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Witnessing the nesting and hatching of a rare animal that may live for 200 years is a unique Queensland natural encounter you won’t soon forget.

A large variety of turtles such as the loggerhead, green, leatherback and flatback nest from November to March each year along the Queensland coast. From Bundaberg in the south, to the Cape in the tropical north, as well on the islands of the Southern Great Barrier Reef (Lady Elliot Island, Heron Island, Wilson Island, and Lady Musgrave Island). Find more great turtles facts here.

Mother turtles come ashore to nest during November to January and from January to late March you’ll see tiny hatchlings take their first steps at Mon Repos, Australia’s most accessible sea turtle rookery. Don’t miss these great first moments – bookings essential.

Book your Turtle Experience at Mon Repos through the Bundaberg Information Centre (T +61 7 4153 8888).

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