Discover the sugar capital of Australia
Famous for being the sugar capital of Australia, The Burdekin district is located about an hours drive south of Townsville. Nestled in the delta of the Burdekin River, its two popular townships—Ayr and Home Hill—are linked by the iconic Burdekin Bridge. The region produces the biggest sugar cane crops in the country, together with a diverse selection of vegetables and tropical fruits.
Along the coast you will find Alva Beach, a popular launching spot for dive boats heading out to explore the S.S Yongala shipwreck. This shipwreck has been ranked as one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world because of its abundant mega-marine life and corals. The Burdekin region is also a popular spot for fishing and the town centre offers a number of great specialty stores.
Things to do
It’s the sugar capital of Australia, fishing mecca, bird watching paradise and home of top ten wreck dive the SS Yongala.
Where to Stay
The Burdekin has a number of hotels, motels, caravan parks and cabins to choose from all within close proximity of the town centres.
Events in the Burdekin are an opportunity for everyone to get together and you will feel like one of the locals.