Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg

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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 Joe Denney
    a year ago

    Brilliant what an experance. Probably highlight of holiday. Just a joy.

  • 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 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

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
1.5km one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 10mins riding time and 1hr walking time.
Grade
Easy mountain-bike trail
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

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

Soak up the sun and fresh ocean breezes on the 1.5km park section of the longer 7.7km Bundaberg Regional Council Turtle trail.

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 race the families of double-barred finches as they fly 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.

  • From the park entrance, follow Rookery Road for 750m to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre. You can join the Turtle trail from the centre, the northern boardwalk, or at the northen end of the car park.
  • Alternatively, continue on Mon Repos Road to the car park at the end and join the Turtle trail from there.

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

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.

Getting to Mon Repos

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

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, 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

The Turtle trail is wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Turtle trail is open 24 hours a day.

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

Visiting safely

For more safety information see:

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.