Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg

4.3stars, rated out of 5

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Kylie Wood
    3 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 Christopher Trikilis
    2 weeks ago

    They love turtles. And so will you after visiting. Excellent hands-on displays and ability to walk along beach

  • 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.

  • More info and reviews

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

Things to do

    Photo of parking bays for Disability parking permit holders close to the Turtle Centre and sealed access paths.

    There are designated parking bays for Disability Parking Permit holders close to the Turtle Centre and sealed access paths.

    Photo credit: Cathy Gatley © Queensland Government

    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 turtles in the Turtle Tales Immersive Experience—interactive displays and theatre.

    Turtle Tracks and Tales Ranger-guided walks are available seasonally.

    From November to late March, take a Ranger-guided Turtle Encounter tour at night on the beach. Bookings are essential!

    From November to late March, take a Ranger- guided Turtle Encounter tour at night on the beach. Bookings are essential!

    Photo credit: Robert Ashdown ©️ Queensland Government

    Turtle Tales Immersive Experience

    Submerse yourself in the lives of marine turtles, Researchers and Park Rangers in the Turtle Centre's Turtle Tales Immersive Experience—interactive displays and theatre.

    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.

    Please be aware the centre does not display captive, live turtles.

    Opening hours and ticket prices.

    Turtle Encounter tours

    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 Park 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.

    Bookings are essential—limited numbers of tickets are available. Book ahead to avoid disappointment. Opening hours and ticket prices.

    Turtle Tracks and Tales Ranger-guided walk

    Have fun exploring the conservation park during the day on this Ranger-guided walk and learn about turtle conservation and research, turtle tracks and nesting sites. This walk departs from the Turtle Centre and is offered during turtle tour season from November to late March (closed 24, 25 and 31 December).

    Bookings are essential. Guided walk times and tickets prices.

    Walking and cycling

    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.

    Enjoy a peaceful walk along the beach.

    Enjoy a peaceful walk along the beach.

    Photo credit: Queensland Government

    Beach recreation

    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.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.