IT MAY have one of the best views in the Whitsundays but Flagstaff Hill at Bowen is still being under utilised, according to tourism boss Craig Turner.
He said the key was in using the $1 million infrastructure funding to showcase Bowen’s rich indigenous history.
“There is so much indigenous history in the Whitsundays that nobody knows; it’s like the world’s best kept secret,” Mr Turner said. “If the indigenous within our region want to tell their story, then we’re happy to be the conduit to do that, and we’re happy to work with them to make sure their story is told properly and it’s actually a genuine experience.”
Mr Turner believes there’s also opportunities on Flagstaff Hill for festivals, cooking classes and farmers’ markets.
He said cruise ship operators had already expressed interest in those ideas.
“They’re telling us, ‘guys, if you can get us a product in Bowen that does those things, we’ll sell it and bring the cruise ship visitors up to Bowen by bus’.”