Lunching all week long

Lunching all week long

What started out as a casual relaxed Sunday drive has now become a regular 2-5 day a week excursion. So what actually happens on our LARC+Lunch tour.


Most importantly … food!

It all starts early morning behind the scenes in the café next door to the 1770 LARC! Tours office – the 1770 Marina Café. Bright and early the café owner Phil, preps the freshly made picnic, consisting of bountiful homemade wraps, with guests’ choices of fillings from Shaved Ham, Shredded Chicken Breast or Roast Vegetables. Add a selection of fresh fruit, biscuits and crackers, plus chilled refreshments and you have our fresh LARC + Lunch! Picnic packed. And, before or after tour, be very sure you check out Phil’s award-winning Vanilla Slice also.


Why so early?

Check in starts at 10.30am inside the 1770 LARC! Tours office located at the 1770 Marina, 535 Captain Cook Drive. Checking in 30 minutes prior to departure allows the LARC! team to collect contact tracing data, commence boarding and demonstrate a safety briefing before setting off for the scheduled 11am departure.


Dive straight in

Once the engine starts up the skipper wastes no time introducing our guests to the most unfamiliar feeling, driving from dry land into the clear waters of Round Hill Creek (don’t try this at home). Round Hill Creek is where the majority of our dolphin sightings occur and the most pelicans are hanging about.

Over the bar

On the other side of Round Hill Creek, the LARC! pulls out of the water on to the 1770 Sandbar. This ever-changing mass of sand is home to some of the most exciting, unusual and amazing creatures

The sandbar leads us to the edge of Eurimbula National Park and you can officially say goodbye to the real world for the next two hours.


Off you get

A second water crossing over Eurimbula Creek gets us to an untouched stretch of beach, where the only footprints in the sand are those of the feather, furred and scaled kind. Before going too much further guests are able to disembark the LARC! to go for a beachcomb / beach walk / stroll /  jog / run / meander and meet up with the LARC! just little further down the beach at the designated picnic location.


“The old oak tree”

Well, the She Oak tree that is, or now more commonly known as a Casuarina so as not to be sexist. This beautifully large and ancient tree shades the picnic location. Lunch and refreshments are set up and picnic chairs are scattered in the most prime locations to gaze at the scenic, untouched surroundings.

Soak it all in or get soaked

While the crew pack away lunch you can relax and soak in the peacefulness of this remote location or feel free to dip you toes into the ocean before jumping back on board for a scenic ride back to 1770. Helpful hint – for those keen on going for a swim, get changed into your swim wear before boarding at the start of the tour.

When can we do it!

Our LARC+Lunch Tour is permanently scheduled in for every Friday and Sunday. However, during school holidays, busy times or just because we can (!!), this tour can be available up to 5 times a week, depending on demand.

If you have a date in mind, just give us a call, there’s a high chance we can put this tour on for you, because we believe everyday should feel like a lazy Sunday.


  • Heather briggs
    Posted at 05:44h, 08 September Reply

    Is the lunch your running today

    • LARC team
      Posted at 07:08h, 09 September Reply

      Hello Heather. Our lunch Tour is fully booked until the 12th. We can put you on a waiting list if you like. Give our friendly team a call on 07 4974 9422.

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