Welcome to Bowen

Situated at the top of the Whitsundays, Bowen offers visitors 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 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 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.

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Bowen Tourism & Business, together with Whitsunday Regional Council, is asking residents to have their say on a new mural to replace ‘Bowenwood’ on the Bowen water reservoir. The new mural will be designed to attract visitors from the highway into Bowen, to explore beautiful beaches and historic buildings. Submissions will be accepted online via http://yoursay.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au/ and in paper form submitted to the Big Mango Information Centre or WRC customer service counters.
Come along to Bowen’s Hansen Park Markets this Sunday, 27 August, to chat with BTB & WRC representatives about your ideas and to submit your ideas.  The RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Whitsunday Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.