Why you should visit Lake Proserpine
There is probably no better feeling than watching the last pick of the sun hiding in the water, while you prepare a delicious meal with your friends and family knowing that the milky way will be soon visible over your heads and a fun camping night is about to start. If you are this kind of nature-lover, Lake Proserpine is your spot.
Water sports and fishing
Also known as Peter Faust Dam, Lake Proserpine is suitable for many water sports like boating, kayaking, swimming, wakeboarding and even sailing. Visitors are reminded to stay away from the dam wall at least 200 metres and be aware of the submerged trees in some areas.
Don't forget your rod if you are planning to visit the lake! Fishing is one of the greatest attractions of the dam, due to the stocked fish that remains in the lake like Barramundi, Sooty Grunter and Saratoga. The lake is known for big barramundi, with some captured over 120cm in length, and there are no vessels restrictions although onshore fishing is not permitted.
Everyone is allowed to camp 72hs for free in Lake Proserpine campground (Station Rd, -20.37053, 148.379215). A large picnic area is provided with toilets, showers, phone reception and rubbish bins. Pets are also welcome!
More activities near Lake Proserpine
Discovering Proserpine can become an amazing family weekend if you know where to go! Let us help you.
To start with, take your kids to Proserpine Water Park located on Anzac Street to splash and enjoy. A great plan that the youngest love.
For a more thrilling activity, contact Crocodile Safari and experience a safe and close encounter with the crocodiles of the wild Whitsundays area while you cruise the calm waters of Prosperine River.
If you are a coffee lover, and we think you are, don´t miss your chance of exploring Australia´s largest coffee plantation right here in Proserpine!
Whitsunday Gold is known for its delicious and award-winning Arabic coffee that you will love to taste and also learn about it. Surrounded by a stunning view and bordered by the Proserpine River, this valley is home to 140,000 Arabic trees and counts with the perfect scenery to enjoy a traditionally Queensland experience.
While you appreciate one of the best coffees in the region, the little ones can play in the big indoor children´s playground.
Before leaving Proserpine remember to quench your thirst for knowledge at the Historical Museum located on Bruce Highway and learn the history of this area since when our indigenous ancestors owned the land.
The museum is opened from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm and by appointment only for weekend visits.