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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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"Excellent pies, muffins and coffee."

4/5 Very good Reviewed 3 days ago

"Friendly staff, great location with good prices and service. Is near a park with rest factilities, tables and shelter which is a nice bonus." more »

nesredep, Far North Queensland


5/5 Excellent Reviewed 22 days ago

"While on a touring holiday through northern Queensland we stopped into this fantastic bakery in Proserpine for breakfast. What a find!! Spotlessly clean, friendly staff and an amazing variety of all..." more »

Karen P, Ballarat, Australia

"The best vanilla slices I've ever tasted. All the pastries are equally delicious 🤗🤗🤗"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"Call in to this bakery for a special treat .You will find it hard to choose from a mouthwatering display of pastries and cakes." more »

Anne L, Proserpine, Australia

, Proserpine, Queensland 4800 Australia