Nature, Culture and History
This one is for the nature, culture and history enthusiasts! Between April and September as well as school holidays, the Ayr Nature Display is open 8am-5pm. It showcases one man’s collection of Australian nature and you will be in awe of the way it is displayed.
Head to Plantation Park and get your coffee fix at Gudjuda Deck Café while the kids take a photo with the 60m Gubulla Munda. Make your way to the Juru Walk which showcases the cultural importance of Plantation Park. The recently developed Plantation Nature Play is a wonderful spot for the kids to exert some energy.
Visit our friendly volunteers at the AyrVisitor Information Centre and find out more about the region. You can even take a dive down to the SS Yongala Shipwreck (without getting wet) to round out your trip. Ask our friendly volunteers for more info!
If going South, don’t miss the opportunity to see breath taking views from the top of Mt Inkerman and it’s the perfect place for a picnic!
Talk about a step back in time
It doesn’t matter if you are coming from the north or south, these are three spots you need to visit.
Alva Beach is a relaxed township about 15 minutes’ drive from Ayr. Holiday houses and permanent residences fill the township, with Alva Beach a short stroll over the sand dune. A lookout area is located to the right as you enter the township and offers a great view out to sea. Pack a picnic and enjoy the sea breeze on your face.
Between April and September as well as school holidays, the Ayr Nature Display is open 8am-5pm. It showcases one man’s collection of Australian nature and you will be in awe of the way it is displayed.
If you are feeling peckish, there are a number of quirky cafés that can be found in Queen St, Ayr. All of which serve amazing coffee and there is sure to be something that takes your fancy.
To round out your half day trip, look no further than the Burdekin Machinery Preservationists. This is working museum sees machinery enthusiast come together to showcase machinery from around the region and do their best to get it working back to its former glory. Give yourself at least 45 minutes to enjoy the guided tour through the shed. They are open every Monday from 9am-4pm January through to November and more frequently through April-September. Check in with our Visitor Information Centre to confirm opening hours on the day of your visit.