Practical Info


The Burdekin has 2 main towns; Ayr and Home Hill and is surrounded by many small communities that you have to check out during your stay. To help you get around, or help plan your trip, select the map you would like to download from the following list;


If you don't have a chance to pop into our Visitor Info Centres, here are some of the brochures that will assist you with planning your visit;

Weather & Clothing

It does get hot and sun shines bright so remember to slip (on sun protective clothing), slop (on SPF 30 or higher sunscreen), slap (on a hat), seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses) while you are here. We want you to enjoy your stay and be sun safe so if you are heading to the beach, Mt Inkerman or to play at the park make sure you follow these sun smart tips. 

Our wet season is November - April so plan for rain if you are travelling during these months. A light rain coat and umbrella should do the trick.

Hospitals & Medicine

There is a hospital in both Ayr and Home Hill as well as multiple pharmacies for all your medical needs.


While most of the wildlife here are fun to look at and love getting their photo taken (especially the rock wallabies and birdlife) please be careful when in our waterways, esturaries and the ocean. Saltwater crocodiles are the largest living reptile on earth growing up to 7m in length with formidable jaws, incredible speed and unfathomable power and are an animal you don't want to mess with. Be aware when swimming in the ocean between the months of October and May for stingers, as they can cause a lot of pain if you are stung. 

Green Sea Turtles are often spotted out at the SS Yongala Wreck along with a couple of other species that frequent the Great Barrier Reef. Manta Rays are also seen swimming with divers at the SS Yongala Wreck and love having their photo taken.