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This month we are celebrating 25 years of LARCing. 1770 LARC! Tours first began operations in May 1994 and have since become one of the most well known icons here in the beautiful Town of 1770, showcasing the Bustard Head Lightstation and its surrounds. Visionary......

Valentine’s day is long gone, the thriving springtime is a distant memory and the. However despite the warm giddy feeling of romance hibernating for the winter, if you tilt your head to the skies above Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 you will find......

Before embarking on a tour, you always want to know what to expect. You’ll have a list of questions; what will we see? will I get wet? where do we stop? what should I bring? is this for me? And although our friendly LARCettes in......

November through to April is typically Queensland’s wet season. Although the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water seasons are not as extreme as Tropical North Queensland, we don’t quite escape all the warm downpours, increase in humidity and unpredictable wind conditions. However being closer to......

Have you ever wondered what keeps us busy in LARC! Land? Year round, we roll from season to season and each brings new life and new activities for our LARCaholics to indulge in. And 2019 is an extra special year for 1770 LARC! Tours –......

We always welcome and love hearing feedback from our guests after they have come on tour to experience LARCing with us. Everyone has a very different view and perspective on what they see and experience on tour – especially the full day Paradise Tour. Even......

A lesson in LARC! Lingo Let’s talk LARC! language. It is a thing. A real thing. Manufactured by the LARCman and his LARCtastic crew over the nearly 25 years of LARCing around!  This in-house language can only be experienced first hand on board one of......

Rescues of Wildlife and Marine life Our caring and compassionate Skippers and Tour guides are always on the lookout for sick, injured or tired wildlife and marine life while on tour. As our Skippers and Tour Guides have actively been involved in many turtle, shorebird......

Did you feel the Season change? Spring has sprung and there is a certain fresh feel in the air at LARC! headquarters this month. Time for change. Time for a rearrange – create something new, spruce up and try something different!  What changes are happening......

When a small coastal community full of ocean loving people hear that a Sea Shepherd ship is coming up the East Coast of Australia, they start preparing for a day that no one that lives here will ever forget! The twin townships of Agnes Water......

June 2018 marked another achievement in the quaint seaside Town of 1770. 1770 LARC! Tours held an intimate celebration that included cake and bubbles to mark the special occasion. “Yet another milestone for the Discovery Coast and the Town of 1770! The LARC! family and crew......

Every evening from 1868, in a vigil unbroken for 118, years a light-keeper climbed the steps of the Bustard Head lighthouse and lit the lamp, ensuring safe passage for vessels navigating Queensland’s dangerous rock and reef strewn coast. In 1986 the lighthouse was automated and......

“It’s like polishing your shoes for a special occasion!” said LARCman Neil Mergard about the mammoth task undertaken in the lead up the the Queens Batton arriving at LARC! Headquarters. LARCman Neil and his LARCanic crew have been sanding and lovingly re-painting the Sir Joseph......

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