Bustard Bay and Lighthouse Guided Tour, Whitsunday Islands

  • Bustard Bay and Lighthouse Guided Tour, Whitsunday Islands
  • Bustard Bay and Lighthouse Guided Tour, Whitsunday Islands
  • Bustard Bay and Lighthouse Guided Tour, Whitsunday Islands
  • Bustard Bay and Lighthouse Guided Tour, Whitsunday Islands

Bustard Bay and Lighthouse Guided Tour - Adult

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Seventeen Seventy (Seventeen Seventy)
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  • Description
    • Travel by amphibious vehicle
    • Guided tour inside an historical, operating lighthouse
    • Sandboarding on 35 metre sand dunes

    See the stunning Bustard Bay, in the Eurimbula National Park, with this full day guided tour. This scenic region is located between Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy (named after the year Captain James Cook landed there) and home to a variety of wildlife. Look out for the local dolphins, kangaroos, emus, turtles and sea birds during the course of the day.

    Your day will begin in an ex-army amphibious vehicle, which will take you around the bay (over four tidal creeks) before pausing for a tasty morning tea of fresh fruit, cookies and cakes.

    It’s then time for your guided tour to head across Jenny Lind Creek to start a 4WD trip up Bustard Headland to the Bustard Head Light-Station, taking in the scenery as you go. You’ll learn about this area’s history from your guide, including stories about early settlers in this remote wilderness, and have plenty of opportunity to admire the 16-metre lighthouse and the views over the bay.

    This is followed by an interpretative tour of the restored head light-keepers cottage and the little cemetery, where you'll discover why station earned the nickname 'Lighthouse of Tragedy'.

    After the tour, it’s time for lunch – a selection of sandwiches, cold drinks, billy tea and coffee. You’ll also have time to take a stroll along the coastal rainforest walk to the foreshore.

    Round off the day in style with some sand boarding down the 35m dunes of Middle Island.

    Intensity: 5.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 5.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Adult: Ages 17+ years
    • Child: Ages 8-16 years
    • Senior: Must hold a valid Senior Card
    • An $11 fee for Queensland Parks and Wildlife and Lighthouse Heritage management is payable on the day

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat
    • Cool, comfortable clothing
    • Comfortable, enclosed shoes for walking

    What is Supplied

    • Full day tour with guide
    • Guided tour inside the historic lighthouse
    • Visit to the light keeper's cottage museum
    • Walk through the lightstation cemetary
    • Morning tea, picnic lunch and tea, coffee and cold drinks
    • Historical and environmental commentary
    • Sandboarding down sand dunes

    More Information

    • Full day tour
    • Available on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
    • Departs 9am and returns 4pm
    • Not available on 25 December (Christmas Day) and 1 January (New Year’s Day)
    • Takes place on Middle Island QLD and departs from the town of Seventeen Seventy
    • Once this experience has been confirmed, change must be arranged directly with the experience provider directly, according to this policy: Rescheduling – Over 24 hours prior to the experience date: no charge. Within 24 hours of the experience date: 20% per person participant fee. Transferral of booking within 24 hours of experience will also incur a $25 per person fee. No shows and late arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances
    • Tour requires a minimum of 4 participants. There will be a maximum of 64 other people on the experience
    • Experience runs in all weather, assume it will still go ahead, unless the experience provider contacts you to cancel and reschedule
    • Within 24 hours of the experience date: 20% per person participant fee. Transferral of booking within 24 hours of experience will also incur a $25 per person fee.
    • No shows and late arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances

Location

Seventeen Seventy (Seventeen Seventy)