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Mon Repos Turtle Express

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Went to visit to see the turtles hatching. Were in the last group so it was a bit boring hanging... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Julie D
Fraser Coast, Australia
A bucket list wish - ticked. A delightful experience to see nature at its best.

Be sure to book ahead. Bring your hanky. The sight of either the mother turtle struggleing up the... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
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Enjoy travelling in safety and comfort to Mon Repos Turtle Rookery to experience this amazing natural encounter! The Turtle Express is your transport & ticket package to the encounter.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
20 Verdant Siding Rd, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670, Australia
+61 7 4153 1037
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Took the drive out to the sanctuary to find the road closed and a small sign informing us the sanctuary was being redeveloped. Would have been helpful had that of been signposted on one of the many direction indicator signs in the way!More

Thank Caroline W
Shannon M, Front Office Manager at Mon Repos Turtle Express, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to post this review – it is through feedback from our guests that we are able to deliver a better experience. We are disappointed to hear that you traveled out to Mon Repos and then couldn’t access...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Went to visit to see the turtles hatching. Were in the last group so it was a bit boring hanging around and when we went out we only found half a dozen hatchlings. Then staff told us we could come out onto the beach again...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Be sure to book ahead. Bring your hanky. The sight of either the mother turtle struggleing up the sand dunes to find a suitable place to dig her nest, the ordeal of digging and laying her eggs ... or from January ... the cutest little...More

Thank J0sreview
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We missed the tours by a week and were devastated (We're from the UK and it was our penultimate day here). We went to the beach on a whim, hoping for stragglers and were rewarded with over 100 loggerhead hatchlings! Went back next day to...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to describe this experience because it’s just that - an experience with nature that’s truly one of a kind. We visited in March, which means the Mon Repos Turtle experience we encountered was the hatching of the baby Loggerhead Turtles. Book well in...More

1  Thank LeonS1059
Reviewed 14 March 2018

As a 70+ single baby boomer really appreciated this service as was travelling to/from Bundaberg on Tilt Train. Driver was excellent with fitting seats for young travellers to be able to see Mon Repos and support their parents. Friendly, professional service.

Thank SoloBoomer
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Look you do get to see loggerhead babies run to the sea, but they are contained in a pen prior to you arriving. You will not see them emerge from the sand in a natural way.

Thank SaraWells
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Plenty of space available while waiting for your group to be called .. also food vans are on the premises (although not exactly 5-star)

1  Thank NiftyNorm
Reviewed 30 January 2018

A visit to Mon Repos Turtle Centre will fill you with delight and deepen your respect for these amazing creatures. The centre is well set up to enlighten and educate children and adults about the struggle that turtles experience to reach maturity and successfully breed....More

2  Thank Lutravx2
Shannon H, Front Office Manager at Mon Repos Turtle Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for that informative review! We're so glad you had such a pleasant evening. Please note however that by booking on the Turtle Express you are agreeing to return to the vehicle once your group has been on the beach and experienced the natural...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018

Fantastic and knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a stroll along Mon Repos Beach to see the turtles. They know all about them!! The turtles are beautiful, calm and just as you'd imagine.

Thank Odyssey735388
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15 April 2018|
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Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
Turtles nest from early November until January. It takes hatchlings 63 days to emerge from the nest so there is an opportunity in January to see both activities - laying eggs and hatchlings emerging - during January. Hope... More
3 December 2016|
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Response from Alexandra K | Property representative |
The Mon Repos Turtle Express is your transport and ticket package to the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. If you need transport as well as entry, both options are bookable through the Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre also... More