Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Kylie Wood
    2 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 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.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Neil Harfoot
    2 years 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

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Take in the best features of the Woongarra coastline on the Turtle trail. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

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

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
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.
Easy mountain-bike trail

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Picnic tables
  • 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 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.

Note: Park access from Nielson Park and Bargara is via Bargara Road, turn right at Bargara State School into Potters Road, right again at Grange Road and then continue straight ahead to Mon Repos Road.

Read more park access information.

Before you visit

Opening hours

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

Visiting safely

For more safety information see:

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.