SPOT ON: 1770 Larc! Tours are preparing for the P&O; cruise liners.
SPOT ON: 1770 Larc! Tours are preparing for the P&O; cruise liners. Contributed

Larc business has big plans for cruise visitors

WHILE some businesses are still working out how they can capitalise on five cruise liner visits each year, 1770 Larc! Tours are ready.

The business was one of several recognised with tourism excellence in business awards at Tuesday's Business Enterprise Luncheon.

>> Planning underway to cater for cruise visitors

Marketing manager Amber Rodgers said the company was looking at developing a new cultural tour, and an indigenous cultural tour.

"We want to take people out to Eurimbula National Park and do tasting of kangaroo and mudcrabs," she said.

The amphibious Larc! vessels are already a major drawcard for the region, and tours currently take people around the park with details about the history of the area along with sandbar fun.

Ms Rodgers said the lighthouse at Bustard Head, Lady Musgrave Island, and the annual 1770 festival were great activities for visitors to the region.

"We have the Captain Cook monument and we could market that with people dressed in period costume to welcome the visitors."

ON BOARD

These businesses showed their interest at the Q&A session:

  • Stonestreets
  • MIPEC
  • 1770 Larc! Tours
  • Port Curtis Historical Society
  • Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
  • State Government, development department


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