GOOD NEWS!! - BIGFOOT IS BACK AFTER THE FLOODS
THANKS EVERYONE FOR BEING SO PATIENT
Stay at BIGFOOT Backpackers and we will
TAKE YOU TO THE TURTLES FREE OF CHARGE!!!
Experience the turtles with Bigfoot Backpackers in 2014, as this season has finished.
All you have to do is book your entry ticket to the Mon Repos Conservation Park (see below).
You will also have to find your own way home, either by taxi or with other guests.
If you have your own transport, you can even take yourself the 30km round trip.
Turtles don't care what day it is, but to avoid the crowds we have chosen Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings this season.
Either way, you MUST BOOK YOUR ENTRY TICKET through the local info centre, Bundaberg Region. Price is approximately $10.50.
2013/2014 Season Update
The turtle season usually starts early to mid November and goes until March and sometimes early April. See you then!!
Turtles often travel great distances to lay up to 190 eggs (130 on average). Giant tracks up the beach are a telltale sign a turtle is present.
Eggs incubate for eight weeks in the beach's warmer brown sands, resulting in mainly female hatchlings. These emerge from late January to April, running to the awaiting ocean under cover of darkness.
There's no better way to find your place in nature than to watch this timeless ritual, under a night sky to the sounds of the nearby ocean.
At Mon Repos nature is in charge. Sure turtle watching can involve a wait, but witnessing these Goliaths of the sea is a privilege and an experience that's just too good to miss!!
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Prices are valid for 2012/13 and subject to change at any time.