Recommended for all ages.
Catch a rare glimpse of Australia’s precious loggerhead turtles hatching in their incubation chambers and the first moments of their ocean lives as they meet a seawater environment in specially designed tanks. After the Festival, the newborn turtles will be transported to the Sunshine Coast and released 20 km offshore.
The Hatchery is an important conservation initiative that has released almost 500 loggerhead turtles since it started. It has been designed in collaboration with internationally renowned herpetologist Colin Limpus and Queensland Museum Senior Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, Biodiversity Program and Chair of the Animal Ethics Committee, Patrick Couper.
The Hatchery Livestream
Can’t catch the hatch? We’ve got you covered! The Hatchery will be livestreamed from Wednesday to Sunday with support from AARNET.