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 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 lightstation 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.

Services

$85

The relaxed 2 hour LARC + Lunch tour ventures across two water ways, edging along Eurimbula National Park, and greeted by a gorgeous golden stretch of foreshore. Here the only footprints in the sand are your own. Lunch will be served under the shade of an old casuarina tree in THE most “beach front” setting you can get!

After lunch you can sit back in your beach chair appreciating the surrounding scenery, stroll along the shoreline for treasures, or take a dip in the refreshing waters of Bustard Bay.

The LARC journey includes an informative and entertaining commentary on the local history, culture, flora and fauna.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$158

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 Public Toilet

$45

The Afternoon Cruise crosses Round Hill Creek, cruises along the edge of Eurimbula National Park up to Eurimbula Creek. Turns around and returns to explore the 1770 sand bar. This one hour joyride is fun for the whole family, with an entertaining running commentary, breath taking scenery, amazing wildlife and an exciting finale!

Our Afternoon Cruise is the perfect introduction to the area, a great taste tester of the LARCabilities and very easy to fit into any time schedule.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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