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Proserpine - Cities, Towns and Localities
Proserpine is the administrative centre of the Whitsunday’s and a major Queensland sugar producing region. Located on the Proserpine River. Sugar has been grown and milled here since the 1860’s with the first mill opening for business in 1897. The entire town is surrounded by sugar cane fields and extend in all directions for many thousands of hectares.

The town is dominated by the massive sugar mill which processes in excess of 2 million tonnes of cane each year, producing approximately 285 000 tonnes of raw sugar all of which is sent for export.

The Giru Dala tribe were the original inhabitants of the Proserpine region all of whom were dispossessed of their range lands early on in Proserpine’s history. Very few of them remain in the area however a reconciliation group has been established to try and rebuild the relationships between the white and aboriginal inhabitants.

Check out our listing of Airlie Beach accommodation and Whitsunday accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Whitsunday Information Centre
192 Main Street / Bruce Hwy
Ph: 07 4945 3711
Freecall: 1800 801 252
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Proserpine Attractions

Billabong Sanctuary
• Ph: 07 4778 8344 • Email
Billabong Sanctuary is Australia’s best interactive wildlife experience. Nowhere else in Australia will you have the opportunity to interact with so many of Australia’s native animals. Your experience will be enhanced by the Sanctuary’s friendly staff of rangers from whom you will gain a tremendous knowledge of Australian animals and where to find these animals in the wild.
Peter Faust Dam
Popular watering hole for the locals, water skiing, picnics and barbecue facilities.
Proserpine Historical Museum
• 192 Main Street, PROSPERPINE QLD 4800 • Ph: 07 4945 3969 • Fax: 07 4945 1155
Houses a great collection of local memorabilia and exhibitions, brining to life the history of the region’s sugar cane and cattle industries. One of the museum highlights is ‘Digger’, a steam locomotive that served in Europe during World War I and Queensland’s sugar industry in the 1920s. The museum also contains a range of educational and recreational activities for children.

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