Places to visit in Bowen

Top Things to Do in Bowen, Australia

Places to Visit in Bowen

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Top Attractions in Bowen

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What travellers are saying

  • Maggie
    Peachester, Australia120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great little spot and a must visit when in Bowen, Qld.
    There is a great walking track with stunning views, the water is turquoise blue and quite spectacular. There is a little cafe near the beach. Parking is a premium, not a lot of it at the beach, might need to park down from it and walk up. Well worth it though!
    Written 10 June 2023
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  • Amy R
    Esk, Australia116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best of the bays in my opinion. It’s quite popular, parking can be difficult to find. But there’s toilets nearby, and plenty of walking tracks around if you don’t want to get onto the beach. The lookout is amazing well worth the effort to get up there.
    Written 2 August 2023
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  • Keith T
    Townsville, Australia209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views from this lookout across the coral sea is so special. Great area where we had lunch with the cheeky magpie and butcher bird under the shaded pergola while taking in the scenery
    Written 1 November 2023
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  • Tony W
    Sydney, Australia4,668 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On the Bruce Highway heading into Bowen you come across another one of Australia's famous (or is it infamous?) Big Things in the form of the Big Mango. In the grounds of the very helpful Tourist Information Centre where you can not only get all the local information and souvenirs but they sell a Mango Sorbet you really need to try. Great place for a quick pitstop.
    Written 14 December 2022
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  • David P
    Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family business. Friendly owner. Need to bring cash or use ATM in foyer. Art Deco styling brings back memories.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • GS1505
    Queensland, Australia78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot to soak up the sun and to have a quick dip. There are a few rocks around and if possible go when the tide is higher. Plenty of parking.
    Written 2 October 2021
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  • Adventurers049
    Brisbane, Australia3,379 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This water park is located on the waterfront of the town.
    It is a great spot for the kids to safely play and get very wet, which is what it is all about.
    Written 31 August 2020
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  • Clive S
    Bowen, Australia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We normally start the walk up from the Rose bay side, it's a fairly easy walk which should take about 69 minutes round trip
    Written 9 May 2019
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  • charlotteingham01
    Strathpine9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really stunning scenery. From climbing through big rocks, amazing lookouts, beautiful coral beaches where you can snorkel straight off the beach, this is a must do at Bowen. We went from Horseshoe Bay, but you can join the track at other points along the way. The full circuit is great, just over 3kms long. For those who don't walk or can't do it all, it's definitely worth going to the first lookout from Horseshoe Bay. It's about a 10 min walk at the most. The view is incredible. The only downside was that in some of the more remote parts, around Murray Bay, the directions were a bit sketchy. We found our way, but you could say it was a bit of an adventure figuring it out 😁. Still, it's not possible to get too lost, it's just that the track is a bit unclear. Happy walking!
    Written 28 July 2023
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  • Peter S
    Queensland, Australia264 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was quiet when we went but a nice beach- good for kids and good for a stroll....foreshore has a nice grassed area - good for a bbq
    Written 9 January 2021
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  • Janice_travels_lush
    Whangarei, New Zealand48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice collections of aboriginal artifacts, shells, minerals and memorabilia. We were given a lovely tour of the historic house which but me back in time.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Hmmmap
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Turned up without a booking after travel from Brisbane. The owner was out of Mangoes for their season. Took me and my daughter for a tour of the farm and picked mangoes for us on the day. Awesome tour and operator. Best place to visit.
    Written 26 December 2021
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