Flagstaff Hill Cultural & Conference Centre

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Flagstaff Hill is Bowen’s premier lookout, providing 360-degree views of the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday hinterland.

In 2017, the existing café on Flagstaff Hill was badly damaged as a result of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. After finding the building was unsuitable for repair it was demolished in 2019 and concepts were developed for the new building.  

The new Flagstaff Hill and Conference Centre is funded by Whitsunday Regional Council, the Queensland Government's Building Our Regions program and the joint Australian and Queensland Government Tourism Recovery Fund. The project will redevelop the previous restaurant on Flagstaff Hill and provide a new tourism venue which will deliver Indigenous tourism activities, festivals, cooking classes, and farmers markets.

The building will cater for up to 200 patrons, containing a café, gift shop, kitchen facilities and an amphitheater complete with stage.

The construction is currently out to tender and once awarded, the rebuild is expected to begin in early 2021.


Flagstaff Hill is Bowen’s premier lookout, providing 360-degree views of the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday hinterland.

In 2017, the existing café on Flagstaff Hill was badly damaged as a result of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. After finding the building was unsuitable for repair it was demolished in 2019 and concepts were developed for the new building.  

The new Flagstaff Hill and Conference Centre is funded by Whitsunday Regional Council, the Queensland Government's Building Our Regions program and the joint Australian and Queensland Government Tourism Recovery Fund. The project will redevelop the previous restaurant on Flagstaff Hill and provide a new tourism venue which will deliver Indigenous tourism activities, festivals, cooking classes, and farmers markets.

The building will cater for up to 200 patrons, containing a café, gift shop, kitchen facilities and an amphitheater complete with stage.

The construction is currently out to tender and once awarded, the rebuild is expected to begin in early 2021.

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    When will the road to flagstaff hill be opened. It’s a shame we cannot continue to use this site whilst this process of tender is being completed.

    John Vidulin asked about 1 month ago

    Hi John,

    Thank you for your query. The road was recently upgraded and widened by WRC, and reopened to the public this week.

    Thanks, WRC Team