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Queensland Explore Centre - Home Hill

Burdekin Gateway Visitor Information Centre

The former Home Hill Railway Station was completed around 1916, replacing the wood and canvas tent structure that had served as a temporary station for three years. The Burdekin Shire Council renovated the building in 2006 and the Burdekin Gateway Visitor Information Centre opened for business there on 8th January 2007. The centre displays an extensive collection of photography and historical items related to the construction of the Silver Link bridge as well as other aspects of Burdekin history.

Opening Hours: 

Mon - Sun: 9.00am – 4:00pm

Home Hill Explore Centre Photo credit: Home Hill Explore Centre

What We Offer:

  • Travel information
  • Brochures and maps
  • Driver Reviver Services
  • Yongala Dive Virtual Reality Experience
  • Free WI-FI


Top 10 things to do around the region:

1. Dive the SS Yongala on the Great Barrier Reef, rated as one of the world’s top 10 dive sites.
2. Take in the Burdekin landscape views from the top of Mt Inkerman. Drive to the top which offers seating, BBQ facilities and toilets or hike the Mt Inkerman Nature Trail.
3. Experience a Canefire in one of the only regions in Australia that still burns sugarcane before harvest.
4. Drop a line and experience some of Queensland’s best fishing in one of the Burdekin’s many creeks, estuaries, beaches, offshore shoals and reef.
5. Immerse yourself in the history and culture by visiting the Brandon Heritage Precinct, the Burdekin diorama, Pioneer Avenue and appreciate the many murals and sculptures throughout the region.
6. Step back in time and visit a World War II Heritage site at Charlies Hill. The site is home to two concrete igloos which were important radar stations which operated to give an early warning of approaching enemy aircraft.
7. The Burdekin is a birdwatchers paradise with a number of locations where you can view an abundant array of birdlife, these include; Lilliesmere Lagoon, Nelson’s Lagoon, Groper Creek, Horseshoe Lagoon,
8. Catch a film at one of the last drive in theatres in Queensland, the Stardust Drive In Cinema. They play a double feature every Friday and Saturday night.
9. Shop ‘til you drop in the towns of Ayr and Home Hill which offer great boutique shopping for those looking for something unique.
10. Make your own adventure at either Wunjunga or Lynch’s Beach at Alva. Enjoy picnics, camping, paddle boarding, kitesurfing, fishing or long walks along the picturesque coastline.Explore walks and 4WD tracks and discover wildlife and indigenous rock art in Carnarvon Gorge National Park, a spectacular natural wonder.

Contact us:

Phone: 07 4782 8241
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Website: www.visitburdekin.com.au