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Road trip stop

Has toilets, food, helpful advice and on the highway. A good spot to stop, get a photo of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brett S
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Friendly Staff

Dropped in for a local map. Lovely friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. We tried the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Chris C
Sydney Australia
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“mango sorbet”(38 reviews)
“ice cream”(14 reviews)
Bruce Highway, Bowen, Queensland, Australia
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All reviews mango sorbet information centre ice cream bruce highway friendly staff rest stop green ant right next door great photo opportunity across the road information desk going south great stop gold coin donation local knowledge comprehensive guide well worth the stop
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has toilets, food, helpful advice and on the highway. A good spot to stop, get a photo of the mango and try some nice smoothies.

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is ideally an information stop. The staff were only too happy to help, guide or book anything you need and the mango sorbet is delicious!!

Thank sharonhurrell
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Definitely worth a stop if you're unfamiliar with Bowen and want to get the lay of the land. The woman at the front desk was very knowledgeable and gave us a great overview of Bowen and helped direct us to a few key sights. It's...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a local map. Lovely friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. We tried the specialty of the house KP Mango frozen sorbet which was nice. Clean bathrooms and a shsdy spot to sit and plan before taking off again.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

You can’t just past the giant Mango! A must stop for a few pics. We QLanders pride ourselves on delicious mangos. We had to share with our Canadian friends. I think it’s a must when anything is giant.

Reviewed 25 July 2018

Its more an Info centre... Staff is very friendly and helpful... For a Gold Coin donation you can get a Coffee or a Tea.... They also sell now ice cream but our favourite is still the Frozen Mangos. Yummy and healthy Nice seats outside to...More

Thank hhx2_12
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Its a huge, fibre-glass mango. I think its upside down. You can't help but have your picture taken next to it even if it is rather cheesy. The information Centre it's next to though is fantastic; we got a lot of very helpful tips from...More

Thank Oskar_Baxter
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Even if not a fan of Mango's (which I am not), you can not fail to be impressed by "the Big Mango". A great photo opportunity while also seeking information about the sights of Bowen from very helpful staff in the Visitors Centre next door.

Thank FyingKiwi
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I guess that having 'big' replicas is a bit of an Aussie thing, but this mango doesn't have as much to offer as places like the Big Banana or the Big Ram. Nonetheless, we took a photo😉

Thank karen m
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Yes it has a big Mango. Rest area was very nice. We stopped in our campervan for lunch. What is worth reviewing is the help we got from Barbara in the info section. We explained how much time we had in the Whitsundays and what...More

Thank Anne S
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