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Places in The Whitsundays
Hamilton can come as a shock for the first-time visitor, with swarms of people and heavy development making it more like a busy town rather than a castaway island. Though not everyone’s idea of a perfect getaway, it’s hard not to be impressed by the sheer range of accommodation options, restaurants, bars and activities – there’s something for everyone.
There’s no real reason to linger in this industrial sugar-mill town, which is the turn-off point for Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. However, it’s worth stopping at the helpful Whitsundays Region Information Centre just south of town for information about the Whitsundays and surrounding region.
Bowen is a classic reminder of the typical small Queensland coastal towns of the 1970s: wide streets, low-rise buildings, wooden Queenslander houses and laid-back, friendly locals. What makes Bowen stand out from other similar northern towns is its 24 colourful murals, all depicting various events and facets of the region's history.
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