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The best places to see Turtles in Australia

The Great Barrier Reef

Exceeding expectations with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef, The Great Barrier Reef lives up to its title as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is a must on every family’s bucket list.

Get up close and personal with Sea Turtles on a Great Barrier Reef Tour. Enjoy a day trips from Cairns, there is one for every budget and the kids will love it. Even in winter, the weather is perfect and the prices will be cheaper than peak season.

Bundaberg Turtle Season

From November to March (commencing November 10) nightly turtle experience tours are carried out by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service at Mon Repos, on the coast of Bundaberg, Queensland.

Here, the family can watch turtles in their natural environment emerge from the ocean and make their way up the beach to find a safe spot to lay their eggs.

Ecobeach Broome- Home of the Flatback Turtle

For those looking for something at the pointy end of the price spectrum, Eco Beach- 2200km north east of Perth and 130km south west of Broome provides an interactive look into the conservation and monitoring of the Flatback Turtle population.

Here you can participate in the recording of nest and track data, tagging and measuring turtles, counting eggs and hatchlings and the examining of nests after hatchling.

Ningaloo Marine Park

Located in the Cape Range national park in Exmouth, 1,200km North of Perth, the Ningaloo Coast is a World heritage site famous for its underwater beauty with Australia’s largest and most accessible fringing reef.

Make sure you check out Turquoise Bay for some snorkelling, very popular with those looking to lay their eyes on some turtles!

Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

If you don’t have a chance to see Turtles- why not get involved and ensure that they are safe with the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

Run by donations, the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation centre is run out of Cairns by 50-60 volunteers. The donations go the care, maintenance and feeding of sick and injured turtles. Here, the facility works to re-habilitate severely injured turtles to make them ready to be successfully released back into the wild.

If you would like to get involved, or donate, please go to:

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