HWB also Caters to Residents of AYR
Bowen is the top of the Whitsundays, a jewel in the Whitsunday crown with untouched beaches, beautiful bays and a perfect tropical climate. Bowen is one of the undiscovered treats of Queensland and an ideal destination for those seeking a laidback beach holiday. Bowen is situated in the northern region of the Whitsundays on the shores of Edgecombe Bay, just 40 minutes’ drive north from Airlie Beach. It’s a picturesque seaside town that offers a beachcomber’s paradise with eight award-winning, palm-fringed beaches to explore. With a daily average of eight hours of sunshine all through the year, it can also lay claim to having Australia’s best climate.
The most popular beaches are Horseshoe Bay and Queens Beach. Visitors are well provided for at most beaches in the Bowen area, with facilities including barbecues, picnic tables, children’s playgrounds and neatly maintained parkland areas. With some of the best fringing reefs of the Queensland coast lying just a few metres offshore, the area attracts snorkelers and divers keen to explore the coral gardens. With a population of 10,000 people, Bowen is 207 kilometres from Townsville, but it still relies on Townsville for services that are not available locally. Health & Wellbeing North Ward offers multidisciplinary medical and health care that spans from GPs to Allied Health and Specialist care.
Many families from Bowen use our services regularly and find it convenient to drive from Bowen and park in our spacious parking at 34 Gregory Street. We also offer specialist referrals and always make an effort to obtain early appointments for people that come from out of town. Health & Wellbeing North Ward is aware and sensitive to rural and regional conditions in the vast state of Queensland and assists as much as it can. Many Aboriginal and Torres Straight clients find it convenient and welcoming to come to this practice as we are one of the very few practices in town that employs a full-time Indigenous Health Worker. All Indigenous patients are warmly invited to Health & Wellbeing North Ward from wherever they reside.