Explore Bowen in the Whitsundays
This will take you to Rotary Lookout overlooking Horseshoe Bay, the WW2 radar installation overlooking Murray Bay and then on to 'Mother Beddock' overlooking Rose Bay.
'Mother Beddock' is a huge rock balancing precariously on a granite outcrop. Legend has it that the rock derived its name from a Bowen lady who had a rather large pimple on her nose. Mother Beddock's Pimple was shortened in great Australian style to 'Mother Beddock'.
From Rose Bay you can either return on the trail or walk along Rose Bay Road to Horseshoe Bay Road, then back to Grays Bay.
Fishing is one of Bowen's most popular pastimes. Charters, estuary, beach.
Snorkelling is excellent along any of the bays from Grays Bay to Rose Bay and beyond with an abundance of colourful coral and marine life to view.
- Play golf on the beach side nine hole golf course
- A game of bowls can be found at one of the three bowls clubs in town
- Squash courts can be found at Soldiers Road
- If exercising at a gym is your style you have a choice of centres
- Enjoy the latest movies at the historic Summer Garden Cinema
View the bird life at Mullers Lagoon. More than 170 different species have been seen here.
Take a self guided walk around town to admire the town's history in murals .
Drive up Flagstaff Hill where the 360 degree views from the lookout are spectacular. While there, visit the interpretive centre for a brief description of Bowen's history, including the Catalina Flying Boats from World War II.
Town Services Clubs include:
- Lions Ladies Auxiliary
- Bowen Toastmasters