Only a couple of kilometres north of Bargara, Mon Repos is famous as the largest and most accessible turtle rookery in mainland Australia.
During the day, Mon Repos is popular for swimming and sailing however, the turtle nests must be taken into account. No dogs are allowed on the beach and beach umbrellas should not be used above the high water mark as the spike may damage the eggs.
The park is also home to Woongarra Scrub remnants, mangroves, a tidal lagoon and historic sites.
From November to March, take a night tour for a close encounter with turtles on the beach. You may see turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs or hatchlings emerging from their nests. Turtle watching is very popular.