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Proserpine is a town in the Central region of Queensland. It is the administrative/service centre and gateway to the Whitsunday Region by road, rail and air. In 2016, Proserpine had a population of 3,600.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Proserpine Airport (PPP IATA also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport) (about 10 km south of town). The two main airlines flying to here are Virgin Australia, Tiger Air and Jetstar direct from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. A number of buses serve the terminal, and drive to Airlie Beach or other locations but all but one must be prebooked. The tickets cost a flat $15 per person one way and can be purchased in a queue at a clearly marked booth just inside the arrival gate. The bus driver mans the booth, and when everyone has got a ticket (about 30-40 minutes wait from arrival) the bus gets going. Another option is to take a taxi, for which there is also a booth inside the arrivals gate. However taxi rides seem to match the bus price, and cost $15 per person. Also, there may not be any taxis waiting. The ride to Airlie beach is smooth and takes about 40 minutes. The driver will ask where you are staying and take you to the door of the hostel or hotel in Airlie Beach. Whitsunday Coast Airport (Q2567209) on Wikidata Whitsunday Coast Airport on Wikipedia

By train[edit]

Queensland Rail has twice weekly services running from Proserpine to Brisbane on the "Tilt Train".

Get around[edit]


Wilson's Beach
  • Proserpine Mill chimneys. 62 high
  • Proserpine water tower and associated mural.
Prince of Wales Hotel
  • Art Deco facades.
  • Peter Faust Dam.
  • Proserpine Historical Museum.




  • Cafe 22, 22 Main St, Proserpine, +61 7 4945 2424. Monday to Saturday 8AM-4PM.



  • 1 A and A Motel, 156 Main Street, Proserpine, +61 7 4945 1888. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. It is on the Bruce Highway, beside Caltex, between Red Rooster & Subway. Walking distance to Town Centre. Home cooked breakfast & dinners served to your room.
  • 2 Proserpine Motel, 32-38 Herbert Street, Proserpine (turn left down Herbert Street when you get to Woolworths), +61 7 4945 4511.
  • 3 Reef Gardens Motel, 206-208 Bruce Highway Proserpine (stay on the Bruce Highway until you see it), +61 7 4945 1288, . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM.
  • 4 Whitsunday Palms Motel, Bruce Highway, Proserpine, +61 7 4945 1868, .
  • 5 Proserpine Tourist Park, 79 - 83 Anzac Rd, Proserpine.

Stay safe[edit]

Throughout Australia, the number for emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) is 000. When using a mobile or cell phone, the numbers 000 and 112 are free of charge, and connect using any of the available networks. Emergency numbers such as 911 and 999 do not work within Australia.

In non-emergency situations contact Police Link on 131 444 or the Proserpine Police Station on (07) 4945 9666 or visit the station at 14 Mill Street Monday to Friday between 8AM to 1PM and 2PM to 4PM.

Stay healthy[edit]


Church services[edit]

  • 2 Anglican Church, 8 Main Street. Sundays at 8:00am and Wednesdays at 9:00am. St Paul's Anglican Church, Proserpine (Q24189450) on Wikidata St Paul's Anglican Church, Proserpine on Wikipedia

Also operates St Paul's Op Shop, 5 Dobbins Lane, open Monday to Friday 9AM-4PM and Saturday from 9AM-noon. Call 07 4945 1141

Go next[edit]

Routes through Proserpine
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