Most visitors flock to Mon Repos Conservation Park after dark, to partake in a guided turtle tour with rangers at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and encounter nesting and hatching turtles. But there’s also plenty to see and do during the daytime.
This park is also home to rainforest scrub remnants and the site of Bundaberg’s famous aviator Bert Hinkler’s first glider flights. Also visit a tidal lagoon, rock pools, and an historic basalt wall built by South Sea Islanders who were brought to Queensland from the 1880s to work in the sugar industry.
Witness colourful displays of corals, sponges, barnacles and shellfish along the Woongarra coast, which is one of the most popular shore diving areas in Australia.
Rookery Road, Mon Repos
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.