Turtle tourism helping economic comeback
Visitors to the Mon Repos turtle rookery helped boost the Bundaberg region’s economy over the Christmas period – read the full story here http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2011/12/29/visitor-influx-at-mon-repos-rookery/. This has been a relief for locals, as many trips were cancelled and/or refunds given last season due to storms and flooding.
Mon Repos is about 15km from Bundaberg, and has the highest concentration of breeding turtles on Australia’s east coast. The breeding season is November to February. The nesting turtles must be viewed in small groups accompanied by a ranger, keeping lights and noise to a minimum.
Bundaberg is about a 4 hour drive north of Brisbane and also easily reached by bus or train.
Read more details here about the turtles and how to view them without unduly disturbing them here: http://bookbundabergregion.com.au/pages/turtles/