnacles, Western Australia
  •  Robe, South Australia
  •  The Grampians, Victoria
  •  Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland

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