Many backpackers come to 1770 and there is some excellent backpacker accommodation in the town. There are several purpose built hostels to choose from. many backpackers come to this region to see the Eurimbula national park and to visit the Great barrier reef through the cruise that operates from 1770 to Lady Musgrave island, about 30 nautical miles offshore. Backpackers will also find a range of other 1770 accommodation that includes hotel and motel accommodation, resort accommodation, holiday homes and bed and breakfast style establishments. Many backpackers travel between Airlie Beach backpacker accommodation and Hervey Bay Backpacker accommodation and 1770 is conveniently located midway between the two. Greyhound coaches call into 1770 as they travel up and down the coast making the town easy to get to.