Visitors

Welcome to Home Hill

The Water Capital of Australia.

Come and spend some time or a few days or more in this quiet country town with plenty of unique attractions, friendly clubs, pristine beaches and amazing fishing.

Choose your favourite activity for the ones listed below.

Home Hill Comfort Stop

You can stay FREE for two nights maximum stay for self contained camping vehicles.

There is an amenities block with shower and kitchen facilities.

Located next to Burdekin Gateway Information Centre – Railway Ave, Home Hill.

170 Arts on the Avenue

The Burdekin Artisan Community Association Inc. invites you to inspect their display of various arts and craft forms at the Ashworths Rock Shop complex each day from 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 9.30am to 1pm Saturday.

Beachmount and Wunjunga

Visitors can move off the Bruce Highway south of Home Hill to spend time at the community’s beaches at Beachmount and the community of Wunjunga. Travel east off the highway south of Inkerman across gravel roads until meeting the sea in the vicinity of Funny Dunny Park where tourists can enjoy a stay in pleasant surroundings.

Burdekin Bridge and the Burdekin River

As part of the Bruce Highway, the Burdekin Bridge covers a span of over 700 meters over the mighty Burdekin River. You can walk across the bridge on the down stream side. Access is from near the Lions Club Diorama.

Home Hill Lions Club Diorama

At southern end of bridge is the Home Hill Lions Club Diorama, which features five new panels detailing the pioneering sugar industry work of John Drysdale and the town’s early history.

Burdekin National Servicemen’s Association

The association meets at the Home Hill Community Sports Club on the first Sunday of each month from February to December, starting at 9 am. Contact Secretary (4782 2368) or President (4783 5529).

Lynn and Mike’s Craft Studio

Card making, scrap-booking, album making and assorted jewellery classes at Lynn and Mike’s Craft Studio, Home Hill. Phone 0418 783 799 for details of how to participate.

Charlie’s Hill World War II site

About seven kilometres south of Home Hill is the former radar station used during the Second World War.  There are old igloos and gun emplacements still in place.

Home Hill Golf Club

Join in the friendly atmosphere at the Home Hill Golf Club (phone 0467 566 448) amongst the cane fields on Iona Road)

Tennis

Knock around a tennis ball at the excellent Home Hill Tennis complex in the centre of the Home Hill Race Track.

A Game of Bowls

Come along to the Home Hill Community Sports Club Inc. (4782 1185) for roll-up bowls on Thursdays and Sundays at 12.30pm with an open bar.

Burdekin Friendship Club

We meet fortnightly, on Mondays from 9.30am to 11.30am at St Helen’s Anglican Church Hall, Cnr Fourteenth Street and Tenth Avenue, Home Hill. $7 per person. Light entertainment and fellowship. Morning Tea is provided. Phone Esme 4782 1766.

Groper Creek

Groper Creek is well worth a look as it is a unique small village.  It is one of the many creeks in the Burdekin Delta allowing access to the numerous fishing areas throughout the district. This spot is very popular with visitors who return each year to enjoy our climate over several months while avoiding the cold weather down south.

Keep up to date with what’s happening at Groper Creek on our Groper Creek News page.

Home Hill Friends and Neighbours Craft Group

We meet every Wednesday from 9am to 11.30am at the Home Hill Community Sports
Club, Ninth Avenue, Home Hill for general craft activities and cooking tips. Cost is $3 with morning tea. Phone 0427 804 129 for more information.

Home Hill Swimming Pool

The pool located on Eleventh Avenue and is open throughout the summer months.

  • 5.30am to 7pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • 5.30am to 6pm – Wednesday
  • 10.00am to 6pm – Sunday.

The Home Hill Lions Club

We meet at the Crown Hotel on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Visitors are welcome.

The Home Hill Rotary Club

We meet at their Club House (58 Thirteenth Avenue, Home Hill) on the first Tuesday of each month and at the Malpass Hotel, Home Hill at 6.30pm on each other Tuesday night of the month. Visitors are welcome.

Mount Inkerman

Located approximately 12km south of Home Hill, near the township of Inkerman. Access to the top is via a narrow road, which is not suitable for caravans and a “Nature Trail” for walkers. The narrow road has been widened in sections and a number of new safety barriers installed.

We strongly recommend visiting as there are outstanding views of the surroundings such as cane and other farms.

Old Time Dancing

Come and swing along at the St Helen’s Anglican Church Hall, Tenth Avenue, Home Hill on the first three Saturday nights of each month.

Pioneer Avenue Plaques

Wander along and learn about the history of many of the pioneers of Home Hill and the Burdekin District by reading the plaques situated along the western side of the ti-trees in Home Hill’s main street.

Home Hill Choral Society

Come and sing along with the Home Hill Choral Society every Wednesday evening at the “The Vault” (the Choral Society’s Hall in Eighth Avenue.  We meet from 7pm to 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join in.

The Big Cane Cutters

Visit the former Home Hill Showgrounds (southern end of town across the railway line) to see the representation of the former canecutters that cut the Burdekin district’s sugar cane crop before the advent of mechanical cane harvesting.