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15 October 2009

Turtle Power Packages At Grand Mercure Bargara Apartments Bundaberg

From November to March, visitors to Bundaberg’s Mon Repos beach can witness one of nature's most fascinating spectacles - the annual pilgrimage of sea turtles coming ashore for hatching season.

To celebrate, Grand Mercure Apartments Bargara in Bundaberg has hatched a great offer of its own for those who want to get up and personal with the turtles hatching at nearby Mon Repos Turtle Hatchery.

Grand Mercure Apartments Bargara is offering turtle-friendly rates priced from AU$370 for two nights in a one-bedroom apartment with guaranteed sea views.

Located just 15 minutes from the airport, the hotel comprises 39 one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments just 200 metres walk from the seaside town centre along the newly developed Esplanade with cycle and walkways, picnic and barbeque areas and timber decks overlooking Bargara Beach.

A sanctuary for holiday makers, the complex boasts two swimming pools, a fully equipped gym, and underground parking for the drive market, and each apartment makes the most of its coastal locale, to offer huge balconies and timber decks overlooking the ocean, air conditioning and lavish master bedroom suites that include twin vanities and a spa with water views.

Penthouse apartments are also available and offer private rooftop terraces with sensational elevated views. To book your accommodation visit www.accorhotels.com online or call 1300 65 65 65.

For nature enthusiasts, Bundaberg’s Mon Repos Turtle Rookery welcomes back hundreds of turtles to lay eggs on the beach each year between November and March a sometimes unpredictable, but also an unforgettable experience.

Mon Repos Environmental Park offersguided tours of a turtle hatchery with a limited number of tickets available each season. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Mon Repos onl (07) 4153 8888 or online at www.bookbundabergregion.com.au.

The Mon Repos Environmental Park supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and is the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific Ocean region.

Hatchlings usually leave their nests to begin their journey to the sea, at night from mid January until late March. If you visit in January you might be lucky enough to see both adults and hatchlings.

Bundaberg is the gateway to the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef - on Queensland’s idyllic Coral Coast. Enjoying a beachfront address the Grand Mercure Apartments Bargara offers uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views just 360 kilometres (a leisurely four hour drive) from Brisbane.

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*This offer is subject to availability and terms and conditions apply. Two night minimum applies. Mon Repos tickets must be purchased independently.

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Media contact: Rebecca Freestun │ Accor Hospitality
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