Bowen - Top of the Whitsundays
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Walking Tracks

One of the best ways to enjoy Bowen's coastal scenery is to explore the many beautiful tracks.

Hanson Park to Horseshoe Bay (2.6km)

Boasts some of Bowen's prettiest views, and follows Queens Bay around to Horseshoe Bay. It's a wide paved track making it wheelchair and stroller friendly.

Kings Beach Walk (1.8km)

An easy walk along the sandy beach, starting from the car park area below Flagstaff Hill. Access to the beach can also be made from Rose Bay or via a short, unsealed road off Queens Road.

Queens Bay Beach Walk. (1.6km)

Follow Queens Beach, from the Don River estuary to Golf Links Road. This path has beautiful views of both the bay and the suburb of Queens Beach.

The Bowen Foreshore and Jetty (few hundred metres)

Enjoy the foreshore parklands or walk the planks of the town jetty. A great way to observe the turtles, dugongs and stingrays that cruise the shallows when the tide is in.

Cape Edgecumbe Walking Trail. (2.5 km)

With its many elevations and beautiful views, the walking trail starts from Horseshoe bay, traverses Murray Bay and terminates at Rose Bay. Nature lovers will be impressed by postcard-worthy lookout views of the bays and beaches, whilst having the opportunity to see native wildlife up close. You can walk the entire circuit or just part of it, as there are entry points at Horseshoe, Murray and Rose Bays.


Bowen’s premier lookout is Flagstaff Hill and is a must do whilst visiting Bowen; featuring a lookout tower and binoculars, it offers the best view in the Whitsundays. Other lookouts include Mt Nutt Reservoir, Horseshoe Bay lookout (access from the Cape Edgecumbe Walking Trail), Grays Bay and the Bowen Reservoir Hill lookout.

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