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- The agriculture-based Burdekin district backed by unique nature based attractions offers tourists the very best
in country lifestyle and hospitality only an hour's drive south of the city of Townsville.
- While based on expansive sugar horticulture and pastoral industries the Burdekin centred on the towns of Ayr and
Home Hill offers an abundance of bird habitats nestled on natural lagoons and wetlands.
- Fishing is a favourite for locals and visitors alike having numerous outlets dotted throughout the district.
- Distance: Townsville - Burdekin 89km Driving Time: 1 hour (approx)
- Travel south along the Bruce Highway from Townsville. There are various sights along the way to the Burdekin
that are worth stopping to see. 28km south along the highway is the turn off to the Alligator Creek picnic and
camping area within the Bowling Green Bay National Park. Check out the great swimming holes and the spectacular
bird life and wildlife!
- A little further south lie the magnificent Cromarty Wetlands. Don't miss the incredible bird life.
- The small township of Giru is the next point of interest along the highway.
- The nearby Haughton River is a favourite fishing spot and The Barrattas is a hugely popular stream with 20km of
fish-filled waters from the boat ramp to its mouth.
- Further along the highway lies the township of Brandon with the Sugar Experimental Station Pioneer Mill and the
Brandon Heritage Precinct.
- Ayr the largest town in the Burdekin region is located another 6km along the highway. The town offers great
shopping and restaurants with that unmistakeable country hospitality.
- Don't miss a visit to the Burdekin Theatre to see the "Living Lagoon" sculptures.
- The Information Centre at Plantation Park has further information on attractions and activities in the area.
- Continue south across the mighty 'Silver Link' Burdekin Bridge (with interesting photographic opportunities from
either end) to the town of Home Hill. Visitor Information is available at the historic Courthouse.
- Keen fishermen will want to travel on to Groper Creek where there is excellent fishing while others will enjoy
visiting the Burdekin Plum Tree Gallery The Power Station Museum or the World War II historic radar site at
- Before driving back to Townsville take a detour to Alva Beach past the 110-year old Kalamia Mill. The clean
sandy beach is popular for swimming and is home to the oldest lifesaving club in North Queensland.
- Home Hill - Gateway Information Centre 47828241
- Ayr - Information Centre - 47835988
- See a Burdekin information video at - www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNfWOjbFFH0