Bowen is the Top of the Whitsundays, a jewel in the Whitsunday crown with untouched beaches, beautiful bays and a perfect tropical climate. Bowen is one of the undiscovered treats of Queensland and an ideal destination for those seeking a laidback beach holiday.

Situated in the northern region of the Whitsundays on the shores of Edgecumbe Bay, just 45 minutes’ drive north from Airlie Beach. It’s a picturesque seaside town that offers a beachcomber’s paradise with eight award-winning, palm-fringed beaches to explore. Plus there’s the reef, beach and estuary fishing. With a daily average of eight hours of sunshine all through the year, it can also lay claim to having Australia’s best climate.

Got your own boat? Bowen is heaven for lovers of water sport! A multi-lane boat ramp with floating pontoon at the Bowen Harbour makes setting out to explore Port Denison or the northern Whitsunday Islands a breeze. Love to catch the big ones? Put in the boat from Grays Bay for an easy cruise around Queens Bay, or to head out to the mackerel patch or northern shoals & reef to land a feed.

Pack a picnic and explore the coastline, snorkel secluded fringing reef, anchor in private bays and explore the islands. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled: from playful dolphins to majestic manta-ray and migrating Humpback whales in winter, Bowen’s offshore waters are a natural paradise.

Find out more and register for the The Bowen Offshore Superboat Experience

Bowen is the place to be to escape winter

Analysing accommodation costs, year-on-year search growth, average temperature, rainfall, travel time and distance from the coastline, the Wotif Winter Heat Index provides Aussies with insider knowledge on the best destinations to visit over the winter months.

Find out where Bowen ranks overall!

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