Traveling north and after Home Hill our traveler soon arrives at Ayr. A town that is known in the 'general knowledge' of towns in our country. Ayr is just some 80+ks from Townsville and to a small degree is a commute locality.

Ayr is a progressive and ‘dynamic’ community. Your visit to Ayr will quickly confirm this assessment.

Ayr is near the delta of the Burdekin River and is in that part of the country which produces the most sugar cane per square kilometre in Australia utilizing underground water supplies and water from the Burdekin Dam to irrigate crops when rains fail.

A quote from About Australia sums up Ayr:-

‘The Burdekin lies one hour south of Townsville, encompasses the two towns Ayr and Home Hill and is a region full of surprises - wetlands and waterways, sugarcane and scenic plains. The region is famous for its wildlife and fishing with vast wetlands and gaping waterways. The regions spacious natural water parks are home to an amazing array of protected birdlife that is native to this part of the world.’

The Ayr War Memorial is to the east of the town.

The Hotels in Ayr are mostly older in design.

The Churches in Ayr are all great structures

There is no Museum that we happened across.

Ayr is a happening place. Allow a minimum of a day, and if the timing is right longer.



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course