When to fly
Due to the ideal weather conditions, it is clear why the high season is June, July and August. This is a great time to take a flight to Proserpine, especially if you are hoping to spend your trip outdoors, for instance having picnics in the park or visiting Cedar Creek Falls. Other peak season periods occur around the times of big events, for example, the Show Whitsunday at Proserpine Showgrounds, which takes place in June. This family event hopes to showcase the residents’ many talented pursuits, with a wide array of activities including agricultural events, horticulture and cooking competitions, comedy shows and juggling workshops.
The wet season, from November to April, is also the low season. This is the best time to look for cheap flights to Proserpine and deals on hotels. If you don’t mind a bit of rain and are planning on spending most of your time indoors visiting attractions, such as, the Historical Museum and Cultural Hall, then this is the perfect time to plan your holiday.
When travellers take cheap flights to Proserpine, chances are their final destinations are Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. A bit of time in this pleasant country town (the administrative centre of the Whitsunday Shire), however, provides a nice change of pace.
Proserpine's business is sugar and beef. Legend has it that the town received its name from the explorer George Dalyrmple, who was struck by the rich fertile landscapes and called it after Persephone, the Greek goddess of fertility (Proserpine is the Latin name). Today, fields of sugar cane still dominate the countryside and the Proserpine Sugar Mill is a landmark.
There are some charming Art Deco buildings dotted about Main Street, and the Historical Museum and Cultural Hall shine a light on Proserpine's past. For picnics and playgrounds, Pioneer Park and Mill Street Park are both pleasant spaces.
A little outside Proserpine (19km), Cedar Creek Falls is a beautiful spot for bush walks with a year-round natural swimming pool. Slightly further away, about 30 km, is Conway National Park, which has sumptuous views over the Whitsundays.
Lake Proserpine (also known as Peter Faust Dam) is 26 km inland from Proserpine, a favourite with fishermen who find some of the largest Barramundi and Sooty Grunter in its waters.