1770 LARC! Tours

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

1770 LARC! Tours operate two pink amphibious crafts to explore the National Parks and pristine waterways bordering the Birthplace of Queensland – the Town of 1770 – in Queensland’s Southern Great Barrier Reef region. The ex-military Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo (LARC) vessels have the perfect capability to visit isolated beaches, cross sandbars and tidal creeks, access 35 metre dunes, and to climb the steep headland to the historic island lightstation of Bustard Head which has Queensland’s only operating lighthouse open to the public!!

You’ll hear the tales of tragedy and triumph as early settlers and lighthouse keepers struggled to tame this remote wilderness. Experience the thrill of sand boarding down the towering dunes of Middle Island. Take a guided tour in the light keeper’s cottage, now a museum of artefacts and light station memorabilia. You will see some of the prolific wildlife that inhabits the area and you will gasp in awe at the spectacular panoramic views of this untouched paradise.

Facilities

Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Walking and Biking Tours

Activities

Birdwatching Boating Camping Fishing Four Wheel Driving Swimming Walks

Fitness

Basic

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Indigenous Culture

Indigenous experiences and/or cultural immersion Indigenous themes and/or interpretation

Membership

Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe ECO Certified (Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia

Services

$85

To lunch with nature on the secluded beaches of Eurimbula National Park is what the LARC and Lunch tour is all about.

Cruise the shoreline of local National Parks and arrive on a secluded beach where lunch will be served to guests in The most beachfront setting you can get!

Feel the sand between your toes as you enjoy your catered lunch while watching the beautiful waters of Bustard Bay. This two hour tour is a perfect Sunday Lunch activity for the whole family. It is also a great tour that can be chartered for a special event like a birthday party or corporate team bonding session.

Bring the cricket bat for beach cricket or throw your swimmers in for a quick dip. The LARC + Lunch tour is for everyone to enjoy!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$149

For a trip you will never forget, jump aboard the pink LARC – an amphibious craft that will take you for a ride across deserted sandy beaches and pristine estuaries, with Eurimbula National Park to the west and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to the right!

The LARC! Paradise Tour ventures to the isolated Bustard Head Lighthouse, Queensland’s only operating Lighthouse open to the public!

You’ll hear the tales of tragedy and triumph as early white settlers and Lighthouse Keepers struggled to tame this remote wilderness. You will have a guided tour in the light-keeper’s cottage, now a museum of artefacts and lightstation memorabilia. You will see some of the prolific wildlife that inhabits the area and you will gasp in awe at the spectacular panoramic view from the balcony of the historic Bustard Head Lighthouse.

On the way home, you can experience the thrill of sandboarding down the towering dunes of Middle Island – a popular part of the tour for the adventurous and a great spectator sport for some!

The full day tour LARC! Paradise Tour includes morning tea, lunch and Aussie billy tea and coffee brewed over an open fire.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$40

As the sun approaches the horizon signalling the end of another beautiful day, experience the peaceful solitude and changing moods of their tropical paradise, the Town of 1770.

This one hour LARC! cruise takes in the magic of Round Hill Creek, Eurimbula National Park and magnificent views of Round Hill Head and the 1770 coastline. It is the perfect way to experience the delights of the Town of 1770, see birdlife and wildlife in their natural habitats, enjoy the thrill of these unique amphibious LARC! vessels and hear tales of Captain Cook and his crew on the ‘Endeavour’ when they made landfall in this majestic part of the Queensland coast.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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