Discover a selection of 23 holiday home rentals in Bowen that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Stayz holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and air conditioning. Prices start at AU$ 131 per night, and holiday houses and resorts are popular options for a stay in Bowen. Either way, you'll find holiday accommodation for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Bowen in holiday homes to rent

The coastal town of Bowen is rapidly becoming one of the most iconic holiday destinations in Queensland. It’s a square peninsula surrounded by the Coral Sea, and there are several beaches for travellers to enjoy. Some are suitable for surfing, while others are calmer and better for swimming. When you book one of the local holiday homes to rent, you’ll have convenient access to these beaches along with everything else Bowen has to offer. From historical sites to aquatic adventures, the fun never ends in Bowen, so don’t hesitate to find local accommodation and enjoy it all for yourself.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure by your Bowen holiday accommodation

No matter where you book your holiday accommodation in Bowen, you’ll be close to plenty of outdoor adventure. One of the most popular outdoor activities is twilight sailing. You can book passage on a yacht or boat on Edgecumbe Bay that will take you into the western waters where the deep purples and oranges of twilight paint the waves and seemingly cool the air around you. Numerous well-kept walking paths can also be found around town, such as the path from Hanson Park to Horseshoe Bay, which is 2.6 kilometres in length. This path is wide and paved, so it’s friendly for wheelchairs and prams. You may also want to visit Flagstaff Hill, a towering viewpoint that allows you to look out for panoramic views of the area. Just don’t forget your binoculars.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Bowen

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, December, February, January and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Bowen

Nature lovers will enjoy Bowen for its pristine beaches, beautiful gardens and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bowen is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mullers Lagoon Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Kings Beach (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Dingo Beach (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Mount Mackenzie (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Mount Aberdeen National Park (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
Beaches

Beaches near Bowen holiday rentals

Since it’s located on a peninsula, Bowen has a wide selection of beaches to choose from near holiday rentals. The most iconic beach is Horseshoe Bay. While the golden sands and nearby cafes and bars can offer a nice beachside experience, the real action here is under the water. A diverse collection of fish and coral lie beneath the water, so it’s a popular area for divers and snorkellers. If you love the beach’s aesthetic, there’s no better option than Grays Bay. Its white sand is set next to clear blue water, making it a great place for a swim or a picnic. A boat ramp is available, so you can take a small watercraft out into the waves. Head to the Foreshore, and you’ll find a water park and playground that make it a premier location for travellers with children.

How to get there

Transport to and around Bowen

The nearest airport is in Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast), located 39.4 mi (63.4 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Bowen Station or Euri Station and explore the city from there.

How to get around

Transport to Bowen holiday homes

Getting to local holiday homes in Bowen is simple no matter where you’re coming from. Those further from the Queensland area may want to fly into Whitsunday Coast Airport, the closest airport to Bowen, which is 80 kilometres away. From there, you can take the bus service or hire a car to reach Bowen. You can also travel by rail, especially if you’re coming from the Cairns or Brisbane areas, as there is a direct line from both of those cities to Bowen. Once you make it to Bowen, getting around is mostly a matter of walking. Everything is so close together that a stroll is generally enough to reach the top attractions, but you can also cycle or use a car hire.

Events

Events near Bowen holiday homes

It’s essential that you consider when you want to travel to one of the Bowen holiday homes, as there are several festivals and events that occur throughout the year. If you want to get to know the community, you can participate in the Bowen Parkrun one Saturday morning. This run will take you through many iconic areas around town, and children and dogs are welcome as well. For an even more exciting experience, you may want to travel in July to see the Bowen Offshore Superboats event. It’s free to attend, and you can see speedboats reach speeds over 200 kilometres per hour. Seeing those incredible speeds in person is an experience you’ll be hard-pressed to forget.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Bowen?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 23 holiday rentals around Bowen. From 20 holiday houses to 2 resorts, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Bowen is on Stayz.