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Mon Repos

If you didn't know what the fuss was about, you would think Mon Repos is just another beautiful beach in the Bundaberg region, but nestled in the dunes this beach marks a very special, ancient ritual for the oceans most wise mariners.

Mon Repos means "My Rest" but there is no nodding off on the job for the mamma turtles when they come to lay their precious clutches of eggs between November to January.

It will take your breath away seeing a mamma turtle make her way back to her own birthplace, working hard in the dunes to lay her eggs, or between January to March watching a clutch of baby turtles emerge from the sand and take their first dip into the big blue yonder.

Mon Repos is the perfect picnic, sailing or swimming spot, you can also access the Mon Repos walking track easily from the beach. If its turtle season just be aware beach hours are 6am to 6pm with ranger guided tours by night.

It's a secluded and gorgeous beach to be visited year round and if you are a bit of a history buff then Mon Repos is where famous aviator Bert Hinkler undertook some of his first historic glider flights.
The distinctive black volcanic rock wall known as the Kanaka wall is a testament to the hard work of Melanesians from the South Pacific Islands who were indentured to work in the Queensland canefields from 1879 to 1904.

Mon Repos is the perfect place to play park ranger and retrace turtle tracks from the night before and remember just how important these birthplaces are for returning turtles many years after.

Mon Repos
Mon Repos, Bundaberg Area
Queensland
Australia

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15 September 2017
Capricorn Food and Wine Festival is the premier event for Central Queensland and surrounding regions to showcase gourmet food and wine. The fifth instalment of the annual Capricorn Food and Wine Festival will once again be set against the backdrop of the mighty Fitzroy River, Rockhampton.

Da Vinci Machines

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26 April 2017
The award-winning interactive exhibition invites everyone with curiosity to delve into the mind of artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci and showcases many of his iconic inventions. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, the 60 interactive machines are created from original da Vinci drawings and highlights include the bicycle, the scuba suit, spring powered car, as well as flying machines.

Women That Fish Barra Classic

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Women That Fish was founded in 2012 as a not for profit organisation for ladies 18 years and over. Their aim is to empower women and build their confidence on the water as well as providing an amazing friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Rocky Barra Bounty

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The Bounty is a tag and release event and was the first event to introduce photographing then releasing of fish instead of having the fish weighed or bought back for the event site. This was initially through supplying a disposable camera but technology caught up with them and now digital cameras are used.

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1 May 2017
You're invited to a month long celebration of beef during May. Enjoy a range of events, restaurant menus, recipe cards, tours and more from the Beef Capital of Australia - Rockhampton.

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6 May 2017
Rockhampton City Raceway is centrally located at the Rockhampton Showground's, situated with the city boundary some 1.5 kilometres from the main post office. Rockhampton showground's has been the home for Rockhampton Speedway where motorcycles have raced the circuit since November 1925, being one of the first venues to race under lights.

Paradise Lagoons Campdraft

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26 May 2017
Opera Underground! Literally! The Underground Opera Company is pleased to announce their latest concerts at The Capricorn Caves, Rockhampton. The Cathedral is the show-piece of the Capricorn Caves and will provide the most unique, intimate opera and light opera concert you will have ever experienced, with some of the best voices you will have heard, in an environment you may never have seen.
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Exciting hands-on activities for children that explore the important relationship the Kaiadilt people of the Gulf Carpentaria have with the sea is visiting Rockhampton Art Gallery as part of a major Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) regional tour to more than 80 regional venues.
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