Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg

4.3

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Google reviews for Mon Repos Conservation Park

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  • 5 John Nelson
    a month ago

    Our family has visited a couple of times and greatly enjoyed the experience both times, a very worthwhile bucket list item! Be patient when on the beach with your group as you wait for turtles to emerge from the water, this is nature unfolding before you, not just an App you click on for instant gratification. We admire what Mon Repos is doing to conserve these beautiful creatures and will most definitely visit again.

  • 5 Admin | PurpleCow Digital Marketing
    2 months ago

    The turtle encounter is amazing. Something everyone should do in their lifetime! Highly recommend this to anyone.

  • 5 Neil Harfoot
    7 months ago

    Have been 4-5 times have seen laying and hatching depending on which month.But have seen both on same night in middle of season can be a long night and take a jacket as it can get cool. It’s a great thing to do with the kids or visitors and will be doing it again this coming season with friends from wales can’t wait

  • 3 Natalie holmes
    8 months ago

    The experience with the turtles was great. However there was way too many people in each group. That really spoilt the whole night. Otherwise I was very happy with my experience. Would of been happier to pay a bit extra if it meant the group wasn't as large

  • 3 cath Gabel
    9 months ago

    Waiting 4-5 hrs, being the last group, too many people in each groups.... could be organized much better to ensure that on the night people get a fair chance of being close to the action. Some groups were on the beach for over an hour having enjoyed hatchlings coming to the surface and travelling to the waters, nesting and helping out with relocating eggs.... other groups not so fortunate to any such experiences....

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The success of nesting and hatchling turtles at Mon Repos is critical for the survival of loggerhead turtles. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Mon Repos Turtle Centre update

COVID-safety guidelines are in place to protect you and the turtles. Please read the Conditions of Entry before you book your visit online. Photo credit: Queensland Government

Mon Repos Conservation Park is a quiet coastal oasis close to the city of Bundaberg. Here visitors can enjoy explore the coastal environment along the beach, walking tracks and shared trail (for walkers and cyclists) and learn about marine turtle conservation.

For turtle conservation, Mon Repos is a globally-significant site that supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland; and the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region. The success of the loggerhead nesting and hatching turtles at Mon Repos is critical for the survival of this endangered species.

Throughout the year the Mon Repos Turtle Centre is a hub for visitors and marine turtle conservation. From November to March, visitors can see nesting and hatching turtles on the beach at night.

Location

On the Woongarra coast, 14km east of Bundaberg.

Welcome

The Port Curtis Coral Coast region encompasses the traditional estates of four identified First Nations groups—Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Byellee.

As traditional owners our identity is tied to caring for places on country and being actively involved in looking after animals and plants on country. Our ancestors have hunted and fished in this sea country since time immemorial and there are many important cultural sites in our region that we cherish, some of them here, at Mon Repos. For us it is a special place.

Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Byellee peoples.

Learn moreGetting there

Park facilities

  • No campfires
  • Information centre
  • Park office
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Wifi
  • No camping
  • Cycling
  • Walking

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