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Best turtle hatching season at Bundy

Mon Repos is the largest mainland turtle rookery in the Southern Hemisphere and attracted over 26,000 human visitors annually, in addition to the more than 300 loggerhead, flatback and green turtles that visit the beach.
Mon Repos is the largest mainland turtle rookery in the Southern Hemisphere and attracted over 26,000 human visitors annually, in addition to the more than 300 loggerhead, flatback and green turtles that visit the beach. Ron Burgin

BUNDABERG'S Mon Repos beach is expecting its best turtle hatching season ever, Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor said today.

Mr Lawlor said the second stage of Tourism Queensland's $200,000 turtle season campaign launched this week and will continue until March in partnership with Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism and local tourism operators.

"The turtles are an integral part of Bundaberg's tourism experience and this year more than 360 turtles have laid their eggs in the region - which means over the next few months we'll have a huge number baby turtles breaking out of the sand to make their way to the ocean," Mr Lawlor said.

"This is an amazing natural phenomenon that should not be missed."

Mr Lawlor said Mon Repos was the largest mainland turtle rookery in the Southern Hemisphere and attracted over 26,000 human visitors annually, in addition to the more than 300 loggerhead, flatback and green turtles that visit the beach.

"We are fortunate that even though the Bundaberg area was recently affected by flood, turtle nesting and hatching areas have been spared and all tourism operators in the region are now back to business."

Mr Lawlor said tourism was a vital industry for Bundaberg with 595,000 international and domestic visitors travelling to the region in the year ending September 2010.

"We hope the turtles won't be the only ones making the journey to Bundaberg's beaches this summer."

For more information on Queensland's turtle season visit - www.queenslandholidays.com.au/turtles.
 



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