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PUTTING THE TURTLES FIRST: MON REPOS’ DEDICATION TO SUSTAINABILITY

PUTTING THE TURTLES FIRST: MON REPOS’ DEDICATION TO SUSTAINABILITY

As the Southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world! Those beaches are home to 50% of the South Pacific’s nesting loggerhead turtles. So it’s no surprise that each year 30,000 people flock to Mon Repos to have an up close and personal experience with these amazing sea creatures.

Your Bundaberg Itinerary For Two

Your Bundaberg Itinerary For Two

The closest access point to the Great Barrier Reef from Brisbane, Bundaberg is the town the turtles call home, where the reef touches the beach, where plates overflow with local produce and the rum is always world class.

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Catch some ZZZ’s on the Reef!

Catch some ZZZ’s on the Reef!

  Guest Blogger Bio Jess Marsellos

As if one of the seven wonders of the natural world is accessible just 30 minutes from Bundaberg!

The quintessential Queensland holiday which has been hatched by nature

The quintessential Queensland holiday which has been hatched by nature

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It’s a balmy beachy evening, the kind that reminds you of those old-fashioned holidays when you were young. You remember the type. When mum miraculously tossed out the rule book about being home by the time the sun conceded to another sultry summer day. Instead, she allowed you to frolic by the ocean with your mates. Mind you, not too late, just enough time to allow you to squeeze that last bit of oozy goodness out of your day, before crawling into your summer sheets, sandy feet and all. Reading under the covers by torchlight way beyond bedtime? You had that sorted too.

Late November/early December in Bundaberg and it’s that same scent of nostalgia. These are languid lollypop days in Queensland’s coastal city most renowned for its rum. The Tilt Train & Turtles Getaway begins aboard Queensland Rail’s Tilt Train. Crawl into your comfortable seat and let the world wash over you on this 351km journey which takes just 4.5 hours.

Where Wild Things Roam - Experience Turtle Conservation In Bundaberg

Where Wild Things Roam - Experience Turtle Conservation In Bundaberg

Kate Webster
Where Wild Things Roam

Each year marine turtles congregate along the Queensland coastline to nest, providing an opportunity for people to not only witness the event but do so in a way that helps provide education in conserving these endangered animals.