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Chasing the lazy Sunday vibe? Here’s 5 laid back things to do on the Whitsundays mainland

Let me paint you a picture. You’ve had some amazing jam packed days out on the water exploring the Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef, falling into bed exhausted and elated each night. But it’s catching up to you. The rental car hasn’t been touched in a week. You’re looking for a slower paced day on land. Don’t worry, I have got you covered! Here are 5 local tips on how to chase that lazy Sunday vibe, while still getting to see more of the beautiful Whitsundays (and it doesn’t even have to be Sunday!). Choose just one or combine a few if the Whitsundays adventure bug has bitten you good.

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Why Bowen needs to be on your Whitsundays wish-list

Why Bowen needs to be on your Whitsundays wish-list

When it comes to visiting the world-famous Whitsundays, the charming town of Bowen is a must-do. The picturesque seaside town, also known at the 'Top of the Whitsundays', brims with understated charm. From award winning palm fringed beaches to beautiful bays and the most delicious seafood you've ever tasted, Bowen has something for everything.

Here are some suggestions for what you can see and do in beautiful Bowen.

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A Walk to Bowen's Lighthouse

A Walk to Bowen's Lighthouse

A Walk to Bowen's Lighthouse

A few times a year, during the winter months, Bowen’s daytime tides are low enough for visitors to walk to North Head Island and Queensland’s third oldest lighthouse. This unique experience takes walkers on a beautiful journey that not only celebrates the history of Bowen, but also the wonderful array of sea life that inhabits the shores of the bay. We asked one of our visitors to describe their first Walk to the Lighthouse.

The day of the Walk to the Lighthouse dawns bright, balmy and shimmering blue as only the waters in the Whitsundays can. We are excited for this afternoon, but make the most of our short stay in Bowen to explore the beautiful beaches and enjoy lunch at the spectacular Grand View Hotel. The balmy winter weather is perfect for enjoying the outdoor dining area and gazing into the bay. The wind has dropped completely by lunchtime and the glassy water reflects the islands dotted across the water.

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A Food Junkie's 'MKR" tour of Airlie Beach

A Food Junkie's 'MKR" tour of Airlie Beach

What do you do when you have former contestants from Channel 7’s MKR in town?

If you’re the Food Junkie you take them on a tour of the Whitsundays food scene of course!

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A Staycation in the Whitsundays

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The good old staycation… a vacation where you stay at home (or only drive a few hours). The best thing about a staycation is it makes you look at your local area from the perspective of a traveller. While it might not be as appealing as travelling overseas, the staycation is one of the best and easiest ways to book in some adventure (or R&R) and capitalize on those holidays feels.

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