Visitor influx at Mon Repos rookery

Canadian tourists Nick and Amanda Scott are amazed by our little turtle treasures at Mon Repos Conservation Park.
Canadian tourists Nick and Amanda Scott are amazed by our little turtle treasures at Mon Repos Conservation Park.

AN INFLUX of visitors during the Christmas week is giving the tourist season a much-needed injection at Mon Repos Conservation Park.

More than 300 visitors came to see the turtles nest on Tuesday night, the second night in a row the turtle rookery had reached the 300 mark.

Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism general manager James Corvan said the influx was welcome to the rookery, which had been struggling to pull big visitor numbers despite an expensive marketing campaign.

"We have three or four nights coming up with the same numbers, according to pre-bookings," he said.

"Once that has happened we should be back up there with last year."

Mr Corvan said the influx was also a boost because, at the same time last year, a huge number of people were asking for refunds due to the extreme flooding in the region.

Mon Repos has a booking limit of about 300 visitors per night.

The turtles themselves have also been performing for the crowds.

Twelve loggerhead turtles nested and a further five emerged but did not lay on Tuesday night.

Almost 220 turtles have nested this season and more than 7400 people have visited the rookery.

To book a turtle tour, visit www.bookbundabergregion.com.au.

.

Topics:  mon repos conservation park, tourism, visitors




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
HIGH SET HOME WITH... O/A $349,000
House 3 2 2
WHAT A LOCATION! BRAND... $335,000
Unit 2 2 1
AFFORDABLE GENUINE 3... Offers Above...
House 3 1 1
254 GRAZING ACRES WITH... $620,000
Rural 4 2 6

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Bundaberg jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
Pool Maintenance Bundaberg Full Time
NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE &... Bundaberg Full Time
VET (VOCATIONAL... Bundaberg Part Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Virgo

Being the martyr and loving until it hurts is not necessary. Reciprocal relationships are the key idea for you today. If you plan to plan to...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save