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Explore Bowen & the Whitsundays here...

 The coastal areas of the Bowen & Burdekin regions are alive with rich natural experiences! On your journey through this amazing part of the Queensland Coast there are plenty of opportunities to interact with an amazing array of wildlife. 

• Wonder at the thousands of native birds at the wetlands of the Burdekin region.

• Marvel at the millions of soldier crabs and shoreline dwellers of Alva Beach and the Bowen foreshore.

• Discover the beauty of coral and tropical fish at Bowen's fringing reef beaches.

• Explore the shallows of Dalrymple Point to find a 'galaxy' of giant Choc-chip Starfish!

When exploring our natural wonders we ask that you adopt a 'look, don't touch' approach. Touching, lifting or removing our sea creatures from their habitat can cause severe stress for animals and may be dangerous to you as well!

We invite you to 'Leave no Footprints' to help ensure the inhabitants of our reef & coastal environments remain safe and abundant into the future. To find out more about where to discover nature in our regions, visit one of our accredited information centres.

The 'Leave No Footprints' project is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government's Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. The project is delivered by the Bowen Burdekin Local Marine Advisory Committee and Bowen Tourism and Business, with support from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.