Although Seventeen Seventy is quirkily named after the year Captain Cook landed here, this picturesque seaside village has far more than just history going for it. Surrounded on three sides by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay and with easy access to nature trails and hidden coves, it provides visitors and the laid-back locals with plenty of opportunities to kayak, paddleboard and fish. You'll find beautiful beaches and swimming spots as well, along with a lively restaurant and café scene. Seventeen Seventy is renowned for its incredible sunsets; it’s one of a handful of places on Australia’s east coast where you can see the sun set over the ocean. Sundowners, anyone?