Bowen - Top of the Whitsundays
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How do I get to Bowen?

Bowen is located at the Top of the Whitsundays! Bowen is halfway between Mackay and Townsville, only 2km off the highway - A perfect place to stop on your roadtrip.

If you choose to fly into Bowen, our closest airport is Whitsunday Airport in Proserpine which has direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Can I go snorkeling in Bowen?

Absolutely! We have 3 amazing locations with fringing reef for you to explore at Horseshoe Bay, Rose Bay and Murray Bay.

When is the stinger season?

Marine Stingers are in the water year round, however they are more prevalent between November and May. For more information regarding stingers please read this information from the Whitsunday Regional Council.

Is there public transport?

Bowen Transit offers a bus service that visits the main areas in Bowen. Please call them on (07) 4786 4414 for more information.

I am travelling with my dog, is there pet friendly accommodation in Bowen?

 We have multiple options within Bowen that are happy to welcome your furry friends! It is a good idea to check in advance, as limited sites / cabins and blackout dates may apply. If in doubt, give the team at the Big Mango Info Centre a call to find out more on 07) 4786 4222

 Caravan Parks

Resorts and Motels

Where can my dog run off leash?

  • Southern end of Queens Beach
  • Northern end of Kings Beach (enter at the end of Rose Bay Rd)
  • Front Beach on the south side of the jetty
  • Denison Park on Hay St.
  • The Big Mango - dog run park available at back of centre

Is there free camping in Bowen?

While there is no 'free' camping in Bowen, there are several low costs options, starting at $15 per night. Contact the information centre for more details – (07) 4786 4222.
There is free camping available in Guthalungra (50km north for 24hrs) or in Collinsville (85kms inland for 72hrs). If you are heading south then Proserpine Dam or the next option is at Bloomsbury (110km south).

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