Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg


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Google reviews for Mon Repos Conservation Park

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  • 5 John Nelson
    a week 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
    a month ago

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

  • 5 Rudy Martignago
    2 months ago


  • 5 Neil Harfoot
    6 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

  • 5 Maria Mohorovic
    a year 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.

  • 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

About Mon Repos

    Park features

    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.

    At this globally-significant site you can learn all about these extraordinary animals and the conservation and research programs that are protecting them—visit the Mon Repos Turtle Centre; discover the Turtle Tales immersive theatre and interactive display experiences; and have a Turtle Encounters like very few others in the world.

    The park's features also include Woongarra rainforest scrub remnants, mangroves, the site of Bert Hinkler's first glider flights, a tidal lagoon, rock pools and a historic basalt stone wall built by South Sea Islanders who were brought to Queensland from the 1880s to work in the sugar industry.

    The basalt slabs and reefs that form much of this coastline provide an ideal canvas for colourful displays of corals, sponges, barnacles and shellfish. This stunning diversity of sea life so close to shore has made the Woongarra coast one of the most popular shore-diving areas in Australia.

    Looking after the park

    • Help protect fragile sand dunes from erosion, and protect turtle eggs during the marine turtle breeding season (15 October to 30 April) by staying off the sand dunes.
    • Smoking is not permitted at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and surrounds or on the beach.
    • Please take your rubbish with you.
    • Leave your pets at home—domestic animals are not permitted in Mon Repos Conservation Park.
    • Nesting and hatchling marine turtles are disoriented by bright lights. Artificial lights interfere with their natural habits and instincts, resulting in negative impact on their population. Marine turtles are in trouble—they need our help to survive. For light reducing tips visit the Cut the Glow to Help Turtles Go campaign page.

    To report marine animal strandings call the Queensland Government Wildlife Hotline on 1300 130 372.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The area now within Mon Repos Conservation Park was declared an Environmental Park under the Land Act in 1990. In 1994 it was re-gazetted as a Conservation Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. It includes 45ha of beach and coastal vegetation.

    Tourism information links

    Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre

    36 Avenue Street, Bundaberg
    PO Box 930, Bundaberg QLD 4670
    ph (07) 4153 8888
    fax (07) 4151 2527

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    Further information

    Mon Repos Turtle Centre
    Open 7 days-a-week 9am–12pm (closed 25 December and 25 April).
    Phone: (07) 4159 1652

    Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre

    • The majority of both nesting and hatching turtle activity occurs at night; disturbances and danger from predators, both on land and at sea, is lowest under the cover of darkness. This makes turtles vulnerable to disturbance and disorientation from artificial lights.