Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg

4.3

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Google reviews for Mon Repos Conservation Park

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  • 5 John Nelson
    a month 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
    2 months ago

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

  • 5 Neil Harfoot
    7 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
    8 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
    9 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....

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Take in the best features of the Woongarra coastline on the Turtle trail. 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 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

Turtle trail

Walk or ride along the spectacular Woongarra coastline on a track that connects the park with nearby coastal towns.

Journey type
Walk, cycle
Distance
2km one way within the park and the complete trail from Bargara (Kellys Beach) to Burnett Heads is 7.7km one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Within the park allow 10min riding time and 1hr walking time.
Grade
Easy mountain-bike trail
Where
View map

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Soak up the sun and fresh ocean breezes on the 2km park section of the longer 7.7km Bundaberg Regional Council Turtle trail.

This wide, sealed trail is suitable for assisted wheelchair access, prams, walkers, runners and cyclists.

Shaded by seaside forests and flanked by a pristine beach, there are plenty of places along the way to stop and take in the stunning coastal views.

See if the kids can look for families of double-barred finches flying along the edge of the trail.

At the edge of the park you can return the way you came, or continue along to nearby towns.

Getting there and getting around

The Turtle trail travels between Bargara and Burnett Heads. It passes through Mon Repos Conservation Park, 14km east of Bundaberg in the Wide Bay area.

Ride or walk to the park:

Arrive by car:

  • From the park entrance off Mon Repos Road, follow Rookery Road for 750m to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre.
  • You can join the Turtle trail at the northern end of the Turtle Centre car park. Walkers can also access the trail from the Turtle Centre using the walking track from the northern boardwalk.
  • Alternatively, use the Mon Repos Road car park (southern entrance) or the Moores Road car park (northern entrance) and join the Turtle trail from there.

Getting to Mon Repos

Drive

  • 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. At the Mon Repos park entrance at 141 Mon Repos Road, turn left into Rookery Road.
  • 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. At the Mon Repos park entrance at 141 Mon Repos Road, turn left into Rookery Road.
  • Look for Rookery Road on your left and follow it 750m to the Turtle Centre car park.

Before you visit

Opening hours

  • Seasonal closure: To protect nesting and hatching turtles, the Turtle trail (within Mon Repos Conservation Park) is closed between 6pm and 6am from 15 October to 30 April.
  • The Turtle trail is open at all other times of the year.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see: