Mon Repos Turtle Trail closure extended

Turtle trail: Sections of Mon Repos Conservation Park will be closed. Source: Queensland Government
Sections of the Turtle Trail in Mon Repos Conservation Park remain closed. Source: Queensland Government

The current closure of the Turtle Trail in Mon Repos Conservation Park will be extended up to Friday, 13 December 2019.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) says this is due to roadworks on Rookery Road and the need to ensure the safety of park users.

Bike riders from the Burnett Heads will be able to ride along the Turtle Trail to the new centre from 4 November onwards.

Bike riders from Bargara will only have access as far as Mon Repos Road until 13 December.

Bike riders can choose to detour around the conservation park via Mon Repos Road, Mittlehauser Road and Moores Road.

QPWS will update park alerts on the DES website and update signage on the ground.

The new Turtle Centre opens for night time Turtle Encounter tours on 9 November, and opens for day visitation on Monday, 18 November 2019. Visit here for bookings.

Every year, from November to March, you can join QPWS Rangers at Mon Repos Turtle Centre on a guided tour to watch nesting (November to January) and hatching (January to March) marine turtles.

To protect nesting and hatching turtles, only turtle encounter tour participants are allowed on Mon Repos beach after 6pm to witness this incredible natural journey.

Day access to the centre will be via Moores Road car park and walking along a sealed track to the centre.


  1. We’ve waited patiently for this ugly building to get finished. The locals are liking it to a shipping container. The date put on the original notice to park users stated it was to be closed until 28th November. All of us bike riders have been doing an extra 2km per day to get around Mon Repos. Now we are told we have to put up with another two weeks of it. Come on! You didn’t have the foresight & decency to put a temporary bike track up Moores Road to save us riding on the dirt part at the bottom. The bottom section has a covering surface of very large metal which makes for very hard & dangerous riding. Doesn’t anyone get out of the office & check on these things?

  2. They have closed the path to ensure the safety of the park users.
    Are these people serious? Now we have to ride along the main road with no shoulder and morons coming past at 100kmh and that’s safe?
    You would think that part of the contract would have been a safe diversion so cyclists can safely get to Bargara.

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