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The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Island Wonders, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. Right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to the Whitsundays is a feast for the senses. The stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns. Whether you choose to base yourself on the coast or on the islands, there's so much to do, you'll have to work out how to fit it all in!

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The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Island Wonders, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. Right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to the Whitsundays is a feast for the senses. The stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns. Whether you choose to base yourself on the coast or on the islands, there's so much to do, you'll have to work out how to fit it all in!

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Just 20 minutes inland from Airlie Beach, Proserpine is charming Aussie town offering traditional country hospitality. Named by early explorer George Dalrymple after the Greek goddess Persephone, sugar cane and cattle grazing have been the economic mainstays in the town since the late 1800's. The eerie glow of cane fires can still be seen at night from late June onwards, a spectacular sight to catch on camera.

The main street's well preserved 'art deco' shop architecture is a reminder of how life used to be. Old-fashioned courtesies thrive in Proserpine, particularly at the local shops and country-style hotels which serve hearty-sized meals and cold Queensland beer. Make sure you venture off the main street in Proserpine to find some hidden gems of stores located in the alleyways around the main street, including Colour Me Crazy, a boutique gift store which needs to be experienced to be believed! 

There is a good range of accommodation in Proserpine from caravan parks and backpacker accommodation to motels conveniently located on the Bruce Highway. 

Proserpine sits in a fertile basin dominated by swaying cane fields and stunning valley views.

The town maintains its old-fashioned charm with its Art Deco architecture and friendly, laid-back hospitality.

Enjoy a counter meal with the locals at any one of the four pubs lining the main street and if you’re very lucky, they might take you fishing on Lake Proserpine in search of the iconic barramundi.

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