TURTLE RESPONSIBILITIES

The beaches of "Sunrise  at 1770" are home to a population of nesting turtles, from November through to April. Green turtles, the endangered Loggerhead and the native Flatback all favour our beaches, as they are quiet and relatively uninhabited. Resident and guests are requested by Queensland Parks and Wildlife, to keep night lighting to a minimum during these months.

 

There are a number of simple rules recommended by the QPWS that should be followed if you are planning to be on the beaches after dark during the nesting and hatching period.

Most importantly remember that turtles are totally protected, and it is an offence under State and Commonwealth legislation to handle or interferer with turtles, their eggs and the nesting cycle.

If you wish to see this miracle of nature up close, then one of our resident turtle researchers will do their best to accommodate.

Contact:

Gary Prichard 

0408995153

OUR TURTLE GALLERY

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Turtle Update

 

Red Rock Beach

Date                          10/3/2020

Nests                         46

Nests Hatched         33

Hatchlings                3212

Sunrise Beach

Date                          25/2/2020

Nests                         12

Nests Hatched          9

Hatchlings                898

ABOUT US

Sunrise at 1770 Is as multi award winning Sustainable Eco Development, located on 4 kilometres of pristine beach facing the Coral Sea and surrounded by Littoral Rain Forest and National Parks.

ADDRESS

551- 552 Springs Rd,

Agnes Water QLD 4677, Australia

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