Turtle Temple is the home to our rehabilitated turtles, who are building up strength before they are released back out into our oceans again.
UnderWater World has taken a proactive role in the rescue,
rehabilitation and release of marine turtles to ensure that they
are conserved and sustained for future generations.
There are many reasons why turtles are being rehabilitated at
UnderWater World. The majority of which are human related impacts
including eating rubbish particularly plastics which cause
'floating syndrome', boat strikes and entanglements by discarded
fishing equipment and crab pots.
Since opening in 1989 UnderWater World has rescued many turtles
from beaches throughout Queensland. However this would not have
been possible without the commitment and assistance of volunteer
groups and individuals who bring turtles to the aquarium for
What to do if you spot a turtle that needs help?
If you see a turtle that is sick, injured or in distress contact
Department of Environment and Resource Management on: (07) 5459
Green Turtle: The largest of all the hard-shelled turtle species
Turtle Rehabilitation: Caring for injured wild turtles in the region