Bowen – the perfect Spring getaway

With fringing reefs, secluded beaches and plenty of accommodation options, Bowen is the perfect location for the family to enjoy a Spring getaway.

Known for Australia’s famous mangoes, Bowen is also the salad bowl of the north producing tomatoes, capsicums, corn and other produce.

You can snorkel directly off the beach, watch a movie at Queensland’s oldest cinema, taste delicious seafood and enjoy scenic bush walks.

The kids can visit the waterpark on the Front Beach or learn about the town’s history by checking out the 28 murals scattered on walls and water tanks throughout the town.

You can even learn all about the movie “Australia” which was partly filmed in Bowen when Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman spent several months in the town in 2007.

There are storyboards with information about the movie near the historic 750 metre jetty.

If fishing is your thing, don’t forget to pack the rods as the jetty also makes a perfect spot to drop in a line.

Bowen’s lookouts are a great attraction as they have breath-taking views across azure seas.

The Big Mango Visitor Information Centre, on the Bruce Highway just south of the town, is the perfect first-stop to enjoy a mango sorbet and find out what the region has to offer.

It is also a great place for a selfie at this iconic landmark.

Located at the top of the Whitsundays, Bowen is the jewel at the northern end of the Whitsundays.

It is just 45 minutes from Airlie Beach and only a two hour drive from the major centres of Townsville or Mackay.

With an average maximum temp in September of 27 degrees, this is the perfect getaway in Spring.

For more information about planning your trip to Bowen, contact the friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre at the Big Mango on 07 4786 4222 or go to

Article credit: Leanne Abernethy – Bowen Tourism and Business


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