Go surfing or just enjoy a pleasant barbecue at Alva Beach on the way to Ayr.
Ayr is a prime sugar country, with about 80,000 hectares of land under sugarcane, and an annual production of about 1.25 million tonnes of raw sugar. The district also contributes one-third of the nation’s mango harvest and is a major producer of melons and a host of other fruit and vegetables. Ayr is also famous for its water skiing.
Looking for a more exciting activity? Take the plunge into the SS Yongala Wreck site with Yongala Dive. The S.S. Yongala sank during a cyclone on March 23rd, 1911 with the loss of all 122 passengers and crew. It is one of Australia’s worst maritime disasters, and is sometimes called ‘Townsville’s Titanic’. It was not until 1958 that the wreck was dived and due to its remote location it has remained mostly untouched