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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Party Season Alert – Have you booked your Christmas or New Year’s Function?
Need some ideas? Why not call us at Bowen Tourism & Business for suggestions or bookings!

School Holidays begin – head to the beach, parks or escape the heat indoors with a movie at Summergarden Theatre
3rd December –
Luxe Fashion House 1st Birthday celebrations – Powell St. Bowen
3rd December Kid’s Christmas Craft Morning at 360 on Flagstaff, 9am to 12pm (contact 47861000 to book!)
8th, 15th & 22nd December – Powell St. Traders Christmas Late Trading until 8:30pm, food & market stalls, ham wheel & jumping castle for the kids.
4th December – Turning on of the Bowen Community Christmas Tree Lights – 7pm Bowen Town Square, Herbert St.
7th December Bowen Gets Festive – Registrations for business & organisation Christmas decorating competition close today!
10th December – Bowen Community Carols at the Soundshell, Front Beach Bowen. Warm up your vocals and come along for the free sausage sizzle and merry carolling!
9th,10th, 15 & 18th DecemberChristmas Photobooth at Kaleido Kollection, Herbert St.
12th December – Bowen Gets Festive Competition Judging
24th December – Christmas Eve – build up an appetite for all that Christmas pud by taking part in the Bowen Parkrun’s Christmas Eve Parkrun – Parkrun every Saturday at Barker Park starting at 7am
25th December – CHRISTMAS DAY
26th December – Boxing Day – the perfect time to explore your own backyard – see us for great tours & ideas to beat the post Christmas blues!