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Tour ID: 10025221

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. You'll hear the tales of tragedy and triumph as early white settlers and lighthouse keepers struggled to tame this remote wilderness. 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 historic Bustard Head Lighthouse.

The LARC! climbs out of the water and up to Queensland's first coastal light house- Bustard Head. Enjoy a guided tour through the ONLY operating lighthouse on the Queensland coast that the general public can enter. You will also visit the lightkeepers cottages, which have been restored and turned into a museum and the historic cemetary dating back to the 1800's.

On the way home, you can experience the thrill of sand boarding down the towering 35 Meter sand 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.

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  • Included in price:

    This award-winning tour includes: Morning tea, Breath-taking scenery and panoramic views, Interpretive tour through the lighthouse, the head light-keeper’s cottage, a guided walk to the light-station graveyard, Picnic lunch with billy tea, coffee and LARC juice, Australian wildlife, Historical and environmental commentary, Sand-boarding down the towering dunes of Middle Island.

  • Duration:

    7 hours

  • Departure:

    9:00 AM Mon, Wed, Sat

  • Return:

    4.00pm

  • Departure points:

    Seventeen Seventy (1770)

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Depart from the 1770 Marina - 535 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770. Tour leaves at 9.00am, passengers need to be at the LARC office at the 1770 Marina for check in 30 minutes before departure time. Departure time can vary occasionally due to tides, this is decided 3 months in advance, so please confirm tour departure time with office at time of booking.

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sunscreen, camera, shoes (any type are fine, as long as you wear something on your feet), wind jacket in winter. Swimmers and towel if you would like to have a swim in the waters of Jenny Lind Creek.

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    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. Childs rate is for ages 5-16yrs.

  • Destinations:

    Seventeen Seventy (1770)

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