The Horseshoe Bay Resort is the perfect place to base yourself in Bowen. It provides easy access to all the activities and easy lifestyle that Bowen offers. There are numerous walks, scenic lookouts, great fishing, diving, snorkeling, beaches, coves, boating and everything else you could imagine.

Fishing and Boating

Bowen has some of the best fishing and boating in the North Queensland and has long attracted those keen to catch a feed. There is a range of fishing opportunites available even if you don't have a boat. There are beaches, creeks, rivers, sandflats, reefs and deep water. At the right time of year you can catch barramundi, grey, spotted and the large spanish mackerel, coral trout, red emperor, whiting, flathead, bream and so many more.

There are public boat ramps available :

  • Bowen Boat Harbour

  • Grays Bay

  • Mouth of the Don River, Queens Beach

  • Front Beach


There are numerous beaches and secluded bays for people to enjoy and explore.

  • Horseshoe Bay

  • Grays Bay

  • Coral Bay

  • Murray Bay

  • Rose Bay

  • Kings Beach

  • Queens Beach

  • Front Beach

Scenic Lookouts

If you are looking for a great view to enjoy and photograph, Bowen has some fantastic lookouts.

  • Flagstaff Hill

  • Mt Nutt Lookout

  • Horseshoe Bay Lookout

  • Grays Bay Lookout

  • Reservoir Hill

Diving and Snorkeling

The coastline around Bowen offers incredible opportunities for divers and snorkelers. There are reefs, islands, rocky coastlines, bays and beaches to explore. You can experience the diverse sea life around Bowen at first hand. There is something for everyone here.


If you want to explore Bowen at your own pace, one of the best ways is to take advantage of one of the many easy walking tracks. These walking tracks take you through some of the best scenery around.

  • Horseshoe Bay to Hansen Park Walk(2.6km)

  • Kings Beach Walk (1.8km)

  • Queens Beach Walk (1.6km)

  • Muller's Lagoon to Queens Beach (3.8km)

  • Front Beach and Jetty (<1km)

  • Cape Edgecumbe Walk (2.5km - more challenging)

Other Things To Do

There are many other things to do in Bowen to keep you as busy as you want to be.

  • Golf

  • Bowls

  • Cinema

  • Historical Museum

  • Catalina Display

  • Murals

  • Parks

  • Skate Park

  • Water Park

  • Skating Rink

  • Swimming Pool

  • Sailing and Yachting