The area is rich in water activities. A short drive to the Peter Faust Dam – perfect for Big Barra fishing with a boat ramp available as well. Relax and enjoy the BBQ facilities and amenities. On the Proserpine River is a perfect river for boating, fishing and croc sighting adventures. There are many great local beaches to enjoy such as Dingo Beach, Hydeaway Bay, Conway Beach, Wilsons Beach and Airlie Beach. The Whitsunday Islands, with more than 74 islands offers resorts, sailing, snorkelling and sunset cruises for your pleasure. Airlie Beach is a great for shopping, restaurants and coffee shops.
The town also offers scenic views with a stunning lagoon to cool off in, on a hot day. During the Sugar Cane Harvest you can experience the spectacle of the cane harvest between July and November with cane fires lighting up the twilight sky. The area also offers some wonderful Birdwatching offering abundant birdlife – so bring your camera and binoculars.