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Peter Faust Dam

Proserpine, Whitsunday Area

Free Entry 

Just 30 minutes from Proserpine is Peter Faust Dam, also known as Lake Proserpine. An ideal spot for watersports and freshwater fishing. Peter Faust Dam is renowned as home to more 1m plus barramundi than any other impoundment in Australia! A combination of tropical climate with long summers and mild winters, the dam has no closed barra season so can be fished all year round and is annually restocked with over 20,000 barramundi fingerlings. The submerged branches and structure surrounding the lake make it the ideal spot for other species like sooty grunter, sleepy cod and saratoga. Local fishing tackle stores and guided trips are available all year round.

Lake Proserpine plays host to fishing competitions, with campground accommodation at Camp Kanga closeby making it an ideal sports fishing destination. Bring your crab pots too because redclaw and freshwater crayfish also inhabit the lake. There is a concrete boat ramp to take craft up to 8m situated next to the BBQ areas.

All this lies a short drive from Airlie Beach, the gateway to the famous Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, so once you've had your fill of barramundi there are 74 Whitsunday Islands to explore off the coast.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Child Activities

Activities

  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Crabbing
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wilderness Walking
  • Wind Surfing
Crystal Brook Road
Proserpine, Whitsunday Area
Queensland
Australia

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Wings Mini Four Wheel Drive

Multiple Locations
From AU$155.00 - 155.00
Wings half day Mini Four Wheel Drive tour will take you exploring the amazing Whitsunday hinterlands in their mini Four Wheel Drives. Enjoy scenic trails through the grasslands, marshlands, wetlands, creek beds and mud pits. Tackle the man made obstacle challenge area where the log hop, tyre crawl and off camber challenge are just some of the exciting challenges awaiting you. Finish with the mud pit challenge area with everyone getting a chance to have a splash.

Colour Me Crazy

Proserpine, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Colour Me Crazy is an amazing eclectic Aladdins cave. There are jewels and home wares from all parts of the world, beautiful unusual clothing that you will not find anywhere else. Truly an amazing store – visitors from all over the world come to visit and is amazed at what they find. Come and see – you’re crazy if you don’t!

Whitsunday Crocodile Safari

Multiple Locations
From AU$129.00 - 129.00
See Estuarine Crocodiles in the wild in the Whitsundays. There is more to the Whitsundays than just reef and islands. Estuaries and wetlands skirt the coastline near Proserpine River which is home to many species of native birds, mammals, reptiles and marine animals. Whitsunday Crocodile Safari provides a very unique "Australian Nature Experience". Operating from their campsite base, which is established on the bank of Proserpine River, guests can cruise in pristine crocodile habitat, explore a mangrove ecosystem and travel through a melaleuca forest and freshwater wetland environment. They offer guests a professional, well managed (all weather) day tour with expert commentary, delicious barbecue lunch and traditional Australian Billy Tea and Damper. The campsite features a covered seating area with tables and toilet facilities and complementary cold water and refreshments are also available. As an owner-operated tour, excellent customer service and attention to detail is guaranteed. Established in 2000, Whitsunday Crocodile Safari is a Green Travel Leader, and has held Advanced Certification with Ecotourism Australia since 2002.

Peter Faust Dam

Proserpine, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Just 30 minutes from Proserpine is Peter Faust Dam, also known as Lake Proserpine. An ideal spot for watersports and freshwater fishing. Peter Faust Dam is renowned as home to more 1m plus barramundi than any other impoundment in Australia! A combination of tropical climate with long summers and mild winters, the dam has no closed barra season so can be fished all year round and is annually restocked with over 20,000 barramundi fingerlings. The submerged branches and structure surrounding the lake make it the ideal spot for other species like sooty grunter, sleepy cod and saratoga. Local fishing tackle stores and guided trips are available all year round. Lake Proserpine plays host to fishing competitions, with campground accommodation at Camp Kanga closeby making it an ideal sports fishing destination. Bring your crab pots too because redclaw and freshwater crayfish also inhabit the lake. There is a concrete boat ramp to take craft up to 8m situated next to the BBQ areas. All this lies a short drive from Airlie Beach, the gateway to the famous Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, so once you've had your fill of barramundi there are 74 Whitsunday Islands to explore off the coast.

Cedar Creek Falls

Proserpine, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Located approximately 20 kilometres from Proserpine on Saltwater Creek Road, off Conway Beach Road is the picturesque Cedar Creek Falls. These waterfalls are spectacular in the wet season and offer a year-round natural swimming pool at the base of the falls. They are set in a natural rock amphitheatre. The flora and fauna will amaze you, particularly the strangler figs, red and white cedars and wild orchids. There are also bush walks up and around the falls. Majestic Alexandra Palms line the creek as it continues its journey to the ocean. Please note that jumping or diving off the waterfall is dangerous and strictly prohibited.

Proserpine Historical Museum

Proserpine, Whitsunday Area
Visit the Historical Proserpine Museum, where you can learn about the interesting history of this sugar cane and cattle town. The establishment of a permanent museum in the Whitsunday region was a major initiative with strong support throughout the whole community. The facility is a multi-purpose venue, which houses the museum collection, and offers the opportunity for genealogical and extensive local history research. It affords educational benefits to locals and visitors alike has been embraced as a cultural centre for local arts and crafts, book fairs and travelling exhibitions. The museum bridges the decades since Federation with historical, thought-provoking displays that showcase the most significant achievements of the region during the last century.

Tiger Moth Adventures

Multiple Locations
From AU$125.00 - 360.00
Enjoy scenic and aerobatic tours in a Vintage Tiger Moth Bi-Plane with Tiger Moth Adventures. Take a scenic tour of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach from the open cockpit Tiger Moth. Experience the wind in your hair as it whistles through the rigging wires of the wings is part of the romance and nostalgia of flying in a Vintage Tiger Moth. Dance with the clouds in an aircraft which some regard as the ballerina of the skies. For the "Adrenaline Junkie", take one of the Aerobatic flights. Sit down, belt up and hang on as staff put the Tiger Moth through its paces. Whether you want mild aerobatics with loops, rolls, chandells and cuban eights or wild aeros which also include spins, stalled turns, immellmans and inverted stalls, the Tiger Moth with its slow airspeed ensures you will enjoy the experience of true aerobatic flight.
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