New cabins, campsites and safari tents will be part of the Turtle Sands Holiday Park in Mon Repos after a redevelopment of the site is completed.
The facility was recently taken over by NRMA Parks and Resorts and will focus on providing an accommodation tourism experience centred around marine turtles in their natural environment when construction is completed in late 2024.
“We are thrilled to share that NRMA Parks and Resorts are the proud new owners of the Turtle Sands Holiday Park, Mon Repos, located adjacent to Bundaberg’s Mon Repos Conservation Park,” NRMA Parks and Resorts state on the website.
“For those new to this holiday park, it is home to the largest colony of nesting (endangered) marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland.
“Once reopened, we will work alongside the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and First Nations operators to continue to deliver and enhance the ever-popular turtle night tours in the summertime, while developing new year-round nature and culture experiences for our members and guests.
“Interactive education and hands-on conservation activities will raise awareness of the turtles and threats to their survival and educate our guests on how we can help to preserve and protect them.”
The park will open for holiday visitors as normal from December 16, 2022 until April 30, 2023.
From May 2023 the park will close and construction will commence.
“Throughout this period we will be working closely with specialist turtle and broader environmental consultants, government bodies, and the First Nations community to ensure we carefully create this new tourism experience whilst respecting and protecting the natural environment,” a spokesperson said.
“All of our team at NRMA are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a new era of nature-based tourism to the Turtle Sands Mon Repos for our members and guests.”
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