We recently had a photo competition and here is a selection of the entries depicting life in the Burdekin Region where you will find friendly residents and a laid-back atmosphere.

The Burdekin Bridge, locally known as the Silver Link, is an iconic structure that spans the mighty Burdekin River.

By far the district’s greatest claim to fame is its fishing. The Burdekin is well-known for its barramundi, mudcrabs, other estuary species and off-coast reef fishing.

Burdekin farmers also produce the biggest and sweetest sugar cane in Australia, as well as mangoes, melons, capsicums, zucchinis, tomatoes and many other small crops.

Burdekin farmers control a cane fireCrab on a lineBurdekin Bridge also known as the SilverlinkBurdekin farmers work a cane fireQuad biking in the mud
Burdekin farmers control a cane fire

Cane Fire

The Burdekin Region is the only place where the sugar cane is burned before it is cut.

Crab on a line

Crab on a line

Great crabbing in the Burdekin.

Burdekin Bridge also known as the Silverlink

Burdekin Bridge

The 700 metre long Burdekin Bridge was opened on June 15th 1957 and provides a vital connection between southern and northern Queensland.

Burdekin farmers work a cane fire

Burdekin cane fire

Burdekin farmers light cane fires in preparation of harvesting their crops.

Quad biking in the mud

Quad Biking

Quad Biking is a popular pastime in the Burdekin

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