If you like scuba diving, there is one of the best wreck dives in Australia just 20 minutes drive from the Ayr Backpackers.
See http://www.yongaladive.com.au for more information
Or you can choose to dive in the air, with Skydive Townsville. They are located in Townsville but they provide courses to jump on your own (Accelerated FreeFall course…) at the dropzone, just 10 minutes drive from our backpackers!
Check their website: http://www.skydivetownsville.com
You can also watch a movie at the Delta Cinema. They have speacial rates for backpackers.