From the famous Big Mango to the transformed recreational area, Bowen on the Whitsunday Coast is a charming seaside town just waiting to be explored. Here are six ideas on things to do in Bowen on your next getaway.
Things to do in Bowen
Horseshoe Bay is a favourite for both the locals and tourists. The beach is framed by two granite outcrops, providing a haven for a range of fish and coral, all a short swim from the beach. Why not finish of your day at Meraki Whitsundays cafe?
Flagstaff Hill Lookout
Named Bowen’s premier look out, Flagstaff Hill will provide you with 360 degree panoramic views of the region with sweeping view from Rose Bay all the way to the Marina and across the town. You will feel like you’re on top of the world. Located nearby is Bird’s Fish Bar so you can sit back, take in the stunning view and enjoy a bite to eat.
Mullers Lagoon Park
Set on 23ha of picturesque botanical gardens and wetland habitat, it’s hard to believe that this park is located in the centre of Bowen. The area features a walking track that takes you around the lagoon while discovering the array of native and exotic vegetation. The park is also equipped with a playground, picnic area and BBQs.
Step back in time and learn about Bowen’s pioneer history at the Bowen Museum which is described as one of the best regional museums in Queensland. With hundreds of items displayed and accurate records about the town and region, you will spend hours here.
This stunning area has been transformed into a recreational area that includes an outdoor Amphitheatre, Catalina Memorial, grassy picnic area, a skate park and playground. Nearby, you will also find Bowen’s waterpark for hours of fun with the family.
The Big Mango
Bowen’s famous Mango depicts the delicious fruit of Bowen and is officially the biggest mango in the world. The 10 metre high sculpture notes the location of the Bowen Information Centre. Be sure to snap of picture of yourself in front of this iconic structure.