Bundaberg is known for sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach there. From November to January you can observe at night how sea turtles lay their eggs. And from January to March, small turtles hatch from the eggs. Watching these freshly hatched turtles make their way to the beach is a unique experience.
If you are interested, you can contact the local tourist office. Here you can find more information and book a turtle tour – but you can also book online. The tours take place at the Mon Repos Turtle Center.
The Mon Repos Turtle Center can be visited at any time. The center is located in a small place called Mon Repos directly by the sea next to Bundaberg. Even if there is no “turtle season”, as written above from November to March, you can get information about the life of the sea animals.
If you do not want to miss this unique experience, you must book a tour in advance. Tours in the Mon Repos Center cost about 15.00 for adults (full-time students pay about half the price) – so get your student cards ready!
The guided tours take place in the evening (from 7 pm), since the animals are active at this time and hatch. All information about the turtle center can be found on the official website of Mon Repos.
The beach of Bundaberg in and of itself is not very exciting – there are far better ones in Australia.