2020/21 Bundaberg Turtle Season
Mon Repos Turtle Encounter is a ranger-guided turtle encounter and the only one of it’s kind on the east-coast of Australia. The Mon Repos Centre is instrumental in the research of turtle conservation, specifically the endangered Loggerhead turtles that frequent this beach.
Experience this natural wonder thousands of years in the making at Mon Repos Conservation Park. Watch as mother turtles lay their clutches of eggs from November – January on a ranger-guided Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. In January – March form a pathway to the ocean for the baby turtles as they begin their dangerous journey into adolescence with only 1 in 1000 turtles making it to maturity.
Witness a miracle on a Mon Repos Turtle Encounter and create memories to last a lifetime.
Ranger guided encounters operate seven nights a week by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Pre-purchase your turtle tour tickets HERE.
For everyone’s safety, and in line with the Park’s COVID plan, visitor numbers have been reduced for the Turtle Centre and Turtle Encounter tours.
- Nightly Visitor numbers are restricted to a maximum of 70 people.
- Turtle Encounter tour groups are restricted to 14 people per tour group (excluding school groups)
- Book early and book your family or social group as one booking.
Child (5-14 yrs)/ Concession: $14.25
Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $66.15
Mon Repos is a beach off the coast of Bundaberg and supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the Eastern Australian mainland. It also has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region.
Please be aware that turtles are wild marine animals and we cannot guarantee you will see either nesting turtles or hatchlings, on occasional evenings turtles do not arrive.
Between the months of November to April from 6pm and 6am, public access to Mon Repos beach and the walking trails is CLOSED.
If your are tavelling to Bundaberg to experience the wonder of turtle nesting and hatching book Bundaberg accommodation and stay with Villa Mirasol Motor Inn, a five-minute walk to the Bundaberg CBD. Convenient and comfortable Bundaberg accommodation.
Monday - Thursday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Friday - Sunday and Public Holidays: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
Check In: 1:00pm
Check Out: 10:00am
Your room will be serviced daily (excluding Public Holidays)
Guest planning to arrive after 9pm Mon – Thurs and after 8pm on Fri, Sat, Sun and Public Holidays must contact us in advance to arrange for a late check in.
A VALID credit card must be used to secure the booking and be presented by the cardholder at check in along with matching photo identification.