The Burdekin, situated between the Whitsundays and Townsville, makes for the perfect pit-stop, weekend getaway or extended adventure when you are travelling along the Queensland coast.

Known as the Sugar Cane Capital of Australia, the region encompasses the main townships of Ayr and Home Hill which are linked by the iconic Burdekin River Bridge which crosses the mighty Burdekin River. The Burdekin is home to a diverse range of experiences and sights such as the world-famous SS Yongala shipwreck, stunning natural wetlands, unspoilt beaches, world-class fishing, unique cultural experiences, great four-wheel-driving, boutique shopping, several entertainment venues for the whole family and many eateries including cafes, pubs and restaurants. The region also boasts an impressive events calendar throughout the year from football carnivals to theatre productions to festivals and everything in between, you will surely be entertained during your stay. The signature event which showcases the Burdekin’s rich culture and history is the Sweet Days Hot Nights Festival which will return in May 2023, this is one not to be missed!

No matter what vehicle you are travelling in or who is in it, there really is something for everyone to enjoy and you will be spoilt for choice when deciding where to stay. With 300 days of sunshine a year, visit the Burdekin today to discover your very own adventure.

For more information or to plan your stay please visit or talk to one of the team at the Expo, site P112.