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Bowen Mountain
New South Wales
Population 1,459 (2011 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 township in New South Wales, Australia, in the City of Hawkesbury. It is in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. At the 2011 census, its population was 1,459 people.

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


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 2011 census, the population was 1,459. Of these:

  • The median age was 35 years, compared to the national median of 37 years.
Age Number  %
0 to 14 354 24.5
15 to 64 987 67.7
65+ 117 7.8
  • 54.4% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.
  • 83.4% of people were born in Australia; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.5%, New Zealand 1.4%, Scotland 0.7%, South Africa 0.7% and Netherlands 0.5%.
Religion Number  %
Anglican 395 27.1
No religion 382 26.2
Catholic 339 23.3
Uniting Church 61 4.2
Baptist 46 3.2
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