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  • Gladstone Region, QLD
  • 07 4974 9422
  • 535 Captain Cook Drive
    Seventeen Seventy, 4677
    QLD
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1770 LARC! TOURS

  • Tour
  • Camping
  • Cruise / Boat / Water-Based

A unique adventure, travelling the coastlines of Eurimbula National Park and the waterways of Bustard Bay, to the isolated Bustard Head Lighthouse. Join our friendly guides aboard the pink amphibious LARC s for our Paradise Tour, with spectacular scenery, prolific wildlife and informative commentary, from the Town of 1770.

Ecotourism in action

1770 LARC! Tours is one of the founding ecotourism operators in the Southern Great Barrier Reef Region. Since 1994 their interpretive guides have showcased the beauty of nature and educated guests about the importance of preserving and protecting reef ecosystems.

Minimising carbon emissions from their vessels is LARC! Environmental Tours’ biggest challenge and they are overcoming it by developing a new drive system that will use less fuel, generate fewer emissions and decrease their already low carbon footprint. They plan to convert their entire fleet of LARC! vessels to this drive system, while fostering and supporting new ECO-certified tourism operations in the Southern Great Barrier Reef through consultation.

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  • Goolimbil - Black Cockatoo Walkabout

    Join us for an authentic Indigenous hunting, gathering and tasting experience of a lifetime. This LARCtastic eco tour will take you back to a time that pre-dates the arrival of Lt James Cook in the Town of 1770 (Seventeen Seventy), Queensland. Travel by amphibious LARC! across beautiful Round Hill Creek, to the coastline of Eurimbula National Park, where you will disembark and take a bush walking tour with our skipper and a descendent of the local Gooreng Gooreng people. Enjoy a theatrical experience and learn about the wonderful culture that lived here sustainably for tens of thousands of years.

  • LARC! + Lunch

    The LARC! + Lunch tour operates on Sundays, departing the 1770 Marina at 11am and returning at 1pm. You will travel along the coastline of Eurimbula National Park pausing for a picnic lunch amidst the magnificent views of Round Hill Head and Bustard Bay. Our skipper will relay details on the history of the area and will use his well-trained eyes to identify any wildlife in the vicinity. Migratory birds and abundant Australian wildlife inhabit this area. During a LARC! + Lunch tour you may see - kangaroos, dolphins, sharks, white bellied sea eagles, pied oyster catcher, brahminy kite, red cap plovers...and much more.

    The LARC! will also venture along sandbars and through the water, providing you with the full experience of this unique military built amphibious vessel.

    This LARCtastic experienceincludes a two hour scenic joyride along the coastline of 1770, picnic lunch and cold refreshments.

  • LARC! Afternoon Tour

    As the sun approaches the horizon signalling the end of another beautiful day, experience the peaceful solitude and changing moods of our tropical paradise. This one hour cruise takes in the magic of Round Hill Creek and Eurimbula National Park with its wildlife and magnificent views of Round Hill Head and the coastline. It is the perfect way to experience the delights of 1770 and the thrill of our unique amphibious vessels.

  • LARC! Paradise Tour

    This day tour is an amphibious adventure, travelling along the coastline of Eurimbula National Park while experiencing an informative commentary on abundant wildlife and history of Bustard Bay - crossing four tidal creeks, before four wheel driving up the steep climb to the historic Bustard Head Lightstation.