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1 Horseshoe Bay Road, Bowen, Queensland 4805 Australia
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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bowen
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Horseshoe Bay Resort and Caravan Park, is situated at the tip of Cape Edgecumbe here in Bowen. A special little spot where the sun rises and sets over the water, and the bay is never dry. The resort is surrounded by four sandy beaches and the reef is just off shore making for some amazing snorkeling and diving - it has been said to be as good as the great barrier reef.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Restaurant
Beach
Game room
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Airport transportation
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Spa
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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kv a wrote a review Apr 2022
Cairns15 contributions20 helpful votes
Love the fact this caravan park is a very short walk to the beach. There’s a privately run cafe at the beach providing a good selection of food for breakfast, lunch and weekend dinners. I stayed in the self contained pink cabin and my only complaint would be the tiny ants that made an appearance every now and then. The RAID spray the proprietor used when I told him didn’t work. The pool is tired looking but still refreshing if you don’t want to swim at the beach. If relaxation is what you want then this may be the place for you though best to avoid school holidays if you don’t have kids.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Parking available behind your cabin (in my case). Cafe sometimes has live music on weekends...
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Robyn H wrote a review Sep 2021
8 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a lovely out of the way spot in Bowen we have now unexpectedly stayed at twice. The facilities are very clean, tidy and the kitchen extremely well stocked with everything. It's quiet and very close to the water if you are a boaty and or fishing enthusiast. The only disappointment was the wifi, which for some of us is an important part of our camping adventures, especially looking for the next place to stop and explore, I could not get any good reception to use even though I was told there were 'boosters ' everywhere. Lovely people running the place too !!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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uschiTownsville wrote a review Jun 2021
Townsville, Australia76 contributions14 helpful votes
We decided that 4 of us would go to Bowen for one night and of course nobody wanted us for only one night. The last place I called was Horseshoe Bay Resort and to my surprise they said 'yes'. We arrived early and again were surprised that we could get the cabin. Also I was told that they had already made up the sofa bed. The Cabin is definitely one of the cleanest we have stayed in. Just perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Nereski wrote a review May 2021
London5 contributions
A lovely bay where this campground is sited. The pool area is very disappointing and uninviting, consequently, no one uses it. Communal areas are cleanish! The reception and office staff are pleasant enough. The sites at the front overlooking the beach are beautiful but can be windy. The best part of this camping ground is definitely the people- the other guests. Many of them are grey nomads who come every year to this park and they are the ones that make it so welcoming and friendly.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Janelle Bender, Guest Services / Front Office at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 4 Jun 2021
Hi Nereski, Due to the pandemic renovations have been on hold. Travel safe.
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Tara C wrote a review Apr 2021
Cairns, Australia76 contributions29 helpful votes
If you are planning a trip to the Whitsundays, make sure you visit Bowen and this beautiful hidden gem in Bowen, Horseshoe Bay Resort. Janelle was very friendly throughout our stay and made us feel very welcome. We stayed in one of the caravan sites with ocean view, site was perfect and my Mother in law's cabin was also immaculate and great value for the price we paid with an enormous bathroom. The views were spectacular across the bay and just across the road from the beach near walking trails, great snorkelling and swimming and the restaurants nearby were perfect as we did not feel like cooking. Bathrooms at the resort were very clean and great water pressure. I could not fault this place at all. Such a great family holiday and we will look forward to coming back again and again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Janelle Bender, Guest Services / Front Office at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 4 Jun 2021
Hi Tara, Thank you for your view. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Linda T wrote a review Dec 2020
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We stayed a couple of nights on a powered van site. Not cement, but roomy. Good location & a nice little Cafe by the Beach. The pool was dirty & not cleaned whilst we were there. The shower was full of dirt & leaves, however a big sign saying "Always shower before entering the pool or Spa'. No sun lounges or sade. Very old & cracked tiles & cement. Better Caravan Parks in Bowen 🙏👍🤔
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ozzie47 wrote a review Nov 2020
Hervey Bay, Australia81 contributions34 helpful votes
We tried this “resort” after friends had visited the area. The bay and surrounds are beautiful with a couple of other bays to visit close by. The resort caters for camping and caravans. It has several cabins and a small bank of motel type units and a pool. There is a sizeable cafe on site between the accommodation and the bay. This is where it went pear shaped. We booked a “bay view” cabin, at extra cost. On arrival we were taken to the accommodation, which was a few feet from the cafe. It was 2.30 on a Sunday. There was live music blasting from the outside (only) seating area. I was not happy but was reassured by the young lady it stopped at 4pm. It went till just before 6pm, closing time and apparently this happens every weekend. The cafe opens around 7am till 5pm weekdays and until 6pm weekends. The cabin was more glimpses of the bay rather than bay view and I certainly do not believe it warrants the extra paid. As per photos, when sat on the patio, we are almost outside the back doorway of the kitchen, which is open, with staff coming and going, for 10hrs per day. Other cabins, within a few meters away, are cheaper and no different to “bay view”. Some cabins are fully equipped with 2 burner electric stove, full size fridge, microwave, cutlery and cooking equipment, others not self contained. Our cabin (blue) was well appointed, very clean with air conditioning. The lady on reception was very nice and I handed over a list of a few things that I felt were needed to be added to the cabin when we were leaving. We left something behind and they were gracious enough to call and forward this to us. I do not have a problem with the staff, area or cabin itself, but absolutely do not believe this particular cabin (and the one next door) should have an extra charge for a really bad outlook. A warning of this would be good so you can make a decision where to stay within the park. We would certainly visit the area again but definitely not book the “bay view” cabins.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brett P wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions5 helpful votes
Thank you to Janelle for looking after us - her attentiveness was very reassuring The Cabins are clean and very well positioned for a very beautiful spot The beach is one of the best we've seen Has wheelchair access
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Date of stay: August 2020
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happiest_tripping wrote a review Oct 2019
Manly, Australia18 contributions2 helpful votes
Horseshoe Bay is stunning and the Family cabins are fabulous. Everything looked shiny and new inside. Separate bedroom very comfy, an alcove with bunks for the kiddies and a good sized kitchen with full size fridge. Lovely deck with new outdoor furniture overlooking beautiful gardens and only steps to the beach. Great pool onsite and a great cafe just in front of the resort for brekky / lunch or coffee and cake :)
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Strife206, Front office at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 10 Oct 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Wishing you all the best and hope to have you back soon. Kind regards, Tess
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Daniel C wrote a review Mar 2019
Nijmegen, The Netherlands87 contributions69 helpful votes
Stayed just the one night at this resort and was absolutely delighted with the service we were provided. We are budget backpackers so this is not a normal type of place for us but the service we were provided made it worth it. The staff on reception went out of their way to make our stay more comfortable. Decent basic cabins with a comfortable bed. Shower facilities offer privacy and are clean. Location is perfect with outstanding beaches and views within a few minutes away.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Strife206, Front office at Horseshoe Bay Resort
Responded 25 Mar 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review! We appreciate your feedback and are very glad you've enjoyed your stay! Travel safe and hope to see you again! Kind regards, Tess
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$61 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Horseshoe Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Horseshoe Bay (0.09 km), Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout (0.4 km), and Grays Bay (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Sorelle Coffee House, Grand View Hotel, and Jochheims Pies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Horseshoe Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Horseshoe Bay Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Horseshoe Bay Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Horseshoe Bay Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Horseshoe Bay Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Horseshoe Bay Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.