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Queensland Explore Centre - Bowen

Bowen Visitor Information Centre

The staff and visitors of the Big Mango Visitor Information Centre are very knowledgeable about the local area including all you need to know about our beautiful beaches and fringing reefs.
We are a booking agency for accommodation and tours in Bowen and the greater Whitsunday region. We have an extensive range of local merchandise and goodies including the delicious mango sorbet – pure frozen mango made right here in Bowen. Out the front of the centre is the famous Big Mango – a perfect backdrop for your holiday snaps. A trip to Bowen is not complete without checking out all that the Big Mango has to offer.


Opening Hours:

Mon- Fri: 9.00am - 5:00pm | Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm | PH: 10:30am - 3:00pm


Emerald Explore Centre, Photo credit Jesse Lindeman 

What We Offer:

  • Booking agency
  • Brochures and maps for Bowen, the greater Whitsunday region and beyond.
  • Delicious natural mango sorbet
  • Local merchandise
  • Ice-cream, soft drinks and chocolates
  • Free coffee
  • Extensive range of souvenirs
  • Clean toilets.


Top 10 things to do around the region:

1. Visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet* Visit one or all of our eight beautiful secluded beaches
2. Snorkel straight off the beach at Horseshoe Bay
3. Watch the sunset at Gray’s Bay
4. Check out the awesome 360 degree view at Flagstaff Hill
5. Enjoy our tasty local seafood
6. Walk to the Rotary lookout from Horseshoe Bay
7. Have a picnic in Davidson Park at Mullers Lagoon, home to 176 species of birds.
8. Have a look at our 28 murals on walls and water tanks, depicting our history and culture.
9. Get a photo of you and your family and friends with the Big Mango.
10. Walk to the North Head Lighthouse if the tide is less than 0.2m – it is connected to the mainland by a sandbar.

Contact us:

Phone: 07 4786 4222
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Website: www.tourismbowen.com.au