Backpacking Bowen

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    CHILL OUT ON ONE THE PALM FRINGED BEACHES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    THIS IS A CLASSIC QUEENSLAND TOWN WITH A LAIDBACK LIFESTYLE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    JUST OFFHSORE ARE FRINGING REEFS GREAT FOR SNORKELLING AND DIVING: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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Bowen Highlights

  • The nearby unspoilt bays have some of the nicest palm-fringed beaches in the tropical north.

  • Just offshore at Horseshoe Bay, Grays Bay, Murray Bay and Rose Bay are fringing reefs making these places ideal locations for snorkellers and divers keen to explore the coral gardens and the large variety of tropical fish.

  • Bowen is surrounded by large fruit and vegetable growing areas, which provide backpackers with casual, seasonal farm work.

About Bowen

Population 9,500

Bowen is a classic Queensland town, with its wide streets and laidback lifestyle. The main appeal of Bowen lies not in the town itself, but in the beautiful, nearby unspoilt bays, which have some of the nicest palm-fringed beaches in the tropical north.

Just offshore at Horseshoe Bay, Grays Bay, Murray Bay and Rose Bay are fringing reefs making these places ideal locations for snorkellers and divers keen to explore the coral gardens and the large variety of tropical fish that inhabit this part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Bowen is also surrounded by large fruit and vegetable growing areas, which provide backpackers with casual, seasonal farm work.

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Bowen Visitor Information Centre

Bruce Highway
Bowen, Queensland
Phone (07) 4786 4222
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