Situated 85 kilometres south of Townsville is the rural community of Ayr, in the prosperous Burdekin district. This is prime sugar country, with about 80,000 hectares of sugar cane, producing about 1.25 million tonnes of raw sugar annually. Being in one of the largest cane and mango farming areas in Australia, as well as melons and other fruit and vegetables, Ayr is a mecca for working backpackers.

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Our Picks on what to Do in Ayr QLD

Pioneer Mill Park QLD

Anzac Park

Beach Road Park QLD

Ayr Nature Display

Nature Based Playspace QLD

Plantation Park

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Tropical City Motor Inn

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The Coffee Club Café - Ayr

Ayr Chinese Restaurant

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Community Services  

Burdekin Visitor Information Centre QLD
Plantation Park, Bruce Highway,
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Ayr Police Station QLD
165 Queen Street,
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Ayr Hospital QLD
2 Chippendale Street,
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Burdekin Library - Ayr QLD
108 Graham Street,
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Ayr Swimming Pool QLD
242 Queen Street,
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Location Information 

  • Elevation: 12
  • Population: 8738
  • State electorate(s): Burdekin
  • Federal Division(s): Dawson
  • Established (yr): 1882
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Bowen QLD 4805 (116 km, 1 hr 20 mins)
Townsville QLD 4810 (88.3 km, 1 hr 12 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Ayr QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.