Home Hill in 2 hours
Starting your tour at the Home Hill Showgrounds you will find the Cane Cutter Statues. Representing the multicultural history of the Australian sugarcane industry, the statues were designed, constructed and painted by the local Gudjuda Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation.
Following this, visit the Gateway Visitor Information Centre, where you will find an extensive collection of photography and historical items related to the Silver Link bridge construction.
Before heading off, don’t miss the opportunity to walk 8th Avenue and check out the several pieces of art that were commissioned to add a splash of colour to the region. These form part of the Burdekin Art Trail.
Ayr in 2 hours
If you are looking for a little bit of everything, this is the tour for you. To the right of the Burdekin Theatre is the Ayr Courthouse, an historic piece of the region and where this tour begins. It took 6 years to complete and was heritage listed in 1995. In the Burdekin Theatre Forecourt and Library, you will find several pieces of art that form part of the Burdekin Art Trail. Walking through Queen St you can view the heritage listed Ayr Post Office and historic Drysdale Town Clock. Don’t miss checking out the Delta Cinema, owned by World Champion Golfer Karrie Webb.
If you need a pick me up after all that history, make a stop at one of the quirky Cafes’ and take a wander through the many local boutiques. You are sure to pick up a gorgeous gift for a friend or treat yoself to something special.
For the kids
We know the kids like to get out and stretch their legs and we have the perfect place! Plantation Park is a mix of culture and nature and with Gudjuda Deck Café on location you can get your coffee fix too!
Take a photo with the 60m Gubulla Munda, and learn about the Aboriginal totem, make your way to the Juru Walk which showcases the cultural importance of Plantation Park. And to really tire the kids out, let them play at the recently developed Plantation Nature Play.
The Ayr Visitor Information Centre is also found at Plantation Park and will allow you and the family to find out more about the region and you can even take a dive to the SS Yongala Shipwreck (without getting wet). Ask our friendly volunteers for more info!
A walk through time
Visit the Gateway Visitor Information Centre, where you will find an extensive collection of photography and historical items related to the Silver Link bridge construction. So, before you walk across the bridge, have a look at the work that was done to construct the mighty structure.
Once you have chatted with our friendly volunteers, head to the Home Hill Diorama where you will have a glimpse into the journey of the Burdekin’s sugar cane industry. Leave your car here and make your way to the pedestrian walkway on the mill side of the bridge and enjoy your Bridge Walk. This walk will take approximately half an hour and give you a different point of view of the amazing 1.1km bridge that forms an important part of the road network in QLD.