Tourism - Bundaberg Region Limited - Bundaberg City Visitor Information Centre

Southern Great Barrier Reef Queensland Where great begins
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Mon Repos, on the coast of Bundaberg, supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland.
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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, if you're lucky, to come back some 6-8 weeks later and see the tiny hatchlings emerging from their sandy nests to scurry down the beach towards the sea.

Visitors can witness nesting and hatching turtles over the summer months on Mon Repos beach, on a Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service ranger guided turtle encounter. Turtles are easily disturbed if correct watching guidelines are not followed, so this special ranger-led experience has been carefully created to help you understand and appreciate the life cycle of the turtle, to manage turtle watching and ensure successful breeding for the survival of this endangered species.