Arguably one of the most beautiful, untouched places in Australia, Bustard Bay is an untamed wilderness waiting to be explored.
If you don’t have your own boat or kayak, a two hour LARC + Lunch tour is a fun way to unleash your inner pioneer.
The iconic hot pink LARCs have been operating in the Town of 1770 for more than 25 years, and are a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike.
Larrikin LARC tour guides share their extensive knowledge of local history, abundant wildlife and indigenous culture, before serving sandwiches or wraps and fresh fruit, cakes and cold drinks under the shade of a Casuarina tree.
Watch the armies of soldiers crabs that scamper en masse across the sand, and marvel at sea eagles that dive with precision to catch their prey.
A mecca for bird watchers, Bustard Bay got its name from the bird that Lieutenant James Cook ate when he anchored the Endeavour and came ashore at Round Hill on May 24, 1770.
Built by the US Army in the mid 1960s, the amphibious LARCs have been named in honour of Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Carl Solander; the two botanists who accompanied Captain Cook when he explored the east coast of Australia.
Eco-Certified LARC! Tours depart from the 1770 Marina, 535 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770 QLD 4677