If you’ve ever dreamed of starring in your own David Attenborough documentary, then seeing thousands of baby turtles hatching on Mon Repos on Australia’s east coast should be your next holiday destination.
Turtle hatching season will soon be in full swing in Queensland. Bundaberg’s Mon Repos beach is the best place on the mainland to view these tiny, adorable sea creatures scuttling across the sand for their first dip in the ocean. And believe us, as one of Australia’s best wildlife experiences, it’s a spectacular sight that you won’t want to miss!
Mon Repos: Queensland’s turtle haven
Mon Repos beach isn’t just another beautiful stretch of the Australian coastline. It’s also one of the most popular nesting areas for loggerhead turtles in the Southern Hemisphere. Between November and January, mother turtles make the arduous trek from the ocean up the beach to settle in the secluded dunes and lay their delicate eggs. The hatching season, from January to March, puts on one of the best wildlife shows in the country! At night, baby turtles clumsily emerge from their shells to race down the beach and onwards to the warm water. And you can witness this natural phenomenon with front row seats!
How to see baby turtles at Mon Repos
Tourism Bundaberg, in conjunction with the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, organise nightly encounters where you have the chance to view baby sea turtles scuttling from the dunes to the water! Rangers take you on a guided tour of the beach, which is closed to the general public after 6 pm, explaining the importance of the Centre’s conservation efforts for these beautiful sea creatures, the nature of their habitat and their mating rituals. If it’s early in the hatching season, you may even see the large mother turtles laying their eggs in the dunes!
More turtle action: day trips to Lady Elliot Island
Keen to see even more turtles? Maybe even swim with a sea turtle in the deep blue ocean? Day trips can be arranged from Bundaberg to the secluded Lady Elliot Island, where Australian sea life is teaming. Here you have the chance to snorkel in crystal clear waters and brush fins with tropical fish, sea turtles, and even manta rays!
Luxury island hopping around Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef
Have those sparkling blue waves left you craving more? Why not embark on a luxury island hopping escape along Queensland’s coastline? Enjoy the calming lull of the waves from the balcony of your very own private lodge, located on Australia’s most exclusive and undisturbed islands. Luxury Lodges of Australia offer beautiful holiday retreats on both Hamilton Island and Lizard Island, designed for you to relax and unwind amidst the gorgeous landscape of the Great Barrier Reef.
Adagold Luxe can assist you to create your ideal holiday itinerary, island hopping from one magical destination to another via luxury private jet. After all, experiencing Australia’s top animal encounters doesn’t mean you have to go roughing it. Explore the breathtaking flora and fauna by day and retreat to your enchanting private lodgings at night. Immerse yourself in everything that the Queensland coastline has to offer by designing your very own dream holiday. Contact Adagold Luxe today to make it a reality.