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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 10 Places to Eat in Proserpine

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"Travelling thru "

4/5 Very good Reviewed 11 days ago

"Tucked in a corner and visited based on TripAdvisor rating. Had the special pulled pork. Great food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended" more »

Michael A

"Great country bakery with a wide selection of yummy cakes. Not good if dieting!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 12 days ago

"Staff were smiling and service was helpful and swift. Try the cakes, slices and pies - all of them great value, fresh and delicious!" more »

Susan R

"Busy bakery"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 1 month ago

"Always a line up to be served, which is a good indicator of how good this bakery is. Huge choice of fresh goodies." more »

Milo98, Proserpine, Australia

, Proserpine, Queensland 4800 Australia