Welcome to Bowen, The Heart of the North Queensland Whitsundays

Bowen’s award winning beaches and friendly community make it the perfect holiday spot for families. Bowen has a very rich and interesting history which has been depicted in the numerous murals around town. You can find further information at the historical museum, which has been described as one of the best regional museums in the state. Our region is also well know for its diverse industries: agriculture, tourism, mining and fishing. Farmers grow all kinds of fruit and vegetables here – they call Bowen the ‘Salad Bowl of Australia’ for a reason.

The coal mining town of Collinsville is well worth a visit. Only about one hours drive from Bowen, Collinsville offers a warm welcome to all travelers. You should have a look at the Coal Face Museum and historical Bowen River Hotel. On your way to Collinsville you might even spot some wild emus, buffalo and camels.

Enjoy your time in our lovely town and experience where the bush meets the beach.