Thursday, January 18, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

This Australia Day Take A Day Trip To Bowen

Bowen is hitting centre stage, hosting the 2024 Whitsunday Regional Council Australia Day Celebrations, Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.

As the festivities on Bowen’s Front Beach are being held from 5pm until 8pm on a public holiday, Bowen is the perfect place to spend the day before heading to the ceremony.

The Bowen Visitor Information Centre will be open on Australia Day from 10.30am until 3pm.

Manager of Bowen Tourism and Business, Leanne Abernethy said a day trip to Bowen could include a selfie at the Big Mango, a delicious sorbet at the Visitor Information Centre, a swim and a snorkel at Horseshoe Bay (stinger suit recommended) and a walk to Rotary Lookout.

“As the council has just upgraded the Edgecumbe Bay Walking Trail, you are encouraged to check out the great views from Mother Beddock and the World War II radar site along the walk.

“If you are interested in birdlife, more than 175 species of birds have been spotted at Muller’s Lagoon.

“You can learn all about Catalina Flying Boats at the display near the Front Beach.

“You can also check out the 27 murals around the town.

“A late afternoon stroll along Bowen’s Historic Jetty could top off a perfect day prior to the Australia Day ceremony on the foreshore.”

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