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By Car

The Bruce Highway meets the Coral Sea at the township of Bowen.

The town is approximately 2 hours south of Townsville and 2 hours north of Mackay.

To our motel follow the signs to Bowens Town Center / CBD.

Turn left onto Powell Street from Herbert Street when you see our Illuminated directional sign on the corner opposite the Post Office.

We are only 500 meters to Front Beach and 300 meters from the CBD and the Whitsunday Regional Council offices.

By Air

Three airports are within the service area for Bowen.

Whitsunday Regional Airport.

Located at Proserpine 76 klms south of Bowen.

This airport is serviced daily by Virgin Blue and Jetstar.

Daily flights to Brisbane and regular flights to Sydney and Melbourne.

Please check airlines schedule.

Townsville International Airport.

Flights to Townsville: Townsville Airport offers prodominantly domestic flights but some international flights do fly from here. The airport is serviced by Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin Blue and a few small local airlines.

Cnr Halifax St & Stinson Ave,
Garbutt, QLD, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4727 3211
Fax: +61 7 4779 1843
Email: info@tsvairport.com.au
Airport Code: TSV
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10

Mackay Airport

There are many airlines that provide transportation to the Mackay Airport. Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Qantas, and Tiger Airways are all among the airlines that go to and from the Mackay Airport.

Boundary Road, Mackay,
Queensland 4740, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4955 8155
Alt Telephone: +61 7 4957 0201
Airport Code: MKY
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10

Airport Transfer From Proserpine

This service operated by Bowen Travel services all flights to/from Proserpine Whitsunday Regional Airport.

Bowen travel is available on 07.47861611   A.H. 0418.777056.  lesley@boweninternet.com.au

40 Williams St Bowen Fax 0747862491.

By Boat As you can guess by our name, Bowen has one of the best blue water harbours in Australia. Drop your anchor in our marina and stay in comfort at our motel.

The Properties shown below are managed by Abbot Point Accommodation and Bluewater Harbour Motel Bowen.

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Grandview Hotel

Horseshoe Bay

Mullers Lagoon


Things to do and see in Bowen
  • Beach walking.
  • Miles of unspoiled beaches and parkland walking tracks adjacent to the Coral Sea shoreline.
  • Swimming and snorkeling from the superb shoreline of Horseshoe Bay where you might explore our fringing reef with its many types of Tropical Fish.
  • Golf at the Bowen Golf Club. Call Carl on 0747851206. Rodgers famous roast carvery and seafood at the Golf Club Friday nights at 7.00pm [in season].
  • See the site of the making of the film Australia staring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.
  • Stroll around the wall Murals that adorn our historic town and explore the rich history of Bowen and Bowen’s dramatic connection to WW2.
  • Bowen has the choice of two licensed bowling clubs, both of which have covered greens.Eateries like Tropical Pizza, the Central Hotel and the Memorial Club are all only short strolls from the motel.
  • The 360-Degree Restaurant on Flagstaff Hill combines great dining with spectacular views over the harbour and out to the Whitsunday Islands.
  • A breakfast or lunch at Moody Blues Café is always a treat.
  • Catch a show at Bowens historic Summergarden Theatre.
  • Get up early and you might see Kangaroos and Wallabies grazing in the parkland opposite the motel.
  • Bring your boat. Boat parking is available within the motel.

For more information on visiting Bowen, visit the Tourism Bowen website.





  Bluewater Harbour Motel
1 Powell Street
Bowen QLD 4805
Phone: +61 (07) 4786 6289
Free Call: 1800 188 601


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