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 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.’
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.