Things to do and places to visit around the Burdekin.

Alva Beach

Beaches

Lynch's Beach or Alva Beach as it is traditionally known and Beachmount Beach are the two lovely beaches in the Burdekin area.

Lynch’s Beach or Alva Beach as it is traditionally known and Beachmount Beach are the two lovely beaches in the Burdekin area.


Zaro Cultural Gallery

Cultural Experiences

Cultural activities to experience in the Burdekin.

The Burdekin Shire offers a variety of cultural experiences.

Co-operative MuralCo-operative Mural
Eighth Avenue, Home Hill.
A large mural depicts elements of rural life in the Burdekin, including cane farms, mango orchards and farmhouses. The mural was painted by Ayr artist Margaret Redweik. Canecutter mural
A tribute to the men who made their living in the canefields. Before the introduction of mechanical cane harvesters in the 1960s, farmers relied upon gangs of canecutters to get their cane to the mill. Hand canecutting was tough work requiring stamina and great skill with a caneknife.  This mural was painted by Ayr artist Margaret Redweik.
Living LagoonLiving Lagoon Sculptures – Burdekin Theatre Complex
Queen Street, Ayr.
The granite and bronze sculpture which dominates the Burdekin Theatre forecourt was opened in 1985. Created by Stephen Walker, the culpture pays tribute to native flora and fauna, while recognising the importance of water to the Burdekin community.
Bi-Centennial FountainBi-centennial Fountain
Queen Street – Ayr.
MausoleumsMausoleums – Ayr Cemetery
Bruce Highway, Ayr
Gubulla MundaGubulla Munda Giant Carpet Snake
Totem of the Juru people
Plantation Park, Ayr.Gudjuda Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation
Ph: 07 4783 7229
Mirka Mora PaintingMika Mora Artwork – Ayr Library
108 Graham Street, Ayr
Ph: 07 4783 9870
Yongala Dive

Educational

Learn about rocks and jewellery, machinery, wrecks, prawns, fishing and wartime heritage in the Burdekin.

Learn about rocks and jewellery, machinery, wrecks, prawns, fishing and wartime heritage in the Burdekin.

Burdekin Library
108 Graham Street
Ayr Qld 4807
Ph: 07 4783 9970
Website: library.burdekin.qld.gov.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurdekinLibrary
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AshworthsAshworth’s Treasures of the Earth Rock Display & Jewellery Shop
164-170 Eighth Avenue,
Home Hill Qld 4806
Ph: 07 4782 1177
Website: www.ashworths.com.au
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Ayr Nature DisplayAyr Nature Display
119 Wilmington St,
Ayr Qld 4807
Ph: 07 4783 2189
Note: Please phone for opening times
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Tom's ToyboxTom’s Toy Box, Machinery Display
Kirknie Road,
Home Hill Qld 4806
By Appointment only.
Ph: 07 4782 6258
Brandon MuseumYe Old Machinery Place and Heritage Centre
Brandon Qld 4808
By Appointment only.
Ph: 07 4782 1453.
Yongala DiveYongala Dive
56 Narrah St,
Alva Qld 4807
Scuba Dive at SS Yongala Wreck at Alva Beach. Courses also available.
Ph: 07 4783 1519
Website: www.yongaladive.com.au
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Pacific Reef Fisheries LogoPacific Reef Fisheries Prawn Farm
1 Trent Road,
Ayr.Qld 4807
Ph: 07 4783 6068
Website: pacificreef.com.au
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Charlie's HillCharlie’s Hill
World War II Historic Radar Site – Heritage Listed.
Bruce Highway, South of Home Hill.
Burdekin Delta Cinemas

Entertainment

Fancy a visit to the cinema - try the Burdekin Delta Cinema or the Stardust Drive In. Or how about the Burdekin Theatre.

Fancy a visit to the theatre, cinema or drive in. Then try one of these local entertainment venues.

Burdekin TheatreBurdekin Theatre
161 Queen Street, Ayr
Ph: 07 4783 9800

Website: www.burdekintheatre.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurdekinTheatre
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Burdekin Delta CinemasBurdekin Delta Cinemas
145-149 Queen Street, Ayr
Ph: 07 4783 5259
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Stardust Galaxy Drive In CinemaGalaxy Cinema and Stardust Drive In
22 Kilrie Road, Ayr
Ph: 07 4783 1606

Website: www.stardust.8m.net
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Barramundi

Fishing

The Burdekin's greatest claim to fame is its fishing. Launch your boat at one of the boat ramps to chase the elusive barra or try a bit of beach fishing.

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. The district has one of the highest rates of boat ownership per head of population and many locals have fishing huts at Ocean Creek, Plantation Creek, Groper Creek or Wunjunga.

Launch your boat at one of the boat ramps to chase the elusive barra or try a bit of beach fishing.

Fancy a fishing tour – try Stenno’s Sport Fishing Tours or Giru Fishing Tours

 Stenno’s Sport Fishing ToursStenno’s Sport Fishing
Ph: 07 4782 9667
Mob: 0427 833 894
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Giru Fishing ToursGiru Fishing Tours
Ph: 0407 307 661
Tom's Toybox

Historic

Historic interests
Silver Link Interpretive CentreSilver Link Photographic Display
12 Railway Ave, Home Hill
Ph: 07 4782 8241
The Home Hill Visitor Information Centre contains a photographic exhibition of the history of the Burdekin River Bridge.
Tom's ToyboxTom’s Toy Box, Machinery Display
Kirknie Road, Home Hill.
Ph: 07 4782 6258
Tom’s Toybox contains a collection of memorabilia from yesteryear.
Playing a Rugby League Game

Sporting

A full list can be found at www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/sports-and-recreational-groups/

The Burdekin has a wide variety of sport and recreational groups. 

A full list can be found at
>www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/sports-and-recreational-groups/

 

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