Imagine an adorable fleet of tiny sea turtles flopping their way towards sea, leaving the beach behind them until they miraculously return, many years later, to nest at the exact site of their birth.
For lovers of nature and all things cute, witnessing a sea turtle hatch or mother turtle lay eggs will be an unforgettable experience.
Experience your full immersion into the mystery life of these gentle creatures....forever memories!!
Suggested Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 - Turtle Experts & Mon Repos Turtle Encounter
Day 2 - Lady Elliot Island
Day 3 - Lady Musgrave Island
At ZEN we bring to you Turtle experts, sharing fascinating local insights into one of the oldest creatures on earth.
Learn and discover about the wonderful turtles and their life.
Visit the nearby Mon Repos Sanctuary, is the perfect place to see the turtles in their wild nature.
These amazing historic marine animals on Earth are tireless travellers and seem to have time completely on their side.
Home is where the heart is and its right here on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
After having witnessed the largest nesting and hatchery site on Australia's mainland our next step is swim with them in their natural habitat.
Visiting Lady Elliot Island, swimming with turtles on your personal journey to the reef, so close they will glide with you effortlessly as inquisitive about you as you are with them.
See first hand how to improve environmental conditions for turtles.
Our guides know the perfect turtle locations on the Great Barrier Reef, be up close with them and see them go about their daily lives in their natural habitat.
Lady Musgrave Island is the perfect home to magnificent turtle adventures where you see them in the most natural of environments in the only navigable coral cay lagoon on the Great Barrier Reef.
Here your guides know turtle behaviour and take you directly to the turtle hot spots in the lagoon to discover marine wildlife like never before!
If you are very lucky, relaxing on the Sky Lounge of an evening, you may even witness a mother turtle choosing our own beach to lay the next generation.
*Seasonally dependent, turtles are wildlife and we view them in their natural habitat, to their way of life and at their timing, so sometimes we need to be patient to see them in their own environment.
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With ZEN Beach Retreat, the choice is yours - Just ask your ZEN Expert!