Situated on the tropical north coast of Queensland, Townsville is the perfect destination for your next holiday. With the paradise of Magnetic Island right on the doorstep, Townsville is the ideal place for an adventure with friends or an escape for the family.


Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, national and international events, award winning restaurants and attractions, National Parks and the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, it’s not hard to see why people are attracted to Townsville.

Things to do in Burdekin

the Burdekin Shire



Known as the sugar capital of Australia, the Burdekin is also home to a world Top 10 dive site, one of Australia’s longest bridges and maintains the reputation of being a fishing mecca and bird watching paradise. Just an hour’s drive south of Townsville is the Burdekin Shire – based around the townships of Ayr and Home Hill and over a dozen other smaller centres.


The region is as famous for its rich, flat farmlands as it is for its amazing waterways and scenic beauty. The Burdekin maintains a healthy reputation for its friendly residents, great specialty stores and laid back lifestyle.


Your Burdekin Bucket List


- Walk across the landmark Burdekin River Bridge

- Witness the awe inspiring beauty of cane fires

- Dive the world famous S.S. Yongala shipwreck

- Visit Zaro Cultural Gallery in Ayr

- See Gubulla Munda, the giant carpet snake sculpture at Plantation Park