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Driftwood Tours: Bowen Beaches

FROM: $150
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Departure Times

Departs: 9:00 am - Daily
Returns: 5:00 pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$130 AUD / Person - Child (Between: 15 Feb 2023 and 31 Jan 2025)
$150 AUD / Person - Adult 16+ (Between: 15 Feb 2023 and 31 Jan 2025)

See the highlights of the beautiful coastal town of Bowen on this day trip from Airlie Beach!

  • Full day tour from Airlie Beach with a local guide
  • Explore Bowen in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus
  • Visit the best beaches, lookouts, and landmarks in the area
  • Enjoy classic fish and chips for lunch, as well as morning and afternoon tea
  • See the iconic Big Mango in Bowen

Looking to explore more of the Whitsundays Region mainland? Then consider the Bowen Beaches day trip from Airlie Beach with Driftwood Tours! With an experienced local guide, you'll get to explore the natural beauty and charming local culture of Bowen. This beautiful, relaxed coastal town is just one hour north of Airlie Beach. 

During your day tour, you can see more of the Whitsundays area outside the tourist hotspots. Your local guide will show you all the most stunning locations away from the Airlie Beach crowds! Swim in crystal clear waters at secluded beaches, admire massive fig trees, and visit scenic lookouts. Enjoy morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea included as well!

Bowen Beaches

Features

  • Full day tour to Bowen from Airlie Beach
  • Small group tour with 10 guest maximum
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • Enjoy sightseeing in the beautiful coastal town of Bowen
  • Swim in the picturesque Horseshoe Bay
  • Fish and chip lunch included at a local restaurant
  • Visit sites such as Queens Beach, Greys Beach, Murray Bay, and Rose Bay
  • Soak in the sights from Flagstaff Hill
  • Morning tea and afternoon tea included
  • See the Big Mango, a classic local landmark
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Fun, experienced, and passionate local guide

For a unique day spent exploring the local area outside Airlie Beach, this is the perfect tour. Experience the local Aussie culture and landscape, capture some incredible photos, and enjoy a refreshing swim at one of Queensland's most beautiful beaches. This is a great change of pace from the usual Whitsunday tours!

Big Mango

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Pick Up At 9:00 AM

At approximately 9:00 am, you'll be picked up from your accommodation in Airlie Beach. Jump into the 11-seat, air-conditioned van and settle in! It's a one hour drive north of Airlie Beach to Bowen, a laid-back coastal town that rarely sees many tourists. Your tour guide will enlighten you about the history, culture, landscape, wildlife, and more. You'll get the insider knowl...

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Pick Up At 9:00 AM

At approximately 9:00 am, you'll be picked up from your accommodation in Airlie Beach. Jump into the 11-seat, air-conditioned van and settle in! It's a one hour drive north of Airlie Beach to Bowen, a laid-back coastal town that rarely sees many tourists. Your tour guide will enlighten you about the history, culture, landscape, wildlife, and more. You'll get the insider knowledge about this special corner of Australia and gain a new appreciation for the Tropical North!

Morning Tea and Beaches

Once you arrive in Bowen, your guide will lead you to the best spots in the area. Snap some photos from scenic lookouts, gaze up at towering fig trees, and feel the soft sand beneath your feet at secluded and stunning local beaches. Morning tea is included, which you can enjoy at Horseshoe Bay. This majestic, curved beach is surrounded by granite boulders and lush tropical scenery. Go for a dip in the turquoise waters, and remember a stinger suit during the months of November to May! You can rent a stinger suit in town from Aqua Dive at the Coral Sea Marina. 

Horseshoe Bay

Lunch

Enjoy a hearty lunch at midday to refuel for more exploring! You'll settle in at Bird's Fish n Chips, a classic local eatery. Indulge in some fresh fish and chips and watch the nearby fishing trawlers work out in the sunshine. 

Afternoon Tea and The Big Mango

After lunch, continue exploring the notable lookouts and locations around Bowen. Absorb all your guide's expertise and enjoy roaming around this non-touristy part of Queensland. Sights you may see during the day include Queens Beach, Greys Beach, Murray Bay, Rose Bay, Flagstaff Hill, Foreshores, and more. For afternoon tea, you'll stop at the Big Mango! Australia is known for its giant fruit states scattered around the country, and the Big Mango in Bowen is one of them! Take a photo with this iconic landmark before heading back to Airlie Beach. The tour is around 8 hours in total. 

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What To Bring

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Fully charged camera 
  • Comfy walking shoes
  • Swimmers and towel
  • Any beverages you'd like for the day
  • Stinger suit (highly recommended during stinger season - Nov to April) - Hire available from Aqua Dive, Coral Sea Marina

What's Included

  • Full day tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour duration is roughly 8 hours
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • Morning ...

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What To Bring

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Fully charged camera 
  • Comfy walking shoes
  • Swimmers and towel
  • Any beverages you'd like for the day
  • Stinger suit (highly recommended during stinger season - Nov to April) - Hire available from Aqua Dive, Coral Sea Marina

What's Included

  • Full day tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour duration is roughly 8 hours
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • Morning tea and afternoon tea
  • Lunch 
  • Knowledgeable local tour guide

Note: This tour requires a minimum of 24 hours notice. 

What's Extra

  • Any additional beverages or purchases you want to buy from local vendors in Bowen

Terms and Conditions

Please reconfirm your booking directly with Driftwood Tours:

  • Phone: 0413 234 524
  • Email: cherene@driftwoodtours.com.au

Your Responsibilities

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Merchant Fees

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 21 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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