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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What’s on in Bowen

1st October – Saddle up for the Bowen Cup! 5 Country Races, TAB, Licensed Bar and of course the Luxe Fashions on the Field

15th October – Prepare to party for Bowen’s Biggest Girls Night In – hosted by Trudy Starkey

15th October – The Bowen Triathlon weekend gets underway on Saturday at picture perfect Queen’s Beach with the Junior Triathlon

16th October – Queensland Country Health Fund Bowen Triathlon Sunday events include the The Sprint Triathlon, The Enticer Triathlon & The Enticer ‘Anything Goes’ Triathlon – register now

22nd OctoberBottoms on the Grass are back with the Family Fun Day raising funds for Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Sufferers.

SAVE THE DATE: November 25th – 27th


Need more inspiration for an adventure in Bowen? Check out our #bowenbucketlist!