How to get to Mon Repos: :
Mon Repos is 15 minutes east of Bundaberg and a 4 ½ hour drive north of Brisbane.
From Bundaberg, follow the signs to Bargara along the Bundaberg–Bargara Road. At Bargara Primary School, turn left into Potters Road. At the end of Potters Road turn right into Grange Road and follow the signs to Mon Repos.
If you are coming from Bargara town centre, it’s an easy 8 minute drive. Head back towards Bundaberg on Bauer St, which turns into the Bundaberg – Bargara Road. 2 kilometres from Bargara town centre is the Bargara Primary School on the right, turn right into Potters Road. At the end of Potters Road turn right into Grange Road and follow the signs to Mon Repos.
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Or, if not driving, you may Catch the Turtle Express, operating nightly during turtle season, with pick up from Bundaberg and Bargara and return transfers to Mon Repos Regional Park. Bookings are essential.
What to do when you get to Mon Repos :
Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm start. On arrival, please queue at the information centre with your booking details, where you will be given a numbered group sticker which must be worn and clearly visible. Your group number is allocated based on your time of booking, not your position in the line-up on the night, so relax and soak up the atmosphere of the Park.
In the information centre, take time to look at the displays and browse through the shop. These have been set up to give you a greater understanding and appreciation of Turtle Biology and the little things we can do on land to aid in the survival of this endangered species.
Ranger shows and videos are presented in the amphitheatre as you wait (weather permitting).
Staff patrol the beach for turtles and groups are called as soon as an event occurs. You will be escorted onto the beach only when your allocated group is called. Please be patient and listen to the instructions of the Rangers and turtle volunteers.
Be aware that if turtles are scarce you may have to wait for two or more hours before going onto the beach. The total visit time at Mon Repos can be up to six hours. If you have kids, pack some games and snacks in your bag!