Proserpine is the heart of country hospitality. Named by the explorer George Dalrymple, after Proserpina the goddess of grain and harvest, recognising the fertile qualities in the region. Since the late 1800s, cattle grazing and sugar cane have been the economic mainstays here.
Cedar Creek Falls
The perfect place for a dip in clear water. Like a well-kept secret, this spot is hidden away behind trees and rocks. Walking through the path, the trees and bushes give way to a gem of a place that now has a loyal following. Surrounded by cedar trees, a rocky wall, a cascading waterfall, complete with sparkling water, Cedar Creek Falls is rightly named.
Visit the Historical Proserpine Museum, where you can learn about the interesting history of this sugar cane and cattle town. The facility is a multi-purpose venue, which houses the museum collection, and offers the opportunity for genealogical and extensive local history research. It affords educational benefits to locals and visitors alike has been embraced as a cultural centre for local arts and crafts, book fairs and travelling exhibitions.
Lake Proserpine (Peter Faust Dam)
Lake Proserpine (known as Peter Faust Dam) is an ideal spot for camping, water sports and freshwater fishing. In fact, Lake Proserpine is renowned for having more barramundi over a metre in length than any other impoundment in Australia!
Whitsunday Crocodile Safari Whitsunday Crocodile Safari is an excursion into the estuaries and wetlands of the Whitsundays. This unique tropical environment is home to many species of native and migratory birds, mammals, reptiles and marine animals, including approximately 150 estuarine crocodiles.