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Bowen Mountain
New South Wales
Crago Observatory Bowen Mountain
Crago Observatory, Bowen Mountain
Bowen Mountain is located in New South Wales
Bowen Mountain
Bowen Mountain
Location in New South Wales
Population 1,571 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2753
Elevation 416 m (1,365 ft)
Location 77 km (48 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Hawkesbury
State electorate(s) Londonderry
Federal Division(s) Macquarie
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25 °C
77 °F
3 °C
37 °F
Suburbs around Bowen Mountain:
Blue Mountains NP Kurrajong Heights Kurrajong Hills
Blue Mountains NP Bowen Mountain Grose Vale
Blue Mountains NP Blue Mountains NP Grose Vale

Bowen Mountain is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in the City of Hawkesbury. It is in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

The nearest commercial centre is Kurrajong, which lies approximately 5 km to the north-east.

It is named after George M. C. Bowen, an earlier setter of the area.


A large part of Bowen Mountain belongs to the Blue Mountains National Park, which covers an area of 247,000 hectares. The National Park caters extensively for bushwalkers, with many lookouts and more than 140 km of walking tracks.

Bowen Mountain is home to the Crago Observatory, which consists of a high quality 16" Dobsonian telescope housed in a large rotating dome. It is operated by the Astronomical Society of NSW.


At the 2016 census, the population was 1,571. Of these:

  • The median age was 35 years, compared to the national median of 38 years.
Age Number  %
0 to 14 370 23.4
15 to 64 1060 67.7
65+ 141 8.9
  • 55.6% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.
  • 83.6% of people were born in Australia and 91.1% of people only spoke English at home.
Religion Number  %
No religion 488 31.2
Anglican 339 21.6
Catholic 326 20.8
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