Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg


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  • 5 Rudy Martignago
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  • 5 Neil Harfoot
    3 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
    5 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
    5 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....

  • 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.

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Park Rangers will give you a glimpse into a turtle's world. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

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 Encounter tours

Don’t miss the chance to join our expert Park Rangers for a rare and wonderful experience with endangered marine turtles.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (flush)

The best time to visit Mon Repos is between November and late March when you can witness one of the animal kingdom’s most ancient life cycles.

Book a spot and join our Park Rangers on a tour to see nesting (November–January) or hatching (January–March) sea turtles. Gather around a majestic female as she lays her eggs, or watch young hatchlings dig free and hustle down the beach.

No-one else is allowed on the beach at these times and the popular tours have limited places. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Bookings are essential and fees apply.

While the Park Rangers search the beach for turtles, you can enjoy the displays, browse through the shop and watch presentations in the amphitheatre.

After your tour, drop into the Turtle Centre for your $2 certificate, and to buy a memento of your turtle encounter.

Back at the centre, remember to post photos of your turtle encounter and tag #QldParks and #southerngreatbarrierreef

Getting there and getting around

The Mon Repos Turtle Encounter tours start at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre in Mon Repos Conservation Park, 14km east of Bundaberg in the Wide Bay area.

Getting to Mon Repos


  • From Bundaberg: Follow the signs to Bargara along Bargara Road. At Bargara Primary School turn left into Potters Road. At the end of Potters Road, turn right at the T-intersection into Grange Road. Continue straight ahead onto Mon Repos Road and follow the signs to the car park.
  • From Bargara: Travel along Bargara Road, following the signs to Bundaberg. At Bargara Primary School turn right into Potters Road. At the end of Potters Road, turn right at the T-intersection into Grange Road. Continue straight ahead onto Mon Repos Road and follow the signs to the car park.
  • Turtle Encounter tours: Follow the signs to the car park at the end of Mon Repos Road, just south of the park. From here shuttle buses will take you into the park for your Turtle Encounter.

Car parks are provided at the end of Mon Repos Road (southern park entrance) and at the end of Moores Road (northern park entrance).


For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

View the opening hours for Turtle Encounters.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Mon Repos safely.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.