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Turtle Encounters

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once in a lifetime!

This is an unforgettable experience. Do it! The evening is well planned, respectful to the animals... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Amy L
Amazing witnessing of nature.

I was so excited to visit this reserve and we were not disappointed. A fair bit of waiting around... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Mon Repos Regional Park, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
+61 7 4153 8888
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This is an unforgettable experience. Do it! The evening is well planned, respectful to the animals, educational, fun and amazing. We learnt so much. We had 2 seperate nights at the conservation centre and were lucky enough to see laying and hatching.

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I was so excited to visit this reserve and we were not disappointed. A fair bit of waiting around in mosquito prone area ( take the repellent ) while the rangers locate the nests hatching ,and then we were divided into manageable groups. The amount...More

Thank CDPort
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We went on a last minute decision and were disappointed that the place was fully booked and when I looked at delaying our trip to later weekends, all Friday and Saturday night were booked out already for the season. So book as early as possible,...More

Thank KiwiFern1993
Reviewed 9 March 2018

This is an extremely popular event so be prepared for crowds of people. We booked months in advance and were lucky to be the second couple called to join the very first group. We had a brisk walk in the moonlight to the beach and...More

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very imformative. The rangers and staff were terrific. We did not have to wait too long before being called to head off on the walk down to the beach (we were in group 3). It was a beautiful evening and...More

Thank Robelle275
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Didn't realise there are no tickets available for the turtle encounters at Mon Repos. We found this out too late for this trip.

Thank JOH0311
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Rangers and staff were informative and friendly. The walk to the beach is quite short. You may need to wait a while although the centre does offer facts and interesting information to read about the turtles so you can take your time. Our Turtle...More

Thank Ruby P
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The whole experience was very special. Brightness of the star studded sky while we were walking without lights along the beach, the passion, professionalism of staff, friendly volunteers, the awe and appreciation of children and adults as the loggerhead hatchlings dug out of the nest...More

Thank 599dim
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We enjoyed our recent visit to see the hatchlings - will have to return in the future at laying time. This is a very organised activity. Book early.

Thank Vada_9
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This was a highlight of the trip. We were with a tour, so I don't know the logistics of getting tickets. Soon after being there, there was a turtle event and our group got to go to the beach and watch turtles hatching and crawling...More

Thank Jody W
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3 March 2018|
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Response from JamieT8175 | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky to see turtles hatch in mid January. That is the start and they contunue until Late March I think!
9 April 2017|
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Response from George G | Reviewed this property |
Tourss of the turtle hatchlings run up until the end of March so I am sure there are no more tours this year. Best to give them a call though.
23 November 2016|
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Response from Phyllisqueensland | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is best to book in advance- 2 reasons- if during popular times they have many advance bookings, you could be waiting all night to see the turtles laying and or hatching. Also, they take you to the beach following the... More