Mon Repos Turtle Encounters

29 August to 30 December 2023
29 August 2023 3:05pm
11 September 2023 9:33am

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Ticket sales for Mon Repos Turtle Encounter are now open! Book a spot and join our Park Rangers on a guided Turtle Encounter tour for your chance to see majestic female turtles laying their eggs (November to January) or watch young hatchlings dig free and hustle down the beach (late January to March).

  • Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. This is the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific Ocean region. Successful breeding here is critical for the survival of this endangered species.
  • A turtle’s arrival can’t be predicted—some nights multiple turtles arrive early, sometimes only a few arrive at a time, and some turtles arrive after midnight.
  • A moderate level of fitness is required for the Turtle Encounter tour—for some of the evening you will be outside on the beach. 
  • You may be required to walk up to 1.6km (return journey) at night in natural light or with limited light in some sections and stand on uneven surfaces for approximately one hour. This walk to view marine turtles traverses sandy surfaces, including short steep sandy sections on vegetated dunes, and boardwalk ramps.

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