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.

Hours: Arrive 6:30pm for Shuttle Bus Transfers into Centre area & Tour Start time 7pm to midnight


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 in November 2019. Ticket bookings will close at 4pm each night for that night's tour (subject to availability). This year, due to the exciting redevelopment of the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, to enter the Centre safely, a shuttle bus transfer will collect you from just outside the Mon Repos Turtle Centre grounds at the Council Car Park at the end of Mon Repos Road from 6:30pm onwards with the Mon Repos Turtle Centre opening at 7pm. This is included in your ticket price.

Please ensure that you make your booking for the tour before you begin travelling to Bundaberg as the tours do book out!


Turtle Experience Ticket Prices (+ $3 fee per booking)

Adult: $27.00

Child (5-14 yrs)/ Concession: $14.00

Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $65.00

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 region.

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.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service offer ranger guided turtle encounters throughout the Bundaberg turtle season, from November to March. Don’t miss their first moments, book now.

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. Respect the natural environment and follow instructions and directives from the Parks Rangers and Volunteers regarding mobile phone use, torches and cameras.

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.

Between the months of November to April from 6pm and 6am, public access to Mon Repos beach and the walking trails is CLOSED.

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.

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 24 hrs prior to the tour. Any amendments (change of tour date) to your booking must be made by 11:00am on 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