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.


UPDATE: Thanks to your support, the Mon Repos Turtle Encounters are booked out for the 2020/21 season. Any availabilities will be filled from the Wait List, however, please be aware that it is heavily subscribed.

Important Message: If you are having trouble booking the Encounter online, please call 1300 722 099 or email info@bundabergregion.org

The Mon Repos Turtle Season is open and tickets are now on sale for the season starting on the 6th November 2020. Ticket bookings will close at 3pm each night for that night's tour (subject to availability). This year, due to COVID 19 restrictions all visitors must read the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Conditions of Entry document prior to entry.

Persons entering Mon Repos Turtle Centre (MRTC) consent and agree to comply with all of the following Conditions of Entry.
Please ensure that you make your booking for the tour before you begin travelling to Bundaberg as the tours do book out!


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.

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 is a group of up to 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, or a full-time student card from a tertiary institution (TAFE or University).

Please note that Bundaberg Tourism reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee if you cancel for the evening you have booked. The booking fee of $3 paid by the customer is NON REFUNDABLE and is retained by the Booking Agent plus the $22 booking centre cancellation fee.

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 or you cancel your booking less than 72 hrs prior to the tour. 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