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Family Travel - What kids think of snorkels, sun and sea turtles on Lady Musgrave Island

Family Travel - What kids think of snorkels, sun and sea turtles on Lady Musgrave Island

Sophie Cullen
Family Travel

Few people can say they’ve seen a baby sea turtle hatch. The marine reptile usually lays its eggs beneath the sand, where it is cool and out of sight of predators. 11-year-old turtle lover Natalie Ephraims considers herself pretty lucky to have witnessed the event up close. We caught up with Natalie to talk snorkelling, sleeping at sea and turtles on Lady Musgrave Island.

The Global Goddess - NEW BEGINNINGS

The Global Goddess - NEW BEGINNINGS

Christine Retschlag
The Global Goddess

I am driving north of Brisbane to Bundaberg on my latest travel writing assignment when it strikes me that I am also on a personal pilgrimage. So caught up am I in the possibility of finally having the chance to experience the turtle hatchlings at Mon Repos on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, that I have temporarily forgotten my strong links to this regional Queensland town.

Escape - Lady Musgrave Island Off Bundaberg Emerging As Queensland Tourism Gem

Escape - Lady Musgrave Island Off Bundaberg Emerging As Queensland Tourism Gem

One of Queensland’s best-kept secrets is a secret no more.

Turtle Hatching - This Magnificent Life

Turtle Hatching - This Magnificent Life

Hundreds of tiny footprints linking the sand dunes to the sea are a tell-tale sign of turtle hatchlings starting their life at Mon Repos beach.

Top 3 Animal Encounters in Queensland - Family Travel

Top 3 Animal Encounters in Queensland - Family Travel

See ancient creatures travel to shore to lay their eggs, or witness the tiny hatchlings bravely make their way to the ocean on their first perilous journey.