Mon Repos Conservation Park Bundaberg

4.3stars, rated out of 5

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Maria Mohorovic
    3 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

  • 3stars, rated out of 5 Natalie holmes
    2 years 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

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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

    wheelchair accessible parking bays close to the Turtle Centre

    There are wheelchair accessible parking bays 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 turtle and explore Turtle Tales—interactive displays, immersive theatre, Junior Discovery zone.

    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 park ranger guided Turtle Encounter tour at night on the beach. Bookings are essential!

    Photo credit: Robert Ashdown ©️ Queensland Government

    Mon Repos Turtle Tales

    Submerse yourself in the lives of marine turtles, researchers and park 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.

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

    Opening hours and ticket prices.

    Mon Repos Turtle Encounters

    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.

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

    Camping and accommodation


    To protect this small park’s significant conservation values, camping is not permitted in Mon Repos Conservation Park.

    Nearby accommodation

    There is a range of camping, caravanning and other accommodation options in Bargara and Bundaberg. For more information see the tourism information links.