Proserpine, our main commercial centre, is approximately 25 kilometres from Airlie Beach, was founded on sugar cane and the mill still operates today. Proserpine is a lovely historic township and worthy of a visit. Also located at Proserpine is the Proserpine Swimming Pool. This is a lovely Olympic size pool and heated during the winter. Its a great pool for the serious swimmer or just for a fun day. There are lap lanes for the serious swimmer who want to get into the water and do some 'mileage'.
Proserpine Swimming Pool is located at 79-83 Anzac Ave, Proserpine and now has a new extension water park which has a "zero depth" play for children of all ages.
• Olympic sized heated outdoor pool with shade cover and grandstand
• Heated outdoor toddler pool with shade cover
• Dedicated heated learn to swim pool with shade cover
• Beautiful landscaped grounds for relaxation
• Giant water inflatables
On the way out to Proserpine there is a turn-off taking you through the Conway Range to Conway Beach. This is a quaint sleepy little township worth a visit, don't forget to visit Cedar Creek Falls on the way to Conway. These falls are seasonal but they are still a beautiful part of the National Park. Likewise we have a bushwalk/rainforest walk through the Conway Ranges. This walking track goes for 25 kilometres (approximately) and finishes behind the township of Airlie Beach. You have the choice to do a relaxed 2 or 4 kilometre walk or overnight and walk the whole distance. Equally the full walk can be completed in abut 8 hours for the fit and active. (Weather permitting).
Heading North of the Whitsundays is Dingo Beach and Hideaway Bay. Both of these little pockets of local residents are very scenic and idyllic - giving the visitor a wonderful insight into some magical out-of-the-way areas where some locals live. The beaches are very nice and the Hotel on the beach is down-to-earth and friendly. A car is needed to visit these places due to their being 'off the beaten track' and basically just leading to beachfront. Doesn't get any better really!
There is lots more to experience and explore
in Airlie Beach and the surrounds, the above is just a small sample of what's on offer in our local area. Why not come and see for yourself?