Autumn and the Easter Holidays line up so perfectly that the weather makes it a perfect time to go camping in Bowen.
Take advantage of the Easter Holidays with the kids and go on a family adventure together while setting up shop in one of these top 5 camping spots in Bowen.
1. NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park
The most popularly rated camping spot in Bowen, the NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park offers the best spot to explore the Whitsunday Coast while soaking up the tropical sun.
Nestled by the beach, overlooking the spectacular Whitsunday islands, the NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park is perfect for families with kids of all ages. The customer service here is friendly, and the camping grounds offer a wide range of accommodation ranging from outdoor campsites and caravan sites to powered cabins and villas.
Facilities are great, with an amazing tropical pool that will keep the kids busy, among the spacious camping grounds for kids to wander about, as well as the air conditioned play room for when the day gets too hot.
The camping site area is wonderful, with many opportunities to fish on the beachfront of Queens Bay, along with easy access to the other beaches around Bowen. Amenities are impeccably clean, with the camp kitchen having everything you’d need to cook up a decent meal for the family.
Additional facilities include barbecue pits, laundry sites, go karts, and more.
Only 40 minutes from Airlie Beach and a 2 hour drive from Townsville, the NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park is a great choice for those looking to camp in Bowen over the Easter holidays.
2. Bowen Holiday Park
If you’re looking for the scenic view of palm trees and tropical gardens, Bowen Holiday Park is where you’ll want to be with your kids this Easter holiday.
Accommodation ranges from camping, caravanning as well as self-contained cabins. The camping site is set on 20 acres of spacious, grassy grounds, meaning plenty of space for the kids to run around, while giving you the room you need to unwind, relax, and have the perfect tropical getaway. There’s also a great pool for the kids to enjoy.
When it comes to location, the Bowen Holiday Park is a quick 5 minute drive to the heart of Bowen, making it a great place to set up camp when exploring the town.
3. Horseshoe Bay Resort and Caravan Park
Situated at the very tip of Cape Edgecumbe in Bowen, this campsite location is magical with a beautiful view of both sunrise and sunset over the ocean waters, without ever having a dry bay at sight.
Surrounded by four white sandy beaches for your little ones to play in, the reef nestled just off the shore, making it an amazing opportunity to discover the Great Barrier Reef without going too far out of your way. Snorkel or dive, but be sure to take precautions as underwater corals have a bad reputation for causing swimming injuries.
Come during Easter holidays and rest easy knowing that your little ones are being watched by the Queensland Surf Life Savers who patrol Horseshoe Bay Beach during school holidays. If you’re looking to go on a family adventure by boat, the nearby boat ramp will come in handy.
A definite plus for location and experience, especially when travelling with the kids.
4. Tropical Beach Waterfront Caravan Park
Panoramic views of the ocean with waterfront camping and caravan sites, take advantage of this spectacular location that gives you a slice of paradise by the Great Barrier Reef.
The Tropical Beach Waterfront Caravan is nestled on Queens Beach looking out onto Coral Sea. Here, you will be surrounded by shady, tall palm trees and tropical gardens as you are fanned by sea breezes in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere with plenty of space for the kids to burn their energy.
The location is fantastic, being close to shopping centres, restaurants, medical centres, the golf course, and much more. Queens Beach stretches for 5 kilometres, making it an absolute delight to walk up and down, especially with the kids.
5. Harbour Lights Caravan Park
Situated opposite the Front Beach parklands and the harbour, the Harbour Lights Caravan Park is an excellent place for kids to make the most of the water park in the parklands. There’s also a skate park, playground and plenty of free barbecue pits and picnic areas in the parklands as well.
Cafes, clubs, restaurants, pubs and shopping are all a stone throw’s away, while the boat ramp makes it a great way to get out onto sea to explore the Whitsundays by boat. The harbour is also a great fishing spot for keen anglers looking to impress the little ones.
When it comes to the campsite itself, the Harbour Lights Caravan Park offers a wide range of accommodation, including tents, camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes to powered sites such as cabins and deluxe harbour view villas.
Where to eat in Bowen
Make your stay that much more magical by visiting a piece of Bowen history. The Grand View Hotel offers a true Bowen experience, with an iconic design influence alongside its infamous history of hosting parts of the movie “Australia” starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
Wow the kids with a little bit of Australian classic film history and give them the bragging rights when they go back to school after the Easter Holidays.
Oh, and the food here is exceptional alongside amazing value, excellent customer service, and an impeccable range of culinary delights.
Don’t miss out on the Bowen Grand View Hotel experience when camping this Easter holiday.