Bundaberg hatches thousands of baby turtles [gallery]

Jan 30, 2014 2 Comments by

Forget David Attenborough and his over-edited TV documentaries, there’s a real-life National Geographic scene taking place off the east coast of Queensland.

Thousands of baby turtles have started muscling their way out of their sandy nests and making a nightly dash for the warm waters off Mon Repos beach near Bundaberg.

It’s one of Australia’s greatest conservation and educational experiences and definitely a must do on any nature-lover’s bucket list. The shelled stars of the show are performing from now until March, so don’t miss your chance to get a front row seat to all the turtle-y awesome action!

Instagram star Lauren Bath recently ventured to Mon Repos and captured some of the little dudes’ first steps.

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A Queenslander born and bred, Jessica travelled much of the world before exploring the wonders of her own backyard. Swapping international long-hauls for propeller planes to Queensland’s Outback, she has seen more of this awesome state in her first three months at Tourism Queensland than most people do in their entire lives. While her colleagues think her hobby is weird and will probably send her to an early grave, Jess has made it her personal mission to sample a bowl of potato wedges in as many Queensland towns as possible.
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