Want to explore Seventeen Seventy? You’re in luck.
The small village of 1770 (formally known as Seventeen Seventy) is one of the most important sites in Australia’s history and marks the location of Captain James Cook’s second landing in 1770. The village was originally named Round Hill, but its name was changed in 1970 to commemorate the bicentennial of Captain Cook’s landing. Today, you can visit this site, with a marker placed to commemorate this historic event. 1770 even holds a festival in celebration, called the Captain Cook 1770 Festival, each year over a weekend in May, when locals and tourists flock to the area to enjoy art exhibitions, live entertainment and fireworks over the bay.
Visitors in this part of Australia commonly enjoy cycling, shore fishing and beach combing.