South of Townsville, the Bruce Highway winds through one of Australia's richest sugar producing regions, the Burdekin, through the typical Far North Queensland farming towns of Ayr and Home Hill and south to the pleasant beachside town of Bowen.
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The Burdekin River, the lifeblood of the Burdekin region, is spanned by a 1,097 metre long BRIDGE, longer than Brisbane's Story Bridge or the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. Nearby Burdekin Dam is a great spot for fishing, with Grunter, Bream or Barramundi likely catches. With an 876 metre long dam wall, and a drop of 37 metres, the dam itself is quite a sight, and is one of the largest dams in Australia.
The Tilt Train stops at the cities of Ayr, Home Hill and Bowen on its way to Brisbane from Cairns. The train leaves Cairns at 8:15am every Sunday and Wednesday, and gets to Ayr at 3:50pm.