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Proserpine

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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.

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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Ranked #1 of 11 Places to Eat in Proserpine

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"Excellent"
rated by 39 travellers

"Very good"
rated by 22 travellers

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rated by 1 travellers

"Fantastic food and service"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"This is not just a pie shop bakery .. it is a wonderful pie shop and bakery We needed to get Apple Charlottes but they do not bake these every day.. we asked for 4 and they specially made them for..." more »

Davidb18, Melbourne, Australia

"Fantastic"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 2 months ago

"Great food and coffee. Friendly staff always served quickly so I can get back to work. Lots of oasteries to choose from" more »

grittner65, Proserpine, Australia

"Yummy Cakes"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 2 months ago

"Visited on Sunday 23rd September. We called in there just before lunch time to pick up some cakes and went across the road to enjoy them. They have all the usual items for a bakery as well as coffee..." more »

Michael-4551, Caloundra, Australia
1 person found this review helpful

, Proserpine, Queensland 4800 Australia