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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 flights between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Can I go snorkelling 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!

Caravan Parks

  •            Queens Beach Tourist Village
  •            Wangaratta
  •            Horseshoe Bay Resort
  •            Big 4 Bowen Coral Coast
  •            Harbour Lights Caravan Park
  •            Bowen Palms Caravan Park
  •            Bowen Holiday Park
  •             Tropical Beach Caravan Park

Resorts and Motels

  •            Rose Bay Resort
  •            Shell Motel

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.

Is there free camping in Bowen?

Whilst we do not offer free camping in Bowen, we do have several very affordable caravan parks starting at $15 per night. Contact the information centre for more information – (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 the next option is at Bloomsbury (110km south).