Turtle Season

Turtle Season takes place every year from November to March at Mon Repos, Bargara 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 to January you can experience the Mumma Turtles nesting and from January to March watch the hatchlings scamper to the shoreline, a truly magical experience for young and old.

Sandcastles on the Beach Bargara is the perfect place to base yourself whilst discovering this magic of Turtle Season.  Located a short 15 minute drive from Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, we are delighted to offer our guests our Turtle Experience Package.


  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • Tickets to the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter
  • A Priority 12pm check-in (where available)
  • A Picnic hamper to enjoy at the turtle viewing at Mon Repos. 

To book the above package simply enter your travel dates (between November – March), minimum 2 nights and enter the Promo Code Turtle.  Terms and Conditions apply.

Turtle viewing dates are subject to availability which will be reconfirmed back to you after Sandcastles on the Beach has confirmed with the Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism. Turtles can be subject to weather and in the event that the viewing is cancelled you will be notified, with an option to change dates.