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 Youth Festival Sept 27th - Oct 1st
Bowen Netball Grand Final
9th September
Bowen Mudcrabs Presentation Night
10th September
Bowen Family Fishing Classic 17th - 18th September


Bowen is the perfect family holiday destination – enjoy an old fashioned family getaway with beaches, fishing & a wide choice of accommodation options

Also on in September:

9th September – Bowen Netball celebrate their end of season with the combined Grand Finals, Presentation & Family Fun Night

10th September – Also winding up their season, Bowen Rugby Union’s Annual Presentation Night will be held at the Grandview Hotel

11th September – get ready to walk or run for a good cause Rotary Fun Run Walk – while we were only left with a good story to tell after our recent earthquake event, Italy has suffered. A ShelterBox team is working with Rotary members in Italy to mobilize a response that will provide shelter and support for those affected by the earthquake and entry fees from this local event will assist in this cause.

14th September – The Bowen Art Society presents their Annual Art Exhibition Opening Night at the Bowen Community Hall, 65 Williams St. The exhibition continues until the 18th September. Entry forms are available now from the The Professionals Real Estate

17-18th September – Now in it’s 25th year, the Bowen Family Fishing Classic boasts Australia’s largest Family Fishing Classic right here in Bowen.

27th September – 1st October – Get ready to party! PCYC Bowen is hosting the2016 Bowen Youth Festival. Scooter & BMX superstar demonstrations, Mashd N Kutcher Under 18’s Concert, Bowen Colour XPlosion & more!