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Mon Repos Turtle Express

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This is a must even though we had about 300 people there. It is important to book early in the year... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
judir759
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Brisbane, Australia
A must do while in Bundaberg

The staff here are what makes this such a positive experience. Very informative and patient. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caleb J
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Perth, Australia
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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
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20 Verdant Siding Rd, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670, Australia
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+61 7 4153 1037
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must even though we had about 300 people there. It is important to book early in the year as then you get nominated a group which depends on the date you book. We were in the first group and had the opportunity...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here are what makes this such a positive experience. Very informative and patient. This isn't something you can experience just anywhere and it really is special. Be prepared to wait around, these turtles are wild after all and the staff can't make them...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Caleb J
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 2 aspects to my review: the turtle experience and the facility experience. Firstly, experiencing the loggerhead turtle laying her eggs was worth every penny. The guides were very informative and receptive to questions. I felt the size of the crowd was a bit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Shannon M, Front Office Manager at Mon Repos Turtle Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Please note we operate the Turtle Express, which is the transport package to the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. We'll pass your feedback on to the Mon Repos Rangers to consider for future experiences. We're so glad you were able to...More

Reviewed 1 December 2018

The turtle express is a service that combines pick up & drop off from your hotel and payment into the Mon Repos Turtle Centre. The coach driver Steven is a great guy & will drop you off to the centre at roughly 18.30, while the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VeronicaLR88
Shannon M, Front Office Manager at Mon Repos Turtle Express, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for your informative review! This information will be very helpful to future travelers. Just to clarify, booking through us does not guarantee you will be in the first group, we were just lucky the 2 nights you went.

Reviewed 13 November 2018

It is understood that you cannot control the turtles, but this was not a pleasant evening. The food caravan was not functioning and there was very little to occupy our time whilst we waited around for the turtles to come up the beach. Arrived at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alan W
Shannon M, Front Office Manager at Mon Repos Turtle Express, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for your feedback, however we want you to know that the Turtle Express is the transport company which operates independently of the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. We'll pass this on to the appropriate parties. The food van was not operating 9/11/18-12/11/18, however it's...More

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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reviews6169
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
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Shoogs21
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
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