Bundaberg’s Mon Repos beach has become synonymous with turtles and one of the best ways to understand these beautiful animals is to visit the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, about 14km from the CBD. Learn about how turtles are drawn back to this significant site every year to lay their eggs and then, how a few months later, the hatchlings make the perilous journey towards the ocean.
Join a ranger on a guided tour to watch nesting turtles between November and January and the babies hatch between January and March. These strictly-guided tours start at 7.00pm where you will be allocated a turtle encounter group for the evening. While rangers scour the beach for turtles, view displays, shows and videos before beginning your beach experience.
141 Mon Repos 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.