Local Area


Bowen Jetty

Take a stroll along the Bowen Jetty to chance a turtle sighting or throw in a line and come home with fresh fish for dinner.

Take a stroll along the Bowen Jetty to chance a turtle sighting or throw in a line and come home with fresh fish for dinner.   

Horseshoe Bay

Bowens most photographed beach - Snorkel right off the beach or spend the day perched in the shade with a good book.  The Horseshoe Bay Café and Beach Bar has great coffee and is always great for a beachside snack.

Grandview Hotel

Winner of the Australian Hotels Association 2015 Best Regional Hotel in Australia, the Grandview Hotel is a short stroll away. Boasting delicious meals, a great atmosphere and once host to the cast and film crew of the movie Australia.

The Big Mango

The Big Mango

The BIG Mango represents the delicious fruit which carries the name sake of the town “Bowen Mango”. The BIG Mango is located at the Bowen Visitor Information Centre, 4 km south of Bowen on the Bruce Highway.

Bowen Murals and Museum

The Museum contains one of the major collections of its kind in Queensland, comprising museum pieces, Aboriginal artefacts, natural history exhibits and written records, including documents and papers, newspapers.

Proudly displayed throughout Bowen’s streets, 25 bright and colourful murals depict the rich and historical past of the town’s early settlement history, through to present day. Illustrating the history of The Newspaper, Pioneer Women, Early Farming Days, the Federation of Port and much more, the murals have been painted by well-known Queensland artists, one by the art students of Bowen High School and one also by famed artist Ken Done.

Bowen Cinema

Providing a full cinema experience for Bowen and the Whitsundays since 1948.

Seafood Straight off the Boats

Head on over to the harbour for fresh seafood straight off the boats from Arabon or Bowen Fisherman’s Seafood, or if you would rather fish and chips on the beach duck into Fellows Fish Bar.

Bowen Front Beach and Foreshore

Bowen front beach and foreshore is a well maintained and perfectly manicured and located directly across the road from Port Denison Motor Inn. The foreshore features:

  • a skate park, playground and water park for the kids,
  • shelter sheds and BBQs for family outings,
  • the Tourist Information Centre,
  • Bowen Jetty; and
  • Bowen Soundshell – home to many of Bowens major events including the Superboats, Fishing Classic and quarterly free Sunday Sessions. 

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