Travel Gossip: It’s Turtle Nesting Season in Queensland


A turtle swims in the waters off the coast of Heron Island in Queensland, Australia. 


Turtle nesting season runs from November through March on the islands of Heron and Wilson in Queensland, Australia. They start hatching around Easter, when thousands of baby turtles make the perilous mad dash from nest to sea.

The turtles come ashore three to seven times a season, laying an average of 120 eggs in each trip. Sometimes they don’t come home to lay eggs until 35 to 40 years after they were born.

Heron Island in located 72 kilometres from Gladstone, Queenlands. Wilson Island is 80 kilometres from Gladstone. The two islands are owned and operated by Delaware North Australia Parks and Resorts. Turtle Escape Packages are available.

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