The beach was visited by a trio of kangaroos, as footage captured by Jessica Sheehy on April 26 shows.
The area’s popular tourist attraction, the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, is closed until May 31, though the coastal track along the Coral Sea remains open from 6 am to 6 pm.
With restrictions on public movement in place in the region, the kangaroos had free rein on a stretch of sand when Sheehy caught sight of them – as they demonstrated an admirable grasp of social distancing.
Kangaroos have been spotted in the area previously. Though, as ABC Wide Bay joked when posting Sheehy’s video, the kangaroos’ trip may not be classed as “essential travel,” in the coronavirus era. Credit: Jessica Sheehy via Storyful