As part of my stay in Bowen, visiting the BIG MANGO was a must. The structure depicts a 10-meter high Kensington Pride Mango, also known as the "Bowen Mango". The first Mangos came from trading ships from India in the second half of the 19th Century. A more in-depth history can be read on the plaque on the Big Mango itself.
Right next to the Mango, is the Bowen Visitor Information Centre. There you can get any information on anything that is going on and around Bowen, Proserpine and Airlie Beach. The "must have" guide would be the "Bowen and Collinsville Guide and Holiday Planner". It's a life safer when you don't know the area. It features a very good map on the back page and list's all possible info one may need to know - from accommodation, rental car places, eat out, shopping or having a massage or your hair cut - all info is listed in this comprehensive guide. Just ask the very friendly and helpful people at the centre - they will give you quality information on anything. While there, you can shop for souveniers, book a day trip or have some delicious Mango Sorbet. 10 out of 10 for friendly helpfulness.
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