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Harbour Lights Tourist Park
3.5 out of 5
40 Santa Barbara Parade, Bowen, QLD
The price is AU$85 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.
20.02 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (80 reviews)

"We stay every year for the annual Bowen 10’s carnival. Always good service and very clean."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Harbour Lights Tourist Park
Whitsunday Sands Resort
4 out of 5
2A Horseshoe Bay Road, Bowen, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$178 per night from 6 Oct. to 7 Oct.
23.48 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (337 reviews)

"Awesome views. Clean. Peaceful. Beautiful ocean breeze"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2020

Whitsunday Sands Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort
4 out of 5
1 Horseshoe Bay Road, Bowen, QLD
The price is AU$95 per night from 6 Oct. to 7 Oct.
23.53 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (58 reviews)

"The location was excellent, the rooms were clean and had everything you need in them."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020

Horseshoe Bay Resort

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Bluewater Harbour Motel
3 out of 5
1 Powell Street, Bowen, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$135 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.
20.23 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (238 reviews)

"Lovely Motel which is modern and really enjoyed the coffee machine. The room was spacious and had a nice new flat screen TV. Would stay again and enjoyed Bowen which is a nice quiet town."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2020

Bluewater Harbour Motel
Queens Beach Motor Hotel
3 out of 5
101 Golf Links Road, Bowen, QLD
The price is AU$99 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
21.61 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (47 reviews)

"Clean and tidy froendly staff good place central for area"…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2020

Queens Beach Motor Hotel
Bowen Arrow Motel
2.5 out of 5
18512 Bruce Highway, Bowen, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$110 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.
16.07 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)

"I don't usually leave much feedback when we travel, but this stay was excellent. Very large and clean rooms, hot water, location was perfect. We travel a lot, and wish more stays were this awesome. Thank you so much. We will be back for sure."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2020

Bowen Arrow Motel
 NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Cnr Horseshoe and The Soldiers, Bowen, QLD
The price is AU$170 per night from 5 Oct. to 6 Oct.
21.94 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)

"Very convenient and staff are really friendly. Also reasonably priced. However I'd recommend booking direct with them and not through a third party, as they are way more flexible than the booking systems. Downsides are the pool, which has no deep end and gets quite warm in summer, and the spa baths ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park
Port Denison Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
11 Dalrymple Street, Bowen, QLD
The price is AU$130 per night from 30 Sep. to 1 Oct.
19.42 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)

"Great room, good location right on beach front, very quiet"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2020

Port Denison Motor Inn
Queens Beach Tourist Village
4 out of 5
160 Mt Nutt Road, Bowen, QLD
The price is AU$99 per night from 23 Oct. to 24 Oct.
21.51 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (146 reviews)

"Very clean. Kitchen well stocked. Lounge to uncomfortable to sit on. Shower could do with a refurbish"…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep. 2020

Queens Beach Tourist Village
Coral Cove Apartments
4.5 out of 5
2-B Horseshoe Bay Road, Bowen, QLD
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23.43 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)

"Fantastic room with spectacular views. Location was great and was very happy with the service"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2019

Coral Cove Apartments
Ocean View Motel Bowen
3.5 out of 5
18317 Bruce Highway, Bowen, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$121 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.
15.94 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (56 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly and helpful with anything needed. Beds were very comfortable and the rooms had everything for a comfortable stay. Plus the views were great and information booth next door at the big mango. Will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Ocean View Motel Bowen
Beachside Holiday Units
3.5 out of 5
38 Horseshoe Bay Road, Bowen, QLD
The price is AU$120 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.
22.39 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (142 reviews)
Great stay

"Right on the water front. Great for the kids"…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr. 2020

Beachside Holiday Units
Rose Bay Resort
4.5 out of 5
2 Pandanus Street, Bowen, QLD
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22.98 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)

"Rose Bay Resort is absolute beachside and perfect for a quiet couple’s break. Our stylish well appointed suite had a lovely view of Rose Bay’s granite boulders and swaying palms which seemed like our own private little idyllic tropical cove. You simply step out of your lounge, onto your private terrace, ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Rose Bay Resort
Palm View Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
Corner Horseshoe Bay Rd & Soldiers Rd, Bowen, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$125 per night from 5 Oct. to 6 Oct.
21.93 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"Friendly, helpful staff. Easy check in and check out. Clean, well stocked self contained unit."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2020

Palm View Holiday Apartments
Castle Motor Lodge
3 out of 5
6 Don Street, Bowen, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$135 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.
19.33 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (69 reviews)

"Wonderful place to stay, staff were exceptional, and the meal in the restaurant was marvelous. Had a nice relax by the pool, I felt very safe there, lovely room."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020

Castle Motor Lodge
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Visiting Bowen

Visitors can enjoy all that Bowen has to offer including the waterfront, water parks, and coffeehouses. The tucked away and quaint setting also entices those visiting the city.

  • There are 22 hotels and other accommodations in Bowen
  • The closest major airport is in Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast) 63.4 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Bowen

The city's natural beauty is on display at Mullers Lagoon Park, Kings Beach, and Horseshoe Bay Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Bowen Jetty and Bowen Harbour.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 22 hotels and other lodging options to select from in Bowen. Below are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Coral Cove Apartments - With a stay at this 4.5-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and beach locale.
  • Rose Bay Resort - Our customers like the beach locale and helpful staff at this apartment. With a stay at this 4.5-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Bluewater Harbour Motel - With a stay at this 3-star motel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.

Getting Around Bowen

To explore the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Bowen Station or Euri Station. Bowen may not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Bowen

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 88°F and the nighttime average to be 71°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 85°F during the day and 58°F at night
  • July through September averages 82°F during the day and 57°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 88°F during the day and 66°F at night
  • Bowen gets about 37.28 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually December and February with an average temperature of 88°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 59°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Bowen?
Bowen Arrow Motel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This property offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include Whitsunday Sands Resort and Bluewater Harbour Motel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Bowen, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best options available in Bowen.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Bowen?
Based on reviews, Beachside Holiday Units is a popular 3.5-star apartment for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free parking and an outdoor pool.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Bowen?
Beachside Holiday Units is a top 3.5-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other options for your family trip include Ocean View Motel Bowen and Harbour Lights Tourist Park. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Bowen Water Park.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Bowen?
Ocean View Motel Bowen is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Merinda Village Hotel and Bowen Arrow Motel.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Bowen?
Beachside Holiday Units is a top 3.5-star beachfront apartment with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s located close to Horseshoe Bay Beach . Other good options for your beach trip include Whitsunday Sands Resort and Queens Beach Tourist Village.
What's the best luxury hotel in Bowen?
Rose Bay Resort is a 4.5-star aparthotel with an outdoor pool and private balconies, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Another upscale option for your holiday is Coral Cove Apartments.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Bowen?
Palm View Holiday Apartments is a 4-star apartment featuring an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Queens Beach Tourist Village and NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park. You can tee off at Bowen Golf Course during your trip.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Bowen?
Whitsunday Sands Resort is a popular 4-star property featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool and a restaurant. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Bluewater Harbour Motel and Queens Beach Tourist Village.

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