After leaving the Atherton Tablelands, we headed south east, taking a few days to reach Bowen.
First stop was Lucinda, just east of Ingham. This town is tiny, real tiny. There’s a vibey hotel, a caravan park with fabulous rain showers, a smattering of houses, a sugar loading jetty which is a whopping 6kms long and a zillion boats. Lucinda is the gateway to Hinchinbrook Channel which teems with rich schools of barramundi, coral trout and blue fin tuna. We had a relaxing couple of days here before driving to Bowen.
Home to the Big Mango and a roaring mango trade as well as tomatoes, Bowen with a population of 10,000, was well worth parking the camper trailer for a few days.
Bowen is attractive and spacious with its harbour, heritage listed buildings and wide streets.
Bowen’s beaches are stunning and the council has wisely invested in building some good walking paths. The Circuit begins and ends at Horseshoe Bay, is 4.5kms and winds its way to the beaches in the photos below.