Home Hill

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Situated on the southern side of the Burdekin Bridge (known as the Silver Link) with an economy driven by sugar and agriculture, Home Hill offers landscapes dominated by lush green canefields as well as access to some of North Queensland’s finest produce.

Start your experience in Home Hill with panoramic views of the regions towns, farmlands, wetlands, waterways and coastline from Inkerman Hill. Take in the pristine beauty provided by nature’s greens and blues and enjoy a skyline that seems to go on forever.

Other attractions include the historic World War Two radar stations which can be found on Charlies Hill and for a step back in time take a stop at Tom’s Toybox to view a private collection of working farm machinery from yesteryear.

The township of Home Hill was established in 1913 from land carved out of the Inkerman Downs Station and is located just 12 kilometres south of Ayr. The two towns are linked via the Burdekin Bridge, the districts best known landmark standing at an impressive 1,103m long and larger than the Sydney Harbour Bridge. To walk across the famous landmark, park near the Lion’s Diorama at the southern approach to the bridge and head to the pedestrian walkway.

While in Home Hill, visit the Ashworth’s Tourist Centre to discover murals that depict the district’s rural life and view original Islander artworks at Zaro’s Cultural Gallery.

Visit the Silver Link Interpretive Centre, which opened in 2007 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Burdekin River Bridge. Located in the main street of Home Hill, the centre tells the history of the bridge through more than 120 photographs.

The Comfort Stop in the centre of town is a clean, modern facility with free restroom, shower and barbecue. There is ample parking for caravans and motorhomes.

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New panels depict Juru people, John Drysdale, Inkerman Mill and Locomotive, Ferry and Barge.

Burdekin Diorama

Home Hill, Burdekin

Brightly coloured, The Painting of Life (1983), by renowned artist Mirka Mora, portrays in her unique style, some of the history and stories of the Burdekin area.

The Painting of Life by Mirka Mora

Ayr, Burdekin

The Gudjuda Reference Group commissioned the large carpet snake sculpture Gubulla Munda Dreaming (2004), which was painted by aboriginal artists and stands on a sacred site, along with several plaques and a memorial stone, in Plantation Park, Ayr, North Queensland.

Gubulla Munda

Ayr, Burdekin