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1770 LARC! Tours

Address: 1770 Marina | 535 Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy, Queensland 4677, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4974 9422
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Visit the Town of 1770 / Agnes Water, on the central Queensland coast for the ideal getaway and join us on the pink amphibious LARC's!An amphibious adventure travelling along the coastline of Eurimbula National Park while experiencing an informative commentary on abundant wildlife and the history of Buastard Bay & the Town of 1770.It is the perfect way to experience the delights of Seventeen Seventy & the thrill of our unique amphibious vessels!
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Gladstone, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We had a group of people go on this tour on Saturday and it was awesome. David (our guide) and Mitch (our driver) - well they made the trip so memorable. The weather was perfect and conditions were excellent. We even had a great surprise with regards to the Bustard Heads Lighthouse - Stuart Buchahan who used to work the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went on the Paradise Tour today. Had a fantastic time. It was worth every cent. Blake and David were great hosts and very diplomatic when dealing with some demanding customers (the 'ladies' in the back seat). It was fun driving along the beach then magically cruising across the water when required. Seeing sharks, rays and many species of birds was... More

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amber r, Manager at 1770 LARC! Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review :) We love to hear our passengers had a fantastic time on tour with us! It is wonderful to see wildlife in such abundance in our area and we love to share the sights on tour. Glad you enjoyed the lighthouse and museum tour :) Everyone enjoys to hear about... More

Beecher
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We participated in a full day Paradise Tour on Saturday. The tour was fully booked and the ages ranged from 7 years to funky seniors :-) Blake was the driver and David the tour guide and they made an awesome team, they have a great sense of humour - with sharp wit, wildlife facts and riveting tales, it made a... More

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amber r, Manager at 1770 LARC! Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review!! Our full day Paradise Tour certainly is on the "must do" list for everyone to do :) It's is amazing how far our passengers come just to do our unique tour, from interstate to worldwide. So glad you enjoyed the humour and tales of our dynamic duo David & Blake whilst on tour. Thank... More

Gladstone, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Husband didn't want to do this... But soon changed his mind LOVED IT!! great day with Neil and Blake, had a ball. If you have a chance do this trip... We have lived local all our lives and this is first time on Larc and definetly not last time....fantastic day,,,

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amber r, Manager at 1770 LARC! Tours, responded to this review

How wonderful to hear your Husband LOVED our full day LARC! Paradise Tour! I guess we have another LARCster converted to be a LARCoholic!!! You can never stop at one tour when you are a LARCoholic ... each time on tour, offers a unique experience to look forward to again and again. Lovely to hear you all had a fantastic... More

Seoul, South Korea
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The best tour to see the bustard bay with sandboarding and visiting the Bustard Lighthouse. We could see the bustard turkeies at the picnic area. Good for family tour.

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amber r, Manager at 1770 LARC! Tours, responded to this review

We are always so happy to hear from our LARCers who have enjoyed our tours! The LARC! Paradise Tour is such a wonderful tour. So glad you enjoyed your day on tour with us :) We hope to see you back again one day :) More

Glenelg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great tour, Great guide that really knew the area. wish we had booked the full day tour not just the afternoon trip but unfortunately we run out of time But will make sure we do the full day trip next time I get to visit the area

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1770LARC, Manager at 1770 LARC! Tours, responded to this review

That's LARCtastic to hear! We're certainly proud of our Skippers, they're full of interesting knowledge about the wildlife, birdlife, local history, Bustard Head Lightstation, Lt Cook and so much more. We look very forward to seeing you for your next visit :) More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great operators funny guys but $500 for 2 adults and 2 children to visit a light house and slide down some sand dunes is a bit to much they provide sandwiches for lunch my wife thought for $500 we were going to get a cooked lunch but no. over all experience was good but not great and not worth the... More

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1770LARC, Manager at 1770 LARC! Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for joining our tour. Unfortunately operating 48 year old machinery does take quite a lot of maintenance and therefore expense. The prices at 1770 LARC! Tours are driven by our expenses and as we are in an emerging tourism desintaiton we could not afford to overprice our products. The annual insurance we pay is... More

Hervey Bay, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Tour was very good and tour guides were excellent. As we travelled with small children it would have been better if we could have spent more time sand boarding. This was excellent and extremely enjoyable. The Bustard Head lighthouse was restored to an excellent standard and you could feel the love and pride of the volunteers. The day was... More

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amber r, Manager at 1770 LARC! Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review :) Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. Each age group takes away something different that they loved from the tour. A lot of passion and hard work has gone into restoring the lighthouse. Sandboarding is always such a thrill and especially for the children :) We hope to see... More

Bribie Island, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Did the "Sunset Tour"and had a lot of fun, this is definitely value for money, very entertaining and really enjoyed the banter of our driver/skipper. The "Larc's" are basic , haven't changed for over 40 yrs and just shows when something is designed and built to stand the test of time, it's still great fun today. Would do this again... More

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amber r, Manager at 1770 LARC! Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review about our LARC! Afternoon Cruise. It sure is value for money! Our skipper delights in having a banter with our guests and sharing the local knowledge and history of the area. Glad you enjoyed our fun filled adventurous tour :) More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful day on the full day Paradise tour. The staff were engaging and informative. If you are a photographer there is plenty of bird life and scenery worth your time. The Bustard Bay lighthouse tour was fascinating. Travelling on the LARC was an adventure in itself but thoroughly enjoyable. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea were plentiful.... More

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amber r, Manager at 1770 LARC! Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review :) There are so many experiences on our tours :- from hearing about the passionate wildlife commentary to hearing about the history of the light house. Thrill seeking fun sandboarding on our towering dunes. Our crew are very passionate people who have resided in this beautiful area for many years whom share a wealth... More

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