Bundaberg Region - Mon Repos Nightly Turtle Encounter
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Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and is the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific Ocean region. Successful breeding here is critical for the survival if this endangered species.


Mon Repos Nightly Turtle Encounters 2023/2024 season has now finished. We encourage our guests to sign up to the E-Newsletter. Please visit the Queensland Parks and Wildlife website for more information on the Mon Repos Nightly Turtle Encounters.

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket bookings close at 3pm daily. 

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.

Open year-round, discover where great care begins and how we can all make a difference, with the day time experiences at Mon Repos Turtle Centre, such as Turtle Tales or a Guided Ranger Walk through the conservation park. Combine coffee and culture with brunch in the Milbi Cafe at Mon Repos, before browsing the gift shop and art gallery filled with pieces from local indigenous artists.

From November through to January, 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, some 6-8 weeks later (generally between January to March), you can witness the tiny hatchlings emerging from their sandy nests to scurry down the beach towards the sea.

If you would like to arrange transportation on the night of your Turtle Encounter, the Bundaberg Shuttle Service can offer return transfers. To arrange this service please call their friendly team on 0421 413 446.

More people visit Mon Repos each year to watch nesting turtles and emerging turtle hatchlings. Turtles are easily disturbed if correct turtle watching guidelines are not followed. Parks Rangers and volunteers have the right to refuse entry or escort visitors if needed from the facility.

Ranger guided encounters operate seven nights a week from November to March, excluding 24th, 25th and 31st December.
Nesting turtles are best viewed after dark, from November to January and Turtle hatchlings are best viewed at night from January to March.

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.

Infant - 0-4yrs
Child - 5-14yrs
Adult - 15 years and older
Family - a group of up to 4 related people, comprising

Please be aware of the following fees and charges - A non-refundable booking fee of $3 applies to all bookings. - Booking dates may be changed (subject to availability) without charge at any time up to 72 hours before your tour. - Name changes on your tickets may be made before midday (12:00pm) on the morning of your tour without charge. - Cancellations within 72 hours of your booked tour will incur a $22 administration fee. - Cancellations due to COVID will be fully refunded on receipt of proof of a positive COVID result. Please contact the Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre for details.

Please note if there is no turtle activity and you are not taken to the beach on the night that you have booked or if you decide to leave prior to your group going onto the beach there will be no refund offered. All monies will be forfeited if you do not turn up on the night you are booked. Any amendments (change of tour date) to your booking must be made 24 hours before the day of the tour. In the event of storms when tours are cancelled for visitor safety you will be offered to rebook for another night if there is availability or receive a refund minus the $3 Booking Fee.

141 Mon Repos Road, Mon Repos QLD 4670 Australia