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Stories from Bowen, Top of the Whistundays

Thinking about visiting Bowen? Check out the stories about Bowen below, covering all you need to know about our region!

Why a Bowen Christmas in the Best Christmas

Why a Bowen Christmas in the Best Christmas

It's beginning to look like a beaut Bowen Christmas! The poincianas are in bloom, the mangos are ripening on the trees and the weather is warming up (cue tropical cocktails & icy cold beers!) We love our North Queensland take on Chrissy, and we reckon you will too โ€“ here's why we love a Bowen Christmas:

There's nothing like a beach for Christmas

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Making the Most of the Walk to the Lighthouse Weekend

Making the Most of the Walk to the Lighthouse Weekend

It's the event on everyone's lips โ€“ the Annual 'Walk to the Lighthouse' in beautiful Bowen, Top of the Whitsundays. But although the walk itself is a once a year experience, if you plan right you'll have a once in a lifetime experience!


Step 1: Find the perfect place to stay


Bowen really has it all, from budget to luxe. If you're roadtripping with the van or tent, book yourself a site at one of the beachfront caravan parks and get ready to relax.
Like the idea of more comfort after all that outdoor adventure? If you want to stay close to the walk location at Dalrymple Point (and the afterparty at the Grandview Hotel!) choose from some of our town centre accommodation.

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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 โ€“ 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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