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Bustard Bay and Lighthouse Guided Tour - Adult

Seventeen Seventy, QLD
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For 1 person
$149 each
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  • Travel by amphibious vehicle
  • Guided tour inside an historical, operating lighthouse
  • Sandboarding on 35 metre sand dunes

Enjoy a full day tour exploring the beautiful landscapes, parklands and historical lighthouse and surrounds of Bustard Bay. Take in panoramic views of the pristine, sandy coastline and clear blue ocean. Finish the day with the fun of sandboarding down towering sand dunes.

What's Included?

  • Full day tour with guide
  • Guided tour inside an historical, operating 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

Spend a full day exploring the stunning scenery around the remote and beautiful region of Bustard Bay, located within Eurimbula National Park, situated between Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water. Throughout the tour, keep your eyes open for a range of local wildlife, including kangaroos, emus, dolphins, turtles and sea birds. This guided tour will begin with a ride in an ex-army amphibious vehicle, across the beautiful Bustard Bay, the same location that Captain James Cook when he stepped ashore here more than two centuries ago. The amphibious vehicle travels around the bay, travelling over four tidal creeks, before stopping for a delicious morning tea of cakes, cookies and fresh fruit.

Next up, the amphibious vehicle will trek across Jenny Lind Creek, then begins a scenic 4WD journey up Bustard Headland to the Bustard Head Light-Station. This historic light-station was Queensland’s first coastal lighthouse and the only operating lighthouse accessible to the public. This lighthouse stands at 16 metres tall, giving you 360 degree views of the pristine coastline of Bustard Bay and beyond, whilst marvelling at the historical lighthouse’s craftsmanship. Your guide will regale tales of triumph and tragedy about the early settlers and light-keepers who tried to tame this remote wilderness! You will then enjoy an interpretative tour through the restored head light-keepers cottage and the little cemetery, where guests will soon learn why this majestic station was dubbed the 'Lighthouse of Tragedy'.

After the guided light station tour, you will enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by coastal rainforest. Try a smorgasbord of cut sandwiches, cold drinks, billy tea & coffee. During the lunch break, you can explore the coastal rainforest walk to the foreshore, at Jenny Lind Estuary.

Before the day ends, enjoy the thrills of sand boarding down towering 35 metre sand dunes at Middle Island …..if you want to, you can skim out across the water or stop on the sand flat!

Session Length

  • This experience is a full day tour
  • This tour is available on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
  • The tour Departs at 9am and returns at 4pm
  • This experience is not available on 25 December (Christmas Day) and 1 January (New Years Day)


  • 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


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them 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

Numbers on the Day

This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants. There will be a maximum of 64 other people on the experience.


In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider

Dress Code

Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are recommended. Wear cool, comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes for walking.

This experience is located at Bustard Bay, Seventeen Seventy, QLD.