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Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Proserpine along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Proserpine and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
When people visit Proserpine chances are their final destinations are Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. A bit of time in this pleasant country town provides a nice change of pace.
Proserpine’s business is sugar and beef. Legend has it that the town received its name from the explorer George Dalyrmple, who was struck by the rich fertile landscapes and called it after Persephone, the Greek goddess of fertility (Proserpine is the Latin name). Today, fields of sugar cane still dominate the countryside and the Proserpine Sugar Mill is a landmark.
There are some charming Art Deco buildings dotted about Main Street, and the Historical Museum and Cultural Hall shine a light on Proserpine’s past. For picnics and playgrounds, Pioneer Park and Mill Street Park are both pleasant spaces.
A little outside Proserpine (19km or 12 miles), Cedar Creek Falls is a beautiful spot for bush walks with a year-round natural swimming pool. Slightly further away, about 30km (19 miles), is Conway National Park, which has sumptuous views over the Whitsundays.
Lake Proserpine (also known as Peter Faust Dam) is 26km (16 miles) inland from Proserpine, a favourite with fishermen who find some of the largest Barramundi and Sooty Grunter in its waters.
Proserpine has two main seasons. The wet season runs from November to April and the dry season from May to October. Thunderstorms, high winds, flooding and cyclones are all to be expected during the wet season. The dry season is warm and sunny. Temperatures range between 23 and 32 C (75 and 90 F) year-round.
The high season in Proserpine is June, July and August. Other peak-season events are the Proserpine Show (end of June), the Professional Bull Riders event (September) and the Harvest Festival (October).
The wet season is the low season – November to April.