Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg

4.4stars, rated out of 5

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Google reviews for Mon Repos Conservation Park

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  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Garry Bates
    4 months ago

    Very interesting displays and film presentations. Strong focus and education. Well worth a visit.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 John Nelson
    9 months 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.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Admin | PurpleCow Digital Marketing
    10 months ago

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

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Neil Harfoot
    a year 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

  • 3stars, rated out of 5 cath Gabel
    a year 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....

  • More info and reviews

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

Be inspired: No turtles? No problem. Mon Repos has plenty to offer outside turtle nesting season!

Marine turtles return to Mon Repos beach every summer to breed, but in winter and spring, Mon Repos beach lies quietly in wait for the next turtle season. During this time (May to September), there are many reasons to visit Mon Repos. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Mon Repos Conservation Park is a quiet coastal oasis close to the city of Bundaberg. Here visitors can enjoy exploring 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 late March, Turtle Encounter tour 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

Highlights and announcements

  • Mon Repos Turtle Centre update

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

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

  • Marine turtles return to Mon Repos beach every summer to breed, but in winter and spring, Mon Repos beach lies quietly in wait for the next turtle season. During this time (May to September), there are many reasons to visit Mon Repos.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.