Attraction Information

The Big Mango Information Centre

Visit the Big Mango at the Bowen Visitor Information Centre, located just 4km south of Bowen on the Bruce Highway. Completed in 2002, the Big Mango represents the juicy, summer fruit that is locally grown and is aptly named the 'Bowen Mango'. Great for a photo session.

Sun, Sea and Sand

Be sure to visit the Horseshoe Bay lookout and continue around to Rose Bay, then up hill to Mother Beddock for spectactular views. The walk takes approximately one hour.

The Interpretive Centre on Flagstaff Hill features a restaurant, lookout tower and ample parking space. Flagstaff Hill provides the perfect photo opportunity of the surrounding islands and the Bowen township.

The newly redeveloped Front Beach features a water park for the kids and shaded BBQ areas to enjoy an afternoon picnic. Ask locals where scenes from the Baz Luhrmann epic 'Australia' were filmed.

Visit Queens Beach less than 200m from our doorstep. Build sand castles with the kids, frollick in the water, swing in the playground. A 3km seaside walking track and Bowen's open air gym will satisfy all tastes.

Bowen Cinemas

Bowen Cinemas (formally Bowen Summergarden Cinemas) is a slice of Bowen history being the oldest and longest running cinema in North and Central Queensland. It is walking distance from QBTV and film times and information are printed in the Wednesday edition of the Bowen Independent. Alternatively, visit

Bowen Golf Course

The 9-hole, 18-tee seaside golf course was established in 1928 with the Clubhouse open Tuesday to Sunday for casual drinks or a buffet meal in the restaurant on a Friday evening. The Clubhouse deck offers a wonderful view of the coast. The club also sports a Pro Shop that stocks equipment for hire and is home to the sporting legend Pro Corrine Dibnah.



Take the time to walk through the main streets observing the 19 murals painted by Queensland artists that portray Bowen's history.

Information on the murals can be found on the council's website - or by asking a staff member at the Information Centre on the south-side of town, or the Information Kiosk at the Front Beach.

Airlie Beach & Whitsunday Islands

The gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach, is just a 45-minute drive south of Bowen. Many like to tackle the day trips to the islands from here to avoid the hustle & bustle of Airlie Beach itself. Visitors can explore the Whitsundays at a leisurely pace on a yacht or travel on a ferry to the resort islands of their choice or further a field to the Great Barrier Reef. All bookings can be made from the Bowen Information Centre 0747864222.


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