‘Sugar Cane Capital of Australia’
Ayr home to the richest sugar cane growing region in
Australia, with an abundant supply of fresh water from the
mighty Burdekin River system and three sugar mills to
process the crop from this area. Ayr is also home to the
largest mango producing region and a contender for the melon
capital of Australia.
The Burdekin Water Festival is held
each year to celebrate the mighty river that flows through
the area and is prone to gigantic floods.
5km north of the
town is Brandon a small village servicing the sugar cane
farmers in this area.