1770 LARC! Tours offer eco certified day tours in the Southern Great Barrier
Reef region of Queensland.
Cruise the coastline adjacent to Eurimbula National Park and the Great Barrier Reef marine park, spot marine life in pristine waterways and immerse in history of the Town of 1770 (Seventeen Seventy), the Birthplace of Queensland.
Board the iconic pink LARCs for an amphibious adventure from a one hour Afternoon Cruise, or two hour indigenous Goolimbil Walkabout tour, or the premiere full day Paradise Tour, which is a seven hour experience to 35 metre sand dunes for sandboarding and to Queensland's only operating Lighthouse with guided tours INSIDE!
The 1770 LARC! Tours business was established in 1994 and is still owned and operated by the founding family, who have a strong passion for consistent service delivery of a very high standard. This is demonstrated in the online reviews and receiving two consecutive years of Trip Advisor Hall of Fame accolades.
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The Town of 1770 is the birthplace of Queensland - explore this picturesque area of the Central Queensland Coastline in an ex-military Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo (L.A.R.C) vessel, fondly known as the LARC ! Take a journey into history over vast sandy beaches and crystal clear waters to experience the beauty that greeted Lieutenant James Cook when he stepped ashore here more than two centuries ago. Travel along the coastline of Eurimbula National Park whilst listening to informative commentary on the abundant wildlife and history of Bustard Bay. You will cross four tidal creeks before four wheel driving up the steep climb to the historic Bustard Head Lightstation. Enjoy an interpretive tour through the head lightkeeper's cottage. A picnic lunch is included today. Also experience sand boarding down the towering dunes of Middle Island. Tour concludes at approximately 4.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday except 25DEC.
1770 Marina, Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770.
- Not included.
- Morning tea.
- Picnic lunch.
- Bustard Head Light House management charge.
- Queensland Parks national park fee.
- Amphibious LARC experience.
- Tour through light-keeper's cottage museum.
- Tour inside an operating lighthouse.
- Guided walk to the lightstation cemetery.
- Sandboarding on Middle Island.
What to bring:
- Jacket for winter months.
Contact us with your enquiry for an obligation free quote.