Bowen is a small oceanside town on the northern border of the Whitsundays only 45 minutes from Airlie Beach. It’s award winning beaches and palm fringed coast make it a worthy destination to relax and enjoy what the Tropics has to offer.
Its accommodation covers all bases from caravan parks to 4-star and most places are only a stone’s throw from the water. Well known for the Big Mango, most people aren’t aware of all the natural beauties that it has to offer and often goes unrecognised for its beautiful coastline and 8 exquisite bays and beaches.
With plenty of fishing options, it’s no wonder people make annual trips to target local species like the Spanish Mackerel which can be caught in great size and numbers in the cooler months.
The Bowen Classic is also one of the biggest fishing competitions in Australia offering great prizes every year. Next time your passing through Bowen stop into the local tourist information centre near the Big Mango and start planning your next trip.