Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg

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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

    Excellent

  • 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.

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Take in the stunning scenery on the Coastal track. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © 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

Mon Repos coastal track

Amble along this gentle coastal walk, richly steeped in South Sea Islander and Australian aviation history.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
4.5km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2hrs walking time.
Grade
Grade 2 walking track
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

The coastal track leads north and south from the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and explores the park behind the dunes on a leafy path. Take drinking water with you (a water bottle refill station is provided at the Turtle Centre) and wear sunscreen. Insect repellent is recommended.

Heading off from the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and into a shady coastal forest, you’ll soon arrive at the impressive 1880s South Sea Islander rock wall. The 1.5m-high wall stretches for 1.6km and was built by South Sea Islanders as they cleared rubble from the nearby cane fields.

The track features include saltpans, a tidal lagoon, freshwater ponds, mangroves, remnants of Woongarra rainforest, and coastal scenery. A wide variety of habitats make this park a great place for seeing birdlife, tidal wildlife and other animals.

If it’s low tide when you reach the beach, explore the colourful rock pools for corals, sponges, fish and other marine life.

The return walk follows a path through the dunes and you’ll learn about aviator Bert Hinkler along the way.

Getting there and getting around

Getting there

The Mon Repos Coastal track is in Mon Repos Conservation Park, 14km east of Bundaberg in the Wide Bay area.

Drive

  • From Walker Street in Bundaberg, drive along Fe Walker Street and Burnett Heads Road for 7km.
  • Take the second exit onto Port Road at the Burnett Heads Road roundabout.
  • Travel for 4km before turning right onto Grange Road.
  • Drive 1.8km along Grange Road as it becomes Mon Repos Road.
  • The park entrance is on your left.

Ride or walk

Getting around

  • From the park entrance, follow Rookery Road for 750m to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre. The Mon Repos Coastal track starts from here.

Wheelchair access

The Mon Repos coastal track north of the Mon Repos Turtle Centre's northern boardwalk is wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

  • Seasonal closure: To protect nesting and hatching turtles, this walking track is closed between 6pm and 6am from 15 October to 30 April.
  • From November to late March, you can visit the park during the restricted times on a Mon Repos Turtle Encounter tour.
  • The park is open at all other times of the year.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Mon Repos safely and Walk with care.