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Mon Repos Conservation Park (Bundaberg Region)

Mon Repos is a 45 hectare beach and coastal vegetation conservation park on the coast of  the Bundaberg region.  It supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. This is the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific Ocean region. Successful breeding here is critical for the survival of this endangered species.

At this globally-significant site you can learn all about these extraordinary animals and the conservation and research programs that are protecting them—visit the Mon Repos Turtle Centre: discover the Turtle Tales immersive theatre and interactive display experiences; and have a “Turtles Encounters” like very few others in the world.

The park’s features also include Woongarra rainforest scrub remnants, mangroves, the site of Bert Hinker’s first glider flights, a tidal lagoon, rock pools and a historic basalt stone wall built by South Sea Islanders who were brought to Queensland from the 1880s to work in the sugar industry.

The basalt slabs and reefs that form much of this coastline provide an ideal canvas for colourful displays of corals, sponges, barnacles and shellfish. This stunning diversity of sea life so close to shore has made the Woongarra coast one of the most popular shore-diving areas in Australia.

For more information: Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre, 36 Avenue Street, Bundaberg, ph (07) 4153 8888