Explore Bowen

The Northern Jewel in The Whitsundays Crown

With award-winning, palm-​fringed beaches, beautiful bays and a warm tropical climate, Bowen is a relaxed beachcomber’s paradise.

Spend a day relaxing, exploring and creating memories with your family and friends


  • Bowen stunning beaches
  • Beautiful Bays
  • 360° lookout at Flagstaff Hill
  • Seafood Lunch
  • Bowen big Mango and enjoy to locally made Mango Sorbet
  • Commentary of the Australian Aboriginal
  • Murals
  • Famous movie sites
  • World war 2 historical sites


9am Depart from Airlie Beach with a tour guide and informative commentary in an air-conditioned bus

We will travel through the local sugar cane and cattle farming properties in the area. Hear about the sugarcane farming industry, from the early days to where we are now. Among the leaders in the world wide industry

We will take a rest stop at the Whitsunday Gold coffee plantation which is one of the largest plantations in the world. Grab yourself a coffee and stroll around enjoying the beautiful birds and other farm animals.

11am Arrive in Bowen

Holding the title of North Queensland’s oldest town, Bowen has a long, colourful history. Officially declared a town in 1861, the region’s history predates that by many years. Follow the famous mural trail through this historic Queensland town, and visit the various locations used in the blockbuster Baz Luhrmann film ‘Australia’.

We will visit some of the towns beautiful bays and beaches such as Horseshoe Bay, probably Bowen’s most iconic beach which is protected by two granite outcrops, Rose Bay, Grays Bay, Kings and Queens Beaches.

Bowen’s premier lookout is Flagstaff Hill with 360° views, from east to Gloucester Island and west to the winter farms and the Great Dividing Range.

We will visit the local seafood coop where you can grab a bite to eat, we will also have an esky onboard if you wish to take some fresh seafood straight from the fishing fleet back with you.

RAAF Bowen Catalina base which started as early as the late 1920’s was used as an operational base for Squadron 11, 20 and 43 between 1942 and 1945. Hear the history and the importance this region played

The Big Mango, perfect place to stop over on the way home for a photo opportunity and a mango sorbet

    • Good walking shoes
    • Camera
    • Hat and Sunscreen
    • Money for refreshments and lunch



Prices and Bookings

Day tour

Adults – $TBA per adult

Children – $TBA per child

Tours depart on request, minimum number is 10

Call 0438 089 682 to book

Tour inclusions

Local resort pickups

Airconditioned bus

Local history commentary

Tour exclusions

This tour does not include food or drinks. We recommend bringing nibbles and drinks.

We will stop off at the local seafood market where you can grab a delicious seafood lunch.

Important information

Times are subject to change due to delays beyond our control.

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