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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.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $7.00 1 June 2010 – 31 December 2014
Child $3.00 1 June 2010 – 31 December 2014
Student $3.00 1 June 2010 – 31 December 2014

Open Times

Note: Open 0900 to 1600 and by appointment for groups of ten or more for weekend visits. Closed for a minimum of one month over the Christmas period.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities

Other Information

Accessibility:

Disabled facilities are available including parking, access to building, toilets and seating in foyer/verandah.

Children:

Children are welcome however they must be supervised/accompanied by a responsible adult.
192 Main Street
Proserpine, Whitsunday Area
Queensland
Australia

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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

Proserpine, Whitsunday Area
Proserpine is the admin and service centre for the Whitsundays region. 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. Now tourism is a major drawcard. 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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