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January 3, 2020


Mon Repo's Turtle Season


Date: November - January 

Time: 6:30 pm - 2 am, 7 days a week

Address: Mon Repo's Road 

Contact: 1300 722 099 or email

Cost: Bookings essential. BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE AT 4PM EACH DAY!

Turtle Experience Ticket Prices (+ $3 fee per booking)

Adult: $27.00

Child (5-14 yrs)

Concession: $14.00

Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $65.00



The Mon Repos Turtle Season is open and tickets are now on sale for the season starting in November 2019.

This year, due to the exciting redevelopment of the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, to enter the Centre safely, a shuttle bus transfer will collect you from just outside the Mon Repos Turtle Centre grounds at the Council Car Park at the end of Mon Repos Road from 6:30pm onwards with the Mon Repos Turtle Centre opening at 7pm. This is included in your ticket price.


Hours: Arrive 6:30pm for Shuttle Bus Transfers into Centre area & Tour Start time 7pm to midnight


Mon Repos, on the coast of Bundaberg, 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.

From November through to January, it is an amazing sight to see these huge creatures heaving their way up the beach to find a safe spot to dig a nest and lay their eggs. And then, some 6-8 weeks later (generally between January to March), you can witness the tiny hatchlings emerging from their sandy nests to scurry down the beach towards the sea.


Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service offer ranger guided turtle encounters throughout the Bundaberg turtle season, from November to March. Don’t miss their first moments, book now.

More people visit Mon Repos each year to watch nesting turtles and emerging turtle hatchlings. Turtles are easily disturbed if correct turtle watching guidelines are not followed. Parks Rangers and volunteers have the right to refuse entry or escort visitors if needed from the facility. Respect the natural environment and follow instructions and directives from the Parks Rangers and Volunteers regarding mobile phone use, torches and cameras.

Ranger guided encounters operate seven nights a week from November to March, excluding 24th, 25th and 31st December.
Nesting turtles are best viewed after dark, from November to January and Turtle hatchlings are best viewed at night from January to March.


Please be aware that turtles are wild marine animals and we cannot guarantee you will see either nesting turtles or hatchlings, on occasional evenings turtles do not arrive.

Between the months of November to April from 6pm and 6am, public access to Mon Repos beach and the walking trails is CLOSED.



Date: Monday - 6th January 

Time: 9:30 am - 5 pm

Address: 1 Barolin Street, Bundbaerg Central QLD 4670

Cost: Free


Leah Emery is an artist based in Brisbane whose practice is concerned with packaging often difficult content in a shell of mirth and whimsy to pursue her storytelling.

Her works serve as a protest to the cultural etiquette of withholding a healthy public access on topics surrounding gender identity, sex and intimacy despite being so quintessential to the human experience, as well as an objection to cultural tendencies to promote and reward an unhealthy manipulated, homogenised body aesthetic.


She has been exhibiting around Australia since 2005 in which time she has amassed multiple solo shows worldwide, been a finalist in the Blake Prize, Contemporary Art Prize, Kennedy Prize Foundation's Choice Award among others, and innumerous group shows as well as being featured in Huffington Post, Juxtapoz, and a documentary on SBS2's The.


Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm


Free entry – all welcome!


Contact Name: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Contact Number: (07) 4130 4750




Paper Craft School Holiday Fun


Date: 8th January 2020 - 22nd January 2020

Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Address: Hinkler Hall of AviationMount Perry Road & Young Street Bundaberg

Cost: Free


Come and make your very own paper craft space shuttle.

Do some craft while you watch the amazing short film about the space shuttle Challenger, and learn about this historic flight and its Hinkler ties.

Every Wednesday during the school holidays.

Sci-Fi Film Night


Date: Friday - 10th January 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Address: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery1 Barolin Street Bundaberg

Cost: Free



Enjoy a private viewing of the 'Snog of the Beast' exhibition with artist Leah Emery which features mock up posters of retro Sci Fi movies with a feminist twist.

Then kick back in Gallery Park with the full moon screening of the original H.G. Wells, 'The War of the Worlds' movie. Bring your own picnic, rugs and pillow.

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery – 1 Barolin Street
Friday 10 January – Leah Emery tour at 6.30pm + The War of the Worlds (PG) screening at 7.15pm
FREE event – all welcome

Contact Name: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Contact Number: (07) 4130 4750

SaltWind Yoga with Rosie


Date: Everyday until 13th January 

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Venue: Elliott Heads Hall, 1 Lihs Street Elliott Heads

Cost: $15


SaltWind Yoga with Rosie will be held over the Christmas period @ Elliott Heads!


Bring yourself, your family and friends down for some ocean inspired yoga, meditation and relaxation!

Every Monday until 13 January, 2020.


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