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If you didn't know what the fuss was about, you would think Mon Repos is just another beautiful beach in the Bundaberg region, but nestled in the dunes this beach marks a very special, ancient ritual for the oceans most wise mariners.

Mon Repos means "My Rest" but there is no nodding off on the job for the mamma turtles when they come to lay their precious clutches of eggs between November to January.

It will take your breath away seeing a mamma turtle make her way back to her own birthplace, working hard in the dunes to lay her eggs, or between January to March watching a clutch of baby turtles emerge from the sand and take their first dip into the big blue yonder.

Mon Repos is the perfect picnic, sailing or swimming spot, you can also access the Mon Repos walking track easily from the beach. If its turtle season just be aware beach hours are 6am to 6pm with ranger guided tours by night.

It's a secluded and gorgeous beach to be visited year round and if you are a bit of a history buff then Mon Repos is where famous aviator Bert Hinkler undertook some of his first historic glider flights.
The distinctive black volcanic rock wall known as the Kanaka wall is a testament to the hard work of Melanesians from the South Pacific Islands who were indentured to work in the Queensland canefields from 1879 to 1904.

Mon Repos is the perfect place to play park ranger and retrace turtle tracks from the night before and remember just how important these birthplaces are for returning turtles many years after.

Mons: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mon Repos Regional Park

Mon Repos Regional Park, a quiet coastal oasis near Bundaberg, is special!

The beach supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region. Their nesting and hatching success here at Mon Repos is critical for their survival.

At this globally-significant site you can learn about these extraordinary animals - a visit to Mon Repos Turtle Centre offers a turtle encounter like very few others in the world. Mon Repos also features Woongarra rainforest scrub, the site of Bert Hinkler's first glider flights, a tidal lagoon, rock pools and an historic basalt stone wall built by South Sea Islanders, who were brought to Queensland from the 1880s to work in the sugar industry. Explore the park on walking tracks and cycling tracks or, if you prefer a slower pace, take a wander along the beach to look at tidal rock pools.

Entry to Mon Repos Regional Park is free. Fees apply for night access to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and Mon Repos Turtle Encounters during turtle season (November to March). See Mon Repos Turtle Centre listing for admission and booking details.

141 Mon Repos Road,
via Bundaberg-Bargara Road
Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

Located 0.3K from Mons

Mon Repos Beach

Mon Repos is home to Australia's largest concentration of nesting sea turtles. Mon Repos caters for everyone from young families to the grey nomads. You will find historical, environmental and leisure activities at Mon Repos.

From mid October to the end of April (during Turtle Season) , public access to the beach is restricted from 6pm to 6am.

Mon Repos is well known in aviation history as the location of Bert Hinkler's first hangar trial flights in 1912.

Known as one of Queensland's longest beaches, and the most undeveloped, you will find basalt rocks bordering the beach and a rocky outcrop midway up the beach. A gorgeous location to capture the sunrises of the region.

Mon Repos Road
Mon Repos, QLD, 4670

Located 0.3K from Mons

Bargara Beach

Bargara Beach is located 15 kilometres east of Bundaberg and offers a climate similar to Hawaii, beautiful beaches and friendly locals. Bargara Beach is located immediately east of the Bundaberg town centre and is backed by a beachfront road, with good beach access and parking.

This family friendly beach offers winding board walks, kids playgrounds, eateries, cafes. Dogs are welcome on Bargara Beach (except for Kellys Beach). During the summer months, you will see turtles come to shore to nest. In the mornings, over summer, you will see the turtle tracks leading back to the ocean - an amazing sight to see.

Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 2.5K from Mons

Bargara Turtle Park and Playground

Enjoy the views of Bargara Beach while the kids play on the turtle playground. The large turtle forms the different play areas - perfect for a game of hide and seek. Grab a coffee or takeaway food from one of the nearby establishments. With plenty of seating and tables, this is the perfect place for a beachside picnic.

Bargara Esplanade
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 2.5K from Mons

Burkitts Reef Dive Site

Located in front of the town of Bargara, near Bundaberg, Burkitts Reef is a popular shore diving site that always provides a few surprises. The reef fringes the headland and varies in depth from two to eight metres and is covered in lovely hard corals. Nudibranchs are a feature of this reef, and divers will see hundreds of them, but also common are moray eels, wobbegongs, stingrays, crayfish and olive sea snakes. Typical reef fish include angelfish, butterflyfish, scorpionfish, wrasse and lionfish, but Burkitts Reef is also visited by pelagic fish so don't be surprised to see trevally, barracuda and even queenfish.

Burkitts Reef
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 2.9K from Mons

Oaks Beach

Only 18 kilometres north east of Bundaberg you will find Oaks Beach - a small beach good for snorkelling, fishing, rock walking or swimming. There is also a 200 metre stretch of beach perfect for surfing.

The best places for fishing are off the rocks or groyne at Oaks Beach which are the best places to reach the deep water.

The best playground to check out in Burnett Heads is the South Head Parklands where you will find playground equipment for all ages, skate park, wide spaces to kick a ball around and barbecue and picnic facilities.

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on Oaks Beach.

Oaks Beach is patrolled by Lifesavers seven days a week from 8am to 5pm.

Sea Esplanade,
Oaks Beach
Burnett Heads, QLD, 4670

Located 4.2K from Mons

Amandine Lavender

Amandine Lavender is a gift shop and farm located in Bundaberg, Queensland. Amandine Lavender was established in 2008, as a way to diversify and introduce an alternative industry to an existing sugarcane farm at Bargara, near Bundaberg. Amandine Lavender offers a range of lavender products to calm and relax, and fragrance your home. The quaint gift shop, framed with flowers of lavender, provides a truly unique lavender experience. Self guided propagation activities are available for visitors to participate in.

288 Seaview Road
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 5.0K from Mons

Hummock Lookout

Situated off the road to Bargara is the low-lying volcanic remnant known as "The Hummock" which, although only 96 metres above sea-level, offers visitors good views over the whole area. The ocean is visible to the east while, to the west, the sugar fields can be seen encircling the city with the smoke stacks of the Bundaberg Distillery and Mill on the horizon. Watch the moon rise over the ocean as the sun sets over the land.

The Hummock holds an important place in local indigenous history. The Taribelang Aboriginal people were the first humans to inhabit this area. Their 'burning mountain' is the 'Sloping Hummock" of today. There is a large Aboriginal art mural at the site which depicts the violent story of Paddys Island at the time of European settlement. Paddy's Island can still be seen from the Hummock lookout today.

Hummock Road
Qunaba, QLD, 4670

Located 5.1K from Mons

South Head Parklands and Playground, Burnett Heads

Located on the waterfront at the gorgeous Burnett Heads, this beautiful park offers plenty of space to run and play. For the kids there is a large climbing frame and a smaller playground. For the adults, sit back and enjoy the view of the pristine blue water whilst watching the kids play in the great outdoors. There is also a skate park in the vicinity.

This is also the start of the Turtle Trail walk which will take you all the way to Bargara - perfect for a walk or bike ride.

Jones Street
Burnett Heads, QLD, 4670

Located 5.4K from Mons

Mons: Events

The Burnett Heads Lighthouse Festival

The Lighthouse Festival is in its seventh year and has established itself as an iconic family event on the Bundaberg Region event calendar. The festival is an exceptional day out for all ages and takes place in Burnett Heads in a scenic setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The town's historic lighthouse forms the centre piece of all the fun and entertainment.

The Lighthouse Festival provides visitors with an inexpensive day out while being entertained and enjoying the lifestyle highlights of the area.

The activities include live music; art and photography exhibition; lifestyle displays; a range of cuisine; Kids Zone; the historic lighthouse and; displays and demonstrations by businesses and community groups; rides and stalls.

The evening ends on a high note with an amazing fireworks display.

Event Dates
      29th Oct

Zunker Street
Burnett Heads, QLD, 4670

Located 5.4K from Mons

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