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Bowen is a town on the coast in Queensland, Australia. Situated right on the Great Barrier Reef, and surrouded by some of the best beaches in Queensland, Bowen is widely regarded as one of the best kept secrets of the region.

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Bowen is about 2 hours drive from both Mackay and Townsville along the Bruce Highway.

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Because Bowen is situated on a peninsula, most of its tourism comes from the 8 beaches situated on its three sides of ocean. Horseshoe Bay and Queens Beach are among the best. Nearby within walking distance of Horseshoe Bay, there is a clothes optional beach. For history buffs, the town also offers the Bowen Historical Society's museum showcasing the town's legacy as one of the oldest towns in Queensland.

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Bowen is famous for both its roma tomatoes and mangoes. Jochheim’s Bakery, graced by film greats such as Hugh Jackman during production of the 2008 Australia film, boasts incredible pies (including some named for the aforementioned actors).

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  • Accommodation in Bowen at the Queens Beach Tourist Park, +61 07 4785 1313, [1]. 160 Mt Nutt Road, Bowen QLD 4805.  edit

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Routes through Bowen
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