Things to do
The park is a quiet retreat where you can walk along the beach on Mon Repos coastal track, take a bike ride, walk or run along the Turtle trail, explore rock pools and snorkel in the marine park on the fringing reef.
Many people visit the Mon Repos Conservation Park to witness one of nature’s most fascinating spectacles and participate in a night-time Turtle Encounter tour and explore the Turtle Centre to learn about marine turtle and explore Turtle Tales—interactive displays, immersive theatre, Junior Discovery zone.
Submerse yourself in the lives of marine turtles, researchers and rangers in the Turtle Centre's immersive theatre and interactive displays.
Relax in the theatre and enjoy the story of loggerheads told through film, and light and soundscapes.
Kids, have fun exploring the tools and techniques used to look after our turtles in the Junior Discovery zone.
Discover the details, the big picture and the people protecting these ancient mariners.
Witness an ancient life cycle of the animal kingdom, as majestic marine turtles make their journey to the shore to lay their eggs. Delight at the sight of their young, hatching a few months later, and making their tenacious journey to the sea.
Every year, from November to late March, you can join Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre on a night-time guided Turtle Encounter tour to watch nesting (November to January) and hatching (January to March) marine turtles.
Read Mon Repos Turtle Encounter tours for a complete guide to the turtle nesting season and information to plan your Turtle Encounter experience.
View the Journeys information for walking and cycling details.
Seasonal track and trail closure: To protect nesting and hatching turtles, the Mon Repos beach, Mon Repos coastal track and Turtle trail are closed between 6pm and 6am from 15 October to 30 April.
Swimming is not recommended at Mon Repos Beach as it is not patrolled by Queensland surf lifesavers. Swim at nearby patrolled beaches—visit the Bundaberg Regional Council’s website for information about other patrolled beaches in this region.
Enjoy your beach recreation and help reduce hazards for turtles and visitors by:
- flattening large sandcastles and filling in any holes you create before you leave.
- staying off the sand dunes to protect turtle eggs during the marine turtle breeding season (15 October to 30 April) and fragile sand dunes from erosion.
- Seasonal closure: From 15 October to 30 April, Mon Repos beach is closed to public access from 6pm to 6am for turtle conservation purposes. Read more about the Mon Repos Designated Area.
The coastal waters adjacent to Mon Repos Conservation Park, Bargara, Burnett Heads and Elliot Heads are within the Great Sandy Marine Park. Before you go boating, please ensure you are aware of the marine park zones and the management provisions.
See Great Sandy Marine Park for more information.
Read about how boaties can help protect marine life.
To protect this small park’s significant conservation values, camping is not permitted in Mon Repos Conservation Park.
There is a range of camping, caravanning and other accommodation options in Bargara and Bundaberg. For more information see the tourism information links.
- Mon Repos Turtle Season 31 August to 31 October 2021