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Cedar Creek Falls, The Whitsundays
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Barramundi, Peter Faust Dam, Lake Proserpine, Whitsundays
Map of Proserpine

Proserpine
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Description

Proserpine is the admin and service centre for the Whitsundays region. Proserpine was named by the explorer George Dalrymple, after Persephone the Greek goddess of fertility, recognising the fertile qualities in the region. Since the late 1800s, cattle grazing and sugar cane have been the economic mainstays here. The eerie glow of cane field fires make a spectacular sight at night from late June onwards. Now tourism is a major drawcard.

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Although it has many modern facilities (including a hospital, schools, library and sporting facilities), the town's Main Street is a reminder of how life used to be - particularly the 'art deco' period evident in the shop architecture which has been well preserved. Old-fashioned courtesies still survive in Proserpine, particularly at many of the charming retail outlets and country-style hotels.

You will find an excellent counter lunch at any of the Main Street pubs and soon find yourself yarning with the locals.

There are pleasant picnic grounds at Pioneer Park near the town entrance, Mill Street Park and the Cultural Centre. The bus stop for Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour is at the Mill Street Park which has an enormous historical shady fig tree. Rotary Park in Faust Street has a childrens playground.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Golfing
    Golfing
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Shopping
    Shopping
  • Ice Skating/Roller Skating
    Ice Skating/Roller Skating
  • Water Skiing
    Water Skiing
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

General Comments

Proserpine is home to Peter Faust Dam - Lake Proserpine. Head northwest past the Junior Sporting Complex along Crystalbrook Road for 20 kilometres and you will arrive at Peter Faust Dam. The dam is well known by all of the locals and now by some tourists as 'the place to fish for Barramundi'.


Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Proserpine Weather Today - Mostly sunny
Possible
shower
14 °C 6:23am EST 5:55pm EST

7 Day Forecast

  Fri,
22 Aug
Sat,
23 Aug
Sun,
24 Aug
Mon,
25 Aug
Tue,
26 Aug
Wed,
27 Aug
Thu,
28 Aug
Forecast Proserpine Weather Forecast - Possible shower
Possible
shower
Proserpine Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Proserpine Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Proserpine Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Proserpine Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Proserpine Weather Forecast - Sunny
Sunny
Proserpine Weather Forecast - Sunny
Sunny
Minimum 12°C 12°C 11°C 12°C 11°C 10°C 10°C
Maximum 25°C 26°C 26°C 27°C 27°C 28°C 28°C

Weather last updated at 11:18pm Friday, 22 August 2014.


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