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1770 LARC! Tours
1770 LARC! Tours
1770 LARC! Tours
1770 LARC! Tours
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1770 LARC! Tours
Seventeen Seventy, Gladstone Area

Indicative Rate* $17.00 to $155.00 Tour Only

07 4974 9422
info@1770larctours.com.au
www.1770larctours.com.au

Description

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 as you make your way to the isolated Bustard Head Lighthouse located within Eurimbula National Park. This is Queensland's only operating Lighthouse open to the public!

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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 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 view from the balcony of the historic Bustard Head Lighthouse.

And on the way home, you can experience the thrill of sand boarding down the towering dunes of Middle Island. The LARC's (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo Vessels) are named in honour of Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Carl Solander, the two eminent botanists who accompanied Lieutenant James Cook aboard the Endeavour on their voyage of discovery. Full day tour includes morning tea, lunch and an Aussie Billy tea.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Checkin Desk
    Checkin Desk
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Waiting Area
    Waiting Area

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Cruising
    Cruising
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Sandboarding
    Sandboarding
  • Swimming
    Swimming

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome. Children of all ages are well entertained! Children under the age of 15 are required to be accompanied by an adult. No charge for children under five years old.

Disabled:
There is access for guests with a disability. The crew will assist guests to help make their day comfortable - but the LARC! is not equipped for wheelchairs.

How To Get There

The Seventeen Seventy Marina is located in Seventeen Seventy on Captain Cook Drive six kilometres from Agnes Waters.

Driving to Seventeen Seventy:
From the South - travelling on the Bruce Highway from Brisbane, take the turn off to the left to Bundaberg just after Apple Tree Creek. Drive through Bundaberg and take the turn to the left at the Visitors Information Centre, and then follow the signs to Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water, approximately 120 kilometres from Bundaberg.

From the north- travelling on the Bruce Highway, turn left at Miriam Vale (just south of Gladstone) and then follow the signs to Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water.

Drive Times:
Seventeen Seventy/Agnes Water to:
Gladstone - one and a half hours, Bundaberg - one and a half hours, Rockhampton - two and a half hours, Hervey Bay - three hours, Brisbane - six hours, Airlie Beach - eight hours.

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Senior/Pensioner prices available for Over 60s or Seniors Card holders. Tour itineraries and activities can be customised for groups.


The LARC - Paradise Tour

1770 LARC! Tours

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 as you make your way to the isolated Bustard Head Lighthouse located within Eurimbula National Park. This is 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 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 view from the balcony of the historic Bustard Head Lighthouse.

And on the way home, you can experience the thrill of sand boarding down the towering dunes of Middle Island. The LARC's (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo Vessels) are named in honour of Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Carl Solander, the two eminent botanists who accompanied Lieutenant James Cook aboard the Endeavour on their voyage of discovery. Full day tour includes morning tea, lunch and an Aussie Billy tea.

Tour Information


7 hours
Yes.
Pick-up from accommodation in Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Waters.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Jun 2013 - 31 Mar 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
Larc! Paradise Tour travels Monday/Wednesday/Saturday; LARC! Afternoon Cruise runs daily on demand.

Tour Departs From

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$95.00$155.00Adult Tour - All Meals, All admissions


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



LARC! Afternoon Cruise

1770 LARC! Tours

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

This one hour cruise takes in the magic of Round Hill Creek, Eurimbula National Park and magnificent views of Round Hill Head and the coastline. It is the perfect way to experience the delights of the Town of 1770, see birdlife and wildlife in their natural habitats and the enjoy the thrill of these unique amphibious vessels, the LARCs!

Tour Information


1 hour
Yes.
Pick-up from Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Waters Accommodation.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Jun 2013 - 31 Mar 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Afternoon Cruise departure/return time may slightly vary if Paradise Tour departure time was delayed. Office will call to confirm correct times on booking.

Tour Departs From

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$17.00$38.00Adult Tour Only


Other Information

Children: Children of all ages are welcome



LARC! Sandboarding Safari

1770 LARC! Tours

At 1770 board the LARC, the ultimate four wheel drive beach buggy! Your destination for the day is Middle Island, a sand island within Bustard Bay, and the only way to get there is on board this big pink boat with wheels.

Travelling to this island of towering sand dunes, the LARC must first cross three creeks and travel along sandy beaches of Eurimbula National Park. On arrival at Middle Island you will be greeted with the sight of 30 metre high dunes, dropping straight into the water.

Climb the dune, take a moment to enjoy the mesmerising views across land and sea, then hold on to your board for an exhilarating zoom down the sand hill! If you're going fast enough, you'll zoom out into the water!

Tour Information


Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Jun 2013 - 31 Mar 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
Tour available daily, upon demand

Tour Departs From

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$122.00$122.00Adult Tour - All Entries


Other Information

Children: Contact operator for further details.

Disabled: Contact operator for further details.



LARC + Lunch!

Amphibious Fun Machine - LARC!

Ride on the iconic pink LARC vessels in the Town of 1770 and have a picnic lunch on the sand.

The 2 hour LARC + Lunch! Tour travels along the coastline of Eurimbula National Park and pauses for a picnic lunch amidst the magnificent views of Round Hill Head and Bustard Bay.

Our unique amphibious LARC vessels are an ideal craft to enjoy cool breezes and amazing views whilst the surrounding environment becomes incredibly accessible!

Our experienced skipper will relay details on the history of the area and you will tour the coastline of the Town of 1770, the Birthplace of Queensland.

LARCing sandbar fun, wildlife and birdlife viewing with lunch and refreshments offshore, what a great way to enjoy this tropical paradise!

Tour Information


Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 02 Jun 2013 - 31 Mar 2015
11:00am - 1:00pm
LARC + Lunch! Sundays 11am - 1pm

Tour Departs From

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$37.00$77.00Adult Tour - All Meals, All admissions


Other Information

Children: Children of all ages catered for.



* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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