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Turtles

Turtles

Welcome to MonRepos

 

Welcome to MonRepos


Mon Repos, on the coast of Bundaberg, supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region.

It is an amazing sight to see these huge creatures heaving their way up the beach to find a safe spot to dig a nest and lay their eggs. And then, if you're lucky, to come back some 6-8 weeks later and see the tiny hatchlings emerging from their sandy nests to scurry down the beach towards the sea.

Visitors can witness nesting and hatching turtles over the summer months on Mon Repos beach, on a Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service ranger guided turtle encounter. Turtles are easily disturbed if correct watching guidelines are not followed, so this special ranger led experience has been carefully created to help you understand and appreciate the life cycle of the turtle, to manage turtle watching, and ensure successful breeding for the survival of this endangered species.

THE 2016/17 TURTLE SEASON WILL RUN FROM 7th NOVEMBER 2016 THROUGH TO 19 MARCH 2017

Entry fees for the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter contribute to visitor and habitat management for the conservation and protection of turtles.

2015/16 Admission fees:
Adults | 15 years and older - $12
Concessions | Any Australian Government issued concession cards- $6.25
Students | Student Id required; Secondary, TAFE or University - $6.25
Children | 5-14 years - $6.25
Infants | 4 years and under - Free
Family Pass | 2 adults + 2 children (extra children at above prices) - $28.75

Infants are free but must be booked in with the rest of the group.

Educational Groups - $2.70
(Can NOT be booked online. Only ONE group per evening can be booked)

*Plus an administration fee of $3.00 per booking. This admin fee is non-refundable.

**Family is a group of  4 related people, comprising of 2 adults and 2 children.
***Concession—a person is eligible for a 'card' concession if they have:
· a Centrelink issued Commonwealth Seniors Health card, Health Care card or Pensioner Concession card
· a Department of Veteran's Affairs Gold, White or Orange DVA card
· a secondary school official student photo ID card
· a full-time student card from a tertiary institution (TAFE or University).
#Education Group rate is available to Primary and Secondary school groups, price is per person.