LARC! Paradise Tour

 Paradise Tour

Our signature full day tour – the ultimate LARC! experience

Map of Bustard Bay and key locations of the Paradise tour. LARC Base to Bustard Head. Prices Adult $169, Senior $159, Child (4-14) $99, Infant (0-3) Free

Prices include $11pp QPWS and BHLA fee.*

Every guest on board must be booked and counted, including Infants.

Please Note: Due to Australian Building Standards, children under the age of 8 years are NOT permitted to enter the Lighthouse tower.

What do we do?

Our Paradise Tour starts with a journey along the edge of Eurimbula National Park, over vast sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of four tidal creeks. Our crew relay the history of the Town of 1770 and let out a few clues of what is to come at Bustard Head. The first stop is our hidden shaded picnic spot at the edge of Jenny Lind Creek, for morning tea.

The scenic 4WD journey up Bustard Headland then guarantees to be THE best aerial view in the world from a boat and drops you at the footsteps of the historical Bustard Head Lightstation aka ’the Lighthouse of Tragedy’. A volunteer light-keeper will guide you through the light-keepers cottage that has been transformed into a museum and is brimming with priceless artefacts, maritime treasures and enough mysteries to sink a ship (literally). Our LARC skipper will take you up the spiralling stairs to the balcony of the lighthouse tower, sharing a magnificent unmarred 360° view and then down a winding path to say hello to past occupants at the cemetery – many of which had terrible fates.

Once you’ve explored the skeletons in the stations closet it’s back down the headland for a healthy lunch prepared by our friends at 1770 Marina Café. Accompanied by our secret recipe freshly brewed Billy tea. There is an optional opportunity to explore a quick forest walk before boarding the LARC again to cross the incredible Jenny Lind Creek.

Your destination – the towering dunes of Middle Island. The only place where it’s completely fine to push your friends and family down a 35metre hill (on a boogie board of course) and call it sandboarding. Exhausted from the calf muscle workout, it’s time for a refreshing dip. Then back on board ready for the return journey.

Your day is topped off with wildlife sightings and light-hearted local stories while the pastel colours of the lowering sun signal the end of another day in Paradise.

What is included?

Sandboarding equipment. Morning or Afternoon Tea including the famous 1770 Marina Café ANZAC biscuits. Lunch consisting of freshly made wraps with your choice of fillings from: ham, chicken or vegetarian. Accompanied by fresh fruit and snacks.

All dietary requirements can be catered for providing sufficient notice.

What to bring?

Hat, towel, sunscreen, swimmers, refillable water bottle, comfortable footwear, socks for sandboarding in the Summer months and warmer clothing for cooler months.

Please Note: Due to Australian Building Standards, children under the age of 8 years are NOT permitted to enter the Lighthouse tower.

*The included fees $11 on the Paradise Tour ticket price is $9 Bustard Head Lightstation Association charge & $2 QPWS fee for entry to the Middle Island and Bustard Head sections of Eurimbula National Park. When booking directly with 1770 LARC! Tours this amount is already included in the price. If you book through a travel agent or third party it is not included and is payable upon arrival.

Immerse yourself in the history of Queensland, experience Bustard Lightstation and fill up on adventure with sandboarding on Middle Island.

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