Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland from November to late March each year. This is the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific Ocean region. Successful breeding here is critical for the survival of this endangered species. At this globally-significant site you can learn all about these extraordinary animals and the conservation and research programs that are protecting them—visit the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and have a turtle encounter like very few others in the world. The park's features also include Woongarra rainforest scrub remnants, mangroves, the site of Bert Hinkler's first glider flights, a tidal lagoon, rock pools and an historic basalt stone wall built by South Sea Islanders who were brought to Queensland from the 1880s to work in the sugar industry. The basalt slabs and reefs that form much of this coastline provide an ideal canvas for colourful displays of corals, sponges, barnacles and shellfish. This stunning diversity of sea life so close to shore has made the Woongarra coast one of the most popular shore-diving areas in Australia. A walking and cycling trail travels through Mon Repos Regional Park as part of the 7.7km Bundaberg Regional Council's Turtle trail walking and cycling track—a scenic trail that winds along Woongarra coast, linking Kelly's beach Bargara to Burnett Heads Port. There is also a walking track which heads south from the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and explores the park behind the dunes on a leafy path.