Bus driver needed for island connection route

GOT a bus driver's licence? Are you a good talker? Ticking the boxes so far?

How about spending each day in one of the most wonderful places in the Gladstone region?

You need to get hold of Rob Moore at Lady Musgrave Cruises in Seventeen Seventy.

Mr Moore's company runs a regular bus service from Bundaberg to hook up with scheduled trips to Lady Musgrave Island.

The company has a second bus that it'd like to use for a Gladstone run, but he can't find the right person.

"Our Bundaberg bus run always has people aboard," he said. "And I believe there are families in Gladstone who would take up the opportunity if it was available to them."

Mr Moore has advertised extensively to fill the position, and while there has been some interest, it has tended to be from people who don't have the necessary licence qualifications.

He said ideally the bus, and its driver, would be located in Gladstone and travel to Seventeen Seventy each day.

Lady Musgrave unique on barrier reef

LADY Musgrave Island is one of the real gems of the southern Great Barrier Reef.

It is the only island on the Great Barrier Reef with a lagoon and an entrance channel to allow larger vessels.

The voyage to the island from Seventeen Seventy takes about 90 minutes, and visitors spend about five hours on the island before returning.

Mr Moore said the Lady Musgrave experience was attractive to a wide variety of visitors.

Activities on the island include lounging on the beach, guided nature walks, a glass bottomed boat and snorkelling.

The tour includes a tropical buffet lunch, plus tea, coffee and chilled water throughout the day.

There is an abundance of pisonia trees on the island, roosting home for the black noddy tern.

The island comprises 1200 hectares of living reef with a deepwater coral lagoon.

"We are very lucky in the southern reef that it has never been 'overdone' tourism-wise, so people can still enjoy a pristine environment," Mr Moore said.

"It's just a magnificent place."

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