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Mon Repos Turtle Express

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20 Verdant Siding Rd | 20 Verdant Siding Rd, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670, Australia
+61 7 4153 1037
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Get lucky when the tours have ended

We missed the tours by a week and were devastated (We're from the UK and it was our penultimate day... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Scott A
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Must do at least once in your life

It’s hard to describe this experience because it’s just that - an experience with nature that’s... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Leon S
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bus driver” (4 reviews)
“mon repos” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
20 Verdant Siding Rd | 20 Verdant Siding Rd, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670, Australia
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+61 7 4153 1037
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"bus driver"
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"mon repos"
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"amazing experience"
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"eggs"
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"baby turtles"
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"park service"
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"booked late"
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"waited hours"
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"long evening"
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"well worth the wait"
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"late night"
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"long wait"
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"turtles hatch"
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"share their knowledge"
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"until midnight"
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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

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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

1  Thank Leon S
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

As a 70+ single baby boomer really appreciated this service as was travelling to/from Bundaberg on Tilt Train. Driver was excellent with fitting seats for young travellers to be able to see Mon Repos and support their parents. Friendly, professional service.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Look you do get to see loggerhead babies run to the sea, but they are contained in a pen prior to you arriving. You will not see them emerge from the sand in a natural way.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Plenty of space available while waiting for your group to be called .. also food vans are on the premises (although not exactly 5-star)

1  Thank NiftyNorm
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

A visit to Mon Repos Turtle Centre will fill you with delight and deepen your respect for these amazing creatures. The centre is well set up to enlighten and educate children and adults about the struggle that turtles experience to reach maturity and successfully breed....More

2  Thank Lutravx2
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Shannon H, Front Office Manager at Mon Repos Turtle Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for that informative review! We're so glad you had such a pleasant evening. Please note however that by booking on the Turtle Express you are agreeing to return to the vehicle once your group has been on the beach and experienced the natural...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Fantastic and knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a stroll along Mon Repos Beach to see the turtles. They know all about them!! The turtles are beautiful, calm and just as you'd imagine.

Thank Burnett Riversi... M
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The turtle was definitely the star of the show. The eggs we saw laid were right on top of another clutch so we were able to help move the eggs to a better site which was a special experience for the kids. As a tourist...More

2  Thank Barak W
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Shannon H, Front Office Manager at Mon Repos Turtle Express, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for your review & I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! I have passed your suggestions on to Mon Repos for consideration for future seasons. Please note as it is currently peak turtle season there are large volumes of travelers coming from all around...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We were very fortunate on the night we went to see a turtle lay eggs as well as a batch of hatchlings emerge from their eggs. The evening started slowly. It was extremely hot, with little breeze in the waiting area and a long wait....More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We went last night to see the turtles, they were great however group size was too big! 60 to a group is too much. Didn’t get to see much and people weren’t asked to rotate around!! After the first turtle we saw we were taken...More

1  Thank Gemma F
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Shannon H, Front Office Manager at Mon Repos Turtle Express, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I have passed this on to Mon Repos to consider for future seasons. Please note as this encounter is hugely popular as it is currently peak turtle season, it is difficult to reduce group size without disappointing travelers coming from...More

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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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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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