Our Business Members are investing in the future of our Tourism Industry. Income generated from membership enables us to effectively market and promote local businesses and tourism operators as well as undertake research and provide opportunities to develop local tourism.
Below is a list of our current Business Members. Please support those businesses who are supporting the local tourism industry.
We have a range of membership levels with varying benefits and our staff would be happy to speak to you about how your business can become involved today!
Enjoy your stay with a typical Australian family who genuinely care about backpackers. Ayr Backpackers are a well regarded working backpackers hostel in the Burdekin region.
Ayr Backpackers main aim is to provide backpackers with valid working visas a paid position in one of the local farms or businesses so the backpacker can earn money for further travels or to apply for the second working holiday visa.
- 54 Wilmington Street, Ayr, QLD, 4807
- (07) 4783 5837
The Ayr Nature Display is Australia's finest, preserved collection of butterflies, moths, beetles, crustaceans, sea shells, reptiles, rocks, timber, aboriginal stone implements and fossils, especially ammonites, all under one roof.
- 119 Wilmington Street, Ayr, QLD, 4807
- 07 4783 2189
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Groper Creek became popular for fishing expeditions to Beachmount and Cape Upstart. Today the small fishing community's population is made up of around 50 permanent residents, mostly being retirees. In holiday seasons the population balloons to over 300 with visitors flocking to the caravan park located on the bank of Groper Creek. Many of the visitors come to take advantage of local fishing and crabbing.
- Hinkson Esplanade, Groper Creek, QLD, 4806
- (07) 4782 0186
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Is there anything better than coffee, news & cakes all in the one shop! While you are there, don't forget to buy your lucky lotto tickets & scratches, browse their gorgeous collection of giftware & homeware, buy your daily dose of news & restock on the stationery.
- 79 Eighth Avenue, Home Hill QLD 4806
- (07) 4782 1156
Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in an experience offered nowhere else on the Great Barrier Reef. Rated one of the top dive sites in the world, exploring the S.S. Yongala is a diving experience matched by few other places. Yongala Dive is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort operating from Alva and offers the quickest access to the wreck. The combination of the wreck’s mysterious history and the vast amount of resident marine life make the Yongala a bucket list dive.
Interested in a day trip to the reef? Join Yongala Dive on Ocean Magic for an unforgettable day at the outer Great Barrier Reef snorkeling and diving the truly untouched coral reef, or explore the incredible newly installed Museum of Underwater Art.
Tosh's Store is a local convenience store where you can get anything 365 days of the year!
They offer Take Away Food (sandwiches, wraps, hamburgers, hot food), Golden Casket, Newspapers, Groceries, Frozen Takeaway Meals-Italian and Masala Indian Food.
- Shop 1/9 Chippendale St, Ayr, QLD, 4807
- (07) 4783 1329
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The Burdekin Machinery Preservationists is a working museum where machinery enthusiasts come together to showcase machinery from around the region and do their best to get it working back to its former glory.
The museum, located in Brandon, features a display of old farm machinery, stationary engines, tractors and cars.
- 21 Spiller Street, Brandon, QLD, 4808
- 0488 366 443
Lyn and Greg Miller Invite you to stop and stay on their farm and experience this great district we call the Burdekin. This is a working cane farm, however, we have a plot of Mango trees overlooking the creek. We have a number of powered and non powered sites and water is available. An abundance of wildlife will keep you busy as will the bird life.
- 171 Waterview Road, Brandon, QLD, 4807
- 0418 727 425
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Welcome to the Burdekin! Discovery Park Ayr offers an array of accommodation for all visitors. We have something on offer for every budget and something to do for every person.
- 34 Norham Rd, Ayr, QLD, 4807
- (07) 4783 3933
Cafelicious are a family-owned business in the heart of Ayr. They offer house-cooked meals and great coffee with a friendly service to all, you have the option of dining in or take-away!
Cafelicious also offers event catering for your next event, please contact the team for more information.
- 125 Queen Street, Ayr, QLD, 4807
- 07 4783 1631
Farmhouse Cafe are a small, family owned and operated cafe situated in the Coles Burdekin Plaza, Ayr. They offer home-style breakfast and lunch meals with a Mediterranean twist, delicious coffee locally sourced, and have something for everyone!
- Shop 6/118 Edwards Street, Ayr QLD 4807
- 07 4783 4673
Meet your favourite Australian animals in a tropical bushland setting, on the shores of the billabong, where everyone is guaranteed a rewarding personal experience.
- Bruce Highway, Townsville, QLD, 4816
- (07) 4778 8344
Looking for Airlie Beach accommodation with a whole lot of activities?! BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, BIG4 Airlie Beach is one big Whitsundays holiday destination in itself.
Nowhere in the Whitsundays will you find so much fun in one place. You’ll probably spend hours on the BIG, HUGE, MEGA waterslide park and in our heated pool through winter (the biggest in Airlie Beach). Then you can choose from tennis, mini golf, water slides, pedal karts, Kids Craft Club, outdoor movies, poolside massages, our Animal Park… the list goes on.
Australia's leading tropical fruit winery. Set amongst fertile cane fields and lush tropical rainforests of North QLD, come along and enjoy the large range of high quality red and white fruit wines, ports, liqueurs and creams.
- 161 Murdering Point Road, Silkwood, QLD, 4856
- (07) 4065 2327
Sarina Sugar Shed is a unique paddock-to-plate food tourism experience that explores the journey of sugar production, from sugarcane to our finished distilled products and homemade condiments.
- Sarina Field Of Dreams Parklands, Railway Square, Sarina, QLD, 4737
- (07) 4943 2801
Your fastest link to Magnetic Island.
Conducting up to 17 daily return services to Magnetic Island, SeaLink can have you in paradise in only 20 minutes on one of our state-of-the-art, high-speed catamarans. In addition to the Magnetic Island service, SeaLink North Queensland also operates a service to Palm Island 6 times per week for the Indigenous community.
Cape Palmerston Holiday Park is set on 63 acres adjacent to a quiet, secluded beach at the northern end of the Isaac Coast. The rural outlook towards distinctive Mt Funnel creates a relaxing atmosphere that lets you re-energise and re-invigorate. Kangaroos and wallabies graze the open grasslands whilst many species of birds inhabit the coastal woodlands.
Caravans, RVs, motorhomes and campers are all warmly welcomed. The park offers spacious drive-through sites with gardens, concrete slabs, power, water and sullage and a cassette only dump point is available near the top rated amenities and camp kitchen. Powered and unpowered parkland camping area is set close to the 100 metre nature walk to the beach. Glamping Bungalows, close to the facilities, are available with queen bed and linen, single bunks, tv, fridge, sofa, table and seats - camping with style.
- 989 Greenhill Road, Ilbilbie, QLD, 4738
- (07) 4950 3987
Located in the Burdekin region, they are a diverse group of people from many different backgrounds who love Jesus and love people. As a part of the Australian Christian Churches, they are passionate about seeing people find their calling to God with an opportunity to use their lives to build the Kingdom of God here on Earth. Their Sunday Service is at 9am each Sunday and they would love you to join.
The Iron Works Brewery recently started pouring beers in their bar at the historic foundry of the Delta Iron Works in March 2023. The brewery has a total of 8 beers on tap that have been all brewed on site as well as a selection of wines and spirits along with pizza.
- 29 Spiller Street, Brandon, QLD, 4808
- 07 4763 7647