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Address: Mon Repos Road, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4153 8888
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Watch loggerhead turtles nest on the beach

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I have been to Mon Repos many times and over the years it has evolved nicely. The old days of everyone just heading to the beach with their torches are gone. It is all strictly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Byron Bay
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Byron Bay
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to Mon Repos many times and over the years it has evolved nicely. The old days of everyone just heading to the beach with their torches are gone. It is all strictly supervised now with a dedicated welcome center to educate and organize visitors to view the turtles to the mutual benefit for both human and turtle.... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visit Mon Repos every time we have friends and family from overseas. It's an amazing experience and you have to see the turtles lying eggs from November to January and then young turtles hatching from January to February. You will have a night to remember for only a few dollars.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

The turtles were amazing. The tourist operational side is very much less so. We arrived at 6;45 for 7pm as per our booking slip. We booked approx 5 weeks in advance and ended up designated to a 'Group 4' which we realised as a heap of people left for the beach meant that we would sit and wait for over... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

we went during the day so couldnt see the hatching turtles which i have heard is a wonderful experiance. but we were able to walk around the mini museum they have and the kids had a blast their favorite part was sitting on the giant turtle statue got some amazing photos of the beach as well next time will deffinetly... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had been looking forward to the hatching experience since we viewed the nesting back in November, and we could not have been more delighted. As with anything involving wildlife it is up to the stars of the show to perform, and in their own time so we were well prepared for a long wait (the nesting as after midnight... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Arrived on time. Took seat in amphitheatre as told. The presenter was dramatically interrupted by her radio just into the talk. She excitedly told us that our group could go out to the beach NOW, as there was "an event" occurring on the beach. No waiting for 5-6hrs for us to see hatchlings come up. After walking 5 mins on... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There's no greater story writer and director than nature itself and at Mon Repos you have the opportunity to become a witness of an ancient event. The tours are well organized and not too packed so that everybody gets the chance to see (and touch, if you watch the hatchlings) what's going on. The rangers, the movie and the visitor... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We got to see about 100 loggerhead hatchlings emerge from their nest in the sand and scamper into the sea. A one in a lifetime event!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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309 reviews 309 reviews
82 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I absolutely loved my trip to Mon Repos. seeing the different turtles lay eggs and being right up close and personal is amazing. the staff are really great and you learn a lot from them. id like to go again to see the eggs hatch, I imagine that could be even better!

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was my first turtle experience and it was fantastic, what beautiful little creatures. The staff we dealt with were very helpfull and informative. We were lucky enough to see hatchlings soon after arriving and with a full moon, and fine weather, we couldnt ask for a better night.

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