Queensland

Turtle migration attracts world-class eco-tourism

Mon Repos Turtle Watching

As many as 30,000 tourists from around the world have flocked to Australia’s Southern Great Barrier Reef to view what is known as a “world-class eco-tourism experience”, according to Queensland’s National Parks Minister Steve Dickson.

Between November and late March each year, as many as 350 green, loggerhead turtles enter the shore for an annual egg-laying pilgrimage.

After 8 weeks, hundreds of hatchlings break out of their nests at moonlight and hurl themselves toward the ocean, creating a remarkable view of Mother Nature first-hand.

Located on Queensland’s central coast near Bundaberg, Mon Repos Conservation Park is renowned as a regular nesting site for one of the world’s largest concentrations of ancient, marine turtles.

As one of Australia’s greatest conservation and educational experiences, ranger-guided tours are on offer seven nights a week until late March.

For more information or bookings visit:

Online: www.bookbundabergregion.com.au

Phone: (07) 4153 8888

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