About Us

Absolute Beachfront . . . . Absolutely Stunning

Bowen is one of the Whitsunday Coast’s most charming towns, home to delightful palm-fringed beaches, secluded bays and amazing marine life. It’s one of the places that has something for everyone, whether you want to relax and do nothing or dive, snorkel, fish or paddleboard, we have it all for you here.

Boasting a tropical climate of sun-filled days, and easy access to the 74 magical Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Bowen is somewhere you’ll want to return to over and over again.

CORAL REEFS RIGHT ON THE DOORSTEP

It’s a must for snorkellers and divers, with some of the best fringing reefs in Queensland lying just a few metres offshore. The colourful coral gardens are right there on your doorstep!

Centrally located between Townsville and Mackay, Bowen was founded in 1861, making it northern Queensland’s oldest town. It was once considered for the state capital! Averaging about 8 hours of sunshine, it is no wonder that Bowen is called ‘the climate capital of Australia’.

Rose Bay Resort is located right on the pristine shores of award-winning Rose Bay and offers a picture-perfect Bowen holiday location just 5km from the town centre.

BEST WHITSUNDAY ACCOMMODATION – ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT

Rose Bay Resort has won several Tourism Awards and we receive wonderful reviews from the many happy guests who stay here.

We have a choice of clean and comfortable self-contained accommodation, including 2-bedroom Penthouses, 1 and 2-bedroom Apartments and 1-bedroom Studios. You’ll find both the resort and the accommodation very well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break.

Rose Bay Resort offers unsurpassed views over the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea to Middle and Gloucester Islands – it really doesn’t get any better than this. Relaxed, laidback and peaceful, sandals and thongs are the only footwear you’ll need when you stay with us!

Here’s what guests say about us:

"Great place 10/10"

Via TripAdvisor

5.0
2018-12-18T02:58:02+00:00

Via TripAdvisor

"Great place 10/10"
"Had a fantastic getaway with my fella. Ocean views, comfy bed, even the long term guests were lovely! Affordable accommodation, whilst a little away from shops, a taxi is quite affordable or a short drive. Some restaurants deliver as well. I always recommend Rose Bay Resort to people and hope to come back again next year!"

Via TripAdvisor

5.0
2018-12-18T02:52:34+00:00

Via TripAdvisor

"Had a fantastic getaway with my fella. Ocean views, comfy bed, even the long term guests were lovely! Affordable accommodation, whilst a little away from shops, a taxi is quite affordable or a short drive. Some restaurants deliver as well. I always recommend Rose Bay Resort to people and hope to come back again next year!"
"The Rose Bay Resort is one of north Queensland's tourist secrets. It fits neatly into a small bay just outside the township of Bowen, and every unit has perfect ocean views. Our reasonably-priced penthouse 2-bedroom unit was clean, fully-equipped, and spacious. The range of accommodation - studio, one-bedroom, and 2-bedroom - caters for a broad spectrum of guests, and a lift services the three floors. A Woolworths supermarket is 5 minutes away and the major town for take-off to the Whitsunday Islands 40 minutes.  Highly recommended."

Via TripAdvisor

5.0
2018-12-18T03:04:20+00:00

Via TripAdvisor

"The Rose Bay Resort is one of north Queensland's tourist secrets. It fits neatly into a small bay just outside the township of Bowen, and every unit has perfect ocean views. Our reasonably-priced penthouse 2-bedroom unit was clean, fully-equipped, and spacious. The range of accommodation - studio, one-bedroom, and 2-bedroom - caters for a broad spectrum of guests, and a lift services the three floors. A Woolworths supermarket is 5 minutes away and the major town for take-off to the Whitsunday Islands 40 minutes.  Highly recommended."
"Stunning views, beautiful and clean, helpful and love the friendly welcome especially love the resident dog Mac.  You can see sunrise from your room and there’s a lovely swing set that you can sit on to watch the sun rise and heaps of rocks to climb and look for creatures in the pools we will definitely be back!"

Via TripAdvisor

5.0
2018-12-18T02:45:00+00:00

Via TripAdvisor

"Stunning views, beautiful and clean, helpful and love the friendly welcome especially love the resident dog Mac.  You can see sunrise from your room and there’s a lovely swing set that you can sit on to watch the sun rise and heaps of rocks to climb and look for creatures in the pools we will definitely be back!"

“This bay and views are idyllic, and you could be anywhere in the world with views like that”

2018-10-24T12:46:45+00:00
“This bay and views are idyllic, and you could be anywhere in the world with views like that”

“It is in a stunning place and managers are exceptional”

2018-10-24T12:47:45+00:00
“It is in a stunning place and managers are exceptional”

“The beach is at your doorstep! Top spot, and very clean”

2018-10-24T12:48:27+00:00
“The beach is at your doorstep! Top spot, and very clean”

“We had the beach to ourselves most of the time; I would definitely come here again”

2018-10-24T12:49:19+00:00
“We had the beach to ourselves most of the time; I would definitely come here again”
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