About Bowen

Situated at the top of the Whitsundays, about 40 minutes’ drive north of Airlie Beach, the mainland town of Bowen offers visitors a variety of outdoor activities and water sports, and eight stunning beaches with some of the best fringing coral in Queensland.

Bowen is the oldest town in North Queensland, first established in 1861. It is known as the birthplace of the Kensington Pride mango (fondly referred to as the ‘Bowen Special’) and the location for the 2008 epic film, Australia.

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Situated at the top of the Whitsundays, about 40 minutes’ drive north of Airlie Beach, the mainland town of Bowen offers visitors a variety of outdoor activities and water sports, and eight stunning beaches with some of the best fringing coral in Queensland.

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