Welcome to Bowen

Situated at the top of the Whitsundays, Bowen has a very rich and interesting history; our town is the oldest town in North Queensland, first established in 1861, several years ahead of Townsville (1866) and Mackay (1869). It is also known as the birthplace of the Kensington Pride mango (fondly referred to as the ‘Bowen Special’).

Bowen offers visitors and our community a veritable paradise with eight beautiful beaches to enjoy and explore, plus a multitude of outdoor sports, including fishing, standup paddle boarding, golf & tennis. Our beautiful walks and trails can lead you to outstanding views of the town and bays.

Bowen is very well known for its diverse industries: including fishing and agriculture. Farmers grow a variety of fruit and vegetables throughout the year- they call Bowen the salad bowl of Australia for a reason, our locally caught fish are exported all over the globe.





The Bowen PCYC will become the home of giftware when the doors swing open for the Hooked on Bowen Expo.  A wide range of retailers will present stunning displays of an amazing range of gifts available locally.  From handcrafted quilts, to diamond rings…comfy cushions to outdoor BBQs, there will be something for everyone on display for sale at the Hooked on Bowen Expo.

Exhibitors that will be displaying their wares include: Bowen Framing Art & Trophies, Lifestyle Photos, Kaleido Kollection, Burnups Furniture Court, Bowen Quilters and Needlecraft Group, Bowen Woodworkers & Woodturners Assoc, Luxe Fashion House, Floral Notes, Pilchers Mitre 10, Zesty Design, Centrepoint Showcase Jewellers, Coral’s City to Country, P&O Meehan- The Shop for Men and Bowen Hair Care.

From 2.30pm, there will be an amazing display of fashion in the Hooked on Bowen Fashion Parade.   Coral’s City to Country, P&O Meehan- The Shop for Men and Kaleido Kollection will be the fashion houses on the catwalk.  The fashions will be a small sample of the quality clothing available locally for all the family from the youngest child to the Mother of the Bride…

And prizes galore will be on offer with spot prizes throughout the afternoon, and the chance to win a SIGNED COWBOYS JERSEY signed by the premiership winning Cowboys team members!!  What a priceless piece of memorabilia that will be…other prizes include two nights in a deluxe studio cabin for two adults at Big 4 Whitsunday Adventure…a $200 Kite Flying lesson from our friends at Adrenalin Rush Sports Australia…Membership to the Bowen Stand Up Paddleboard Club…plus so much more!!  Jump on the bus to tour the town and you could win a fishing charter trip for two with Reel Addiction!!

It’s all happening at the PCYC from 1.00pm Saturday afternoon…do yourself a favour and come on down!!Facebook Front Page