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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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"Lunch and bread"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 1 month ago

"Good pies and cakes fresh bread and much more. A lot of get their lunch from here. Ok for caravanners to pick up lunch have a coffee and fresh bread and cakes. Theres snacks for the kids too." more »

Carl B

"Rainy day pies"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"If passing through or visiting and you are looking for that pie or pastry do a short detour off the main highway and you wont be dissapointed. Coffee,fresh donuts, pies and pastries are all fresh..." more »

Katrina W

"Tasty treats"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 2 months ago

"We went in for a coffee & a bite and asked for the favorite pastries. The recommend the “continental vanilla slice” and the “trifle cup”. Both were delicious as well as the cappuccino. The pies also..." more »

Arno0571, Palmdale, California

, Proserpine, Queensland 4800 Australia