Proserpine is a small town inland from Airlie Beach that's found on the main highway. The town itself isn't much to shout about, there aren't a huge number of things to do here, but it does give excellent access to the surrounding areas of wilderness and the many national parks nearby. You can get to Lake Proserpine easily and you can get to the Proserpine River to experience the slightly terrifying sight of crocodiles, in their natural habitat.
Northerlies is amazing!!