08 Feb Whether The Weather? or to Weather The Weather?
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 the Tropic of Capricorn, and further from the Equator, our Queensland way of life by the seaside is comfortable and we adapt to make the most of the summer, our favourite season.
Let us explain why, how we do it and what to consider if you’re travelling.
The wet season brings with it all forms of life. During this time our local flora and fauna come out to play. Native trees scattered through the Eurimbula National Park produce flowers, fruits and seeds as a gift offering to birds like our visiting red tailed black cockatoos and local sunbirds.
Fresh vegetation coerces kangaroo joeys out of their mother’s pouches around the Bustard Head Lightstation. Rain showers wash nutrients into our mangroves where over half of all marine species spend a part of their lives. An abundance of new life colours our natural world and we love sharing this experience to all those who visit.
There is only one way to make this possible and that is thanks to our specialised amphibious LARC! vessels.
Designed to be as equally nimble on land as in water, these creative vehicles steal the stage in all weather and terrain. Soft sand and mud? The LARCs wide tyres make it almost impossible to get bogged. Creek ahead? Switching from land mode to marine the LARCs tackle water head on. Surfs up? Believe it or not, just like the owner LARCman Neil Mergard, the LARC vessels aren’t shy of a wave!
Feels warm? The open sides on board the LARC! act as natural air conditioning. Strong wind? Weighing several tonnes and having a low centre of gravity LARCs are extremely stable on land and at sea and won’t let the wind push them around.
Our brilliant pink LARCs may be the centre of attention, but we also have a secret weapon, well a few secret weapons – our crew!
Local, talented, informative and entertaining, our team love the Agnes & 1770 lifestyle and all that surrounds it. Our crew share the history of the area, information on the wildlife and provide all the enthusiasm you need to enjoy a day during the wet season. Not to mention they’re experts at making the perfect brew of billy tea.
All of the tour products we offer at 1770 LARC! Tours are all-weather operating. To ensure you get the most from your day, we have a few tips. Check local forecasts before departing on tour. If there is a possibility of rain it is recommended to pack a spray jacket and if you are joining us for a tour that includes guided walking, like our Goolimbil Walkabout or our Paradise Tour, feel free to bring along an umbrella. When boarding the LARC! consider where you choose to sit, side seats have a great view, whilst centre seating may be a drier option. Don’t forget your swimwear on the longer tours, even if the sun is hiding there is nothing better than relaxing in the welcoming waters of Jenny Lind Creek. Considering all of the above, we believe it most important to bring along a smile.
For 25 years 1770 LARC! Tours has been providing enjoyment for travellers both nationally and internationally, uniquely sharing the charm of our location. Don’t let the weather dictate your activities, let’s weather the weather together.