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An Insider's Guide to Booking your Ultimate Turtle Experience

An Insider's Guide to Booking your Ultimate Turtle Experience

Every year the Southern Great Barrier Reef welcomes mother turtles upon the shores of Lady Elliot Island, Lady Musgrave Island and Mon Repos Beach as they return to the place they were born to lay their eggs, drawn by a magnetic connection to the tectonic plates of the beach established upon hatching. An experience for all ages and a true miracle of nature, with only 1 in 1000 baby turtles reaching maturity to return to lay, watching these magnificent turtles in their natural habitat is a bucket list experience you don't want to miss. So, whether you're swimming with turtles among the coral-filled waters of the Southern Great Barrier Reef or witnessing a miracle on a ranger-guided Mon Repos Nightly Turtle Encounter, come experience the magic of the turtle lifecycle this Bundaberg Turtle Season.

Turtle jokes for the trip to Mon Repos Beach

Turtle jokes for the trip to Mon Repos Beach

Making the trek out to beautiful Mon Repos Beach with the family? Sounds the perfect time for a few terrible turtle jokes!

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Taking the tour: Experiencing a guided turtle tour on Mon Repos Beach

Taking the tour: Experiencing a guided turtle tour on Mon Repos Beach

Watching tiny turtle hatchlings make their way down the beach, or the steady path of a mother turtle making her way up the sand to lay her precious clutch of eggs, is truly a 'bucket list' moment – and one that you certainly don't get to experience every day!

Tips for Exploring Mon Repos Beach

Tips for Exploring Mon Repos Beach

Every year, hundreds of turtles make their way back to Mon Repos Beach – the site of their own hatching, to produce the next crop of teeny tiny turtles.

Turtle 101: Meet the Turtles of Mon Repos

Turtle 101:  Meet the Turtles of Mon Repos

Keen to learn a little more about these adorable little guys before you arrive? Then read on for some quick facts about the many turtles who chose to return to Mon Repos every year!