Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg

4.3stars, rated out of 5

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Google reviews for Mon Repos Conservation Park

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Kylie Wood
    3 weeks ago

    5 stars for the magnificent girl laying eggs for her first season. What an amazing thing to experience. It was nature at its best and truly appreciated the opportunity to see it. Just wondering though about the appropriateness of the human contact especially moving the eggs. Was this just part of the tourist show or is it really necessary? Will those eggs survive human interference? Does it happen anywhere else? A little disappointed with how much information the volunteers could offer compared to the marine biologist who took us on a tour with Lady Musgrave tours the day before.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Christopher Trikilis
    2 weeks ago

    They love turtles. And so will you after visiting. Excellent hands-on displays and ability to walk along beach

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Maria Mohorovic
    4 years ago

    A fascinating beach that changes so much as you walk it. Starting as golden sand at one end, moving through to shellgrit then pebbles and finally volcanic rock. Beautiful.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 John Nelson
    2 years 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 Den Lyon
    4 years ago

    Beautiful unspoilt beach, empty on a September Monday.

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Loggerhead turtle nesting on the Turtle Encounter Tour. Photo credit: Lise Pedersen © Queensland Government

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

Be inspired: Turtles, history and a whole lot more: Mon Repos has plenty to offer!

Mon Repos is all about turtles, right? Yes and no. It is home to some of the most amazing turtle experiences on offer, but it also boasts great ‘beachy’ outdoor fun with a dash of intriguing history thrown in. Photo credit: © 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. Take a walk through the interpretive displays and learn about the turtle’s lifecycle, the threats they face and the role of conservation. The centre does not display captive, live turtles.

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
  • Guided tours and talks
  • Information centre
  • Park office
  • Picnic tables
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Wifi
  • No camping
  • Cycling
  • Walking

Highlights and announcements

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.