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The turtles were fantastic, other things not so.......

Let me start by saying the Turtle experience was fantastic, when you are on the beach the tour is... read more

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The Turtle Centre

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we found the films interesting the rest of the exhibits seemed aimed at children and we were a bit disappointed that there wasn’t much there. The staff were helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Hornsbrie
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

This facility is amazing, would have liked to have seen more turtle merch at the little gift shop. We were all very impressed with the whole experience. Magnificent because you see what a beautiful creature a turtle is and sad because you learn how their world is shrinking and how endangered the species is actually. Thought we were in for a long night, worked out because we booked months in advance we were in the first group to be called out. Well worth the visit and planning to go back for hatching season.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank KFGW
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

I had this on my bucket list for over 2 years. So we were lucky enough to score some tickets. We arrived at 7 and were split into 6 groups. We were in the last group. By 8.30 we were heading down the board walk to the sand. The groups only go down when a turtle has been seen to leave the water and go towards the dunes to lay. We had about 30 in our group so plenty of room to see. The moon was out so visibility was good. We saw 2 turtles make their way up the beach and try to lay but the sand was too dry so they returned to the sea. Then at about 10 another turtle came in and found enough wet sand to bury her eggs. What an experience. We arrived back at our cars at about 11.30. An early night according to the bus driver. It was an event not to be missed. The guide from National Parks and the volunteers run a fantastic adventure so informative and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank micheleb912
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Thought I enjoyed the videos, I found the centre not informative enough for adults.
Couldn’t get on the night tour unfortunately. So our only option was the turtle centre. The staff were happy to help with information. As the centre is fairly new perhaps it is still getting it together.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank jatomi
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

We explored the centre in the evening while waiting for our turn at the turtle experience (separate review). It contains displays, scientific information about turtles biology, history of turtles and preservation efforts, stories about individual turtles that have been tagged and tracked in the past and of course info about how we can best help these wonderful animals have a better chance of surviving. There is also a gift shop with a diverse range of souvenir items if you would like a memento of your visit. Definitely worth visiting, even if you can't make it to a turtle experience at night.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lissel A
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