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Things to do in Ayr

Posted on October 2, 2019

Ayr is located roughly 90km from Townsville and it is a little area that many people seem to skip when they are doing a road trip up through Queensland. However Ayr is its own little hidden gem and there is plenty to do within the area.

Check out our list of the best things to do when visiting Ayr.

 Scuba Diving the SS Yongala Wreck

The SS Yongala Wreck is one of the worlds best diving wrecks and it is one of the best scuba diving spots in Australia.

You get a chance to see an abundance of marine life, ship wreckage and beautiful corals throughout your dive...


One of the most popular activities for both locals and tourists alike is fishing. The boat ownership for the Burdekin District is one of the highest per head count in the state and it shows when you see the number of people out on their boats.

There are a range of different spots that you can fish from, breeds that you can fish for and of course plenty of opportunity to enjoy a fresh fish dinner afterwards (even if you didn’t catch any)


The Ayr area is known for its beautiful wetlands. They are not only beautiful to look at but they also create an amazing photo opportunity. The wetlands just behind Alva Beach are fantastic and you will get an even better view of them when you in the countryside not far from the rivers.

 Bird watching

If fishing or scuba diving isn’t for you than there is also the opportunity to do a bit of bird watching whilst in Ayr. Driving around the countryside will give you the opportunity to see a range of different species of birds in the fields or flying above the lagoons.

Ayr is a small town that is full of friendly locals that are happy to stop for a chat and to give you some advice on the best places to stay or to eat whilst you are in town.

Ayr is more than just a drive through town on your road trip. So next time you are heading through Queensland and you have the opportunity to stop in Ayr, spend a few days here exploring.