The largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland occurs at Mon Repos, and from November to March, visitors can watch nesting and hatching turtles on the beach at night. This park is world famous for its marine turtle wildlife spectacle where loggerhead, flatback and green turtles come ashore to nest on an accessible mainland beach. The park is also home to Woongarra rainforest remnants, mangroves, a tidal lagoon and historic sites.... more
In winter and spring, take quiet beach walks, watch birds or explore rock pools. From November to March, take a night tour for a close encounter with turtles on the beach. You may see turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs; or witness hatchlings emerging from their nests and heading for the sea. Turtle watching is very popular, so bookings are essential and fees apply. Visit the information centre to learn about Mon Repos, turtles and the nearby Great Sandy Marine Park.... less
Children are catered for with educational displays, games and activities.
The information centre has wheelchair access. On ranger-guided Turtle Encounters, a special wheelchair is available for use on the beach. Conditions apply for use including a requirement for two people to accompany the wheelchair user for handling along the beach in soft sand. Wheelchair must be booked prior to arrival. Disabled toilets are also available.
How To Get There
Mon Repos is 14 kilometres north east of Bundaberg. From Bundaberg, follow the signs to Bargara along the Bundaberg-Bargara Road. At the Bargara Primary School, turn left into Potters Road. When you come to the T-intersection at the end of Potters Road, turn right into Grange Road. Continue straight ahead onto Mon Repos Road and follow the signs to the entrance of Mon Repos Conservation Park on the left. Access to the park is from the Mon Repos Road entry.
It is essential to book your Turtle Encounters as numbers are limited and some nights are booked out one to three days in advance.
Please note that there is a AUD3 booking fee added to the total cost of the booking.
To make a booking click the 'Book online' button or telephone the Bundaberg West Visitor Information Centre.
|Adult||$11.25||01 Jul - 01 Apr||An 'Adult' is a person 15 years of age or older.|
|$5.85||01 Jul - 01 Apr||5 - 14 years|
|Concession||$5.85||01 Jul - 01 Apr||Concession is a person is eligible for a 'card' concession if they have: 1.from Centrelink; a Commonwealth Seniors Health card, a Health Care card, a Pensioner Concession card, or 2.from the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs; a Gold, White or Orange DVA card 3.'student' concession if they are a secondary school student aged 15 years and over. They must show an official student photo ID card; or if they are a full time, tertiary (TAFE or University) student. They must show an official 'full time' student card from the tertiary institution.|
|Family||$26.90||01 Jul - 01 Apr||Maximum 2 adults and 2 children (5 to 14 years)|
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