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Stories from Bowen, Top of the Whistundays

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Big Mango, Big Art & Big Ideas - How art can help the reef

Big Mango, Big Art & Big Ideas - How art can help the reef

What does art have to do with reef recovery?

Reef Ecologic had a BIG idea – to engage with visitors and communities through the medium of artwork, reduce our impact on the marine environment and start conversation around what we can do to support the health of the reef. So, what does this look like?

Reducing impact and engaging visitors

Artists imagined and created amazing large-scale pieces, from giant coral polyps to oversized turtles. Through each piece themes of conservation, nature and indigenous heritage are interwoven to tell the story of our Whitsunday community. These pieces will become submerged and intertidal art at locations throughout the Whitsundays, creating new visitor experiences, reducing the footprint and pressure on existing reef as well as providing new substructure for coral growth. Imagine snorkeling over a giant sculptural polyp, 20,000 times actual size, while fish dart in and around the piece and new coral growth colonizes the surface!

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What's On in Bowen 2019

What's On in Bowen 2019

Ahh Bowen, beautiful beaches, fringing reef, offshore islands... the hidden gem of the Whitsundays coastline!

But there's more than just beaches on offer at the Top of the Whitsundays. It's the perfect venue to get out and play, attracting motor sport, water sport, family fun events and turning on the weather for the best outdoor venues to be found. Find your thrill and discover your chill in Bowen this year:

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Easter Weekend Guide Bowen

Easter Weekend Guide Bowen

Easter in Bowen is looking lively! We've got all the tips on where to go & what to do to make your Easter weekend the best one ever. Let's 'hop' to it:

Thursday 

Arrived early for the weekend? Make sure you packed your walking shoes. A short hike from Horseshoe Bay will take you to the rotary lookout for a super view down on the bay - great for planning your attack on the weekend! (There's where I will lay my towel, that's where I'll eat my fish and chips, that's the reef I'm going to snorkel...)

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A Trip Outback in the Whitsundays

A Trip Outback in the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays is a diverse region. Famous for sailing through pristine waters and offshore islands, the region also has laid-back beachside communities, rainforest trekking and even a taste of the quintessential outback. Join our Bowen Information Team Member Glenn, as she discovers our own backyard on a day-trip to Collinsville:

We started our adventure inland with a quick visit to a local organic mango farm, just one of the many farms on the way to Collinsville. We were greeted by the hard-working owner operator Jenn, who treated us to a tour through the plantation in the 4x4. Some trees are over 20 years old but still producing delicious organic mangoes. Jenn explained to us how they can monitor how and when their trees drink via an app that they can check from their offices at the house!

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Wet Weather Whitsundays Fun!

Wet Weather Whitsundays Fun!

Queensland is a diverse and wonderful natural wonderland, with off-shore islands, miles of gorgeous coastline, forests, rivers, dams and waterfalls. But all that 'nature' is of course subject to Mother Nature herself.

Sometimes, despite the best laid plans, your holiday in paradise can go from sunny beaches to tropical downpours -not quite what the brochure advertised! That doesn't mean you have to scrap your holiday and sit around in your tent / cabin / hotel room staring at the walls. There's plenty of fun indoor - and outdoor - activities to enjoy in the Whitsundays when it rains.

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