Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine), Queensland, Australia

The Proserpine Airport (PPP) is more commonly known as the Whitsunday Coast Airport, because this is the premier hub for anyone wanting to spend some time discovering the wonders of the Whitsunday Islands, and the greater northeastern coast of Australian state of Queensland.

Servicing the Whitsunday region since 1946, the Proserpine Airport has undergone an upgrade in the last 10 years, and whilst it is not a large airport, it has enough facilities to see you through your journey comfortably. Passengers can utilise the delightful café, with a fully licensed bar where you can purchase refreshments and relax before or after your flight. There are toilet facilities and access to free WiFi throughout the terminal building. It is advised that if you need to use an ATM, any postal services, or need to purchase last minute travel items, that you access these at your departure or arrival destinations.

Airlines that fly routes to the Whitsunday Islands, and specifically Proserpine Airport are Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tiger Airways. There are non-stop routes available from Melbourne (MEL), Sydney (SYD) and Brisbane (BNE), with all other major cities connecting through these hubs.

Travel Information

· It is a popular choice to hire a car because the transport in this region isn’t that comprehensive. Avis, Budget and Europcar have branches in the airport, but you can also hire a car online with Skyscanner. For Proserpine, the drive is a quick 15 minutes, over 14km. Hop on Bruce Highway/A1, turn left onto Renwick Road, and right on Hinschen Street. For Airlie Beach, which is about 40km away from the airport, head southeast on Lascelles Avenue, and join the Bruce Highway/A1, and continue on until you see the Proserpine Shute Harbour Road/State Route 59, turn right on this road and follow it through three roundabouts. At the fourth, take the first exit onto Main Street.

· Whitsunday Transit runs buses that will transfer you to Proserpine or Airlie Beach. For Proserpine, the bus fare one-way is $12 and for a return it is $20, and for Airlie the costs are slightly higher at $20 for a single, and $34 for a return. Private shuttles, or airport transfers booked online, also run these routes for around the same price, and offer a door-to-door service, but these have to be booked before you land to be assured of availability.

· Taxis will often meet the flights coming into Proserpine Airport, but be warned this is easily the most expensive way to travel. A trip to Proserpine via taxi can cost around $40, and one to Airlie Beach can reach $100.

Please note that information is correct as of August 2016

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 Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine)

Driving hide 

Parking is available at the airport. The first half an hour of parking is free and charges apply subsequently, depending on the number of hours parked. Cars are available for hire from reputable car rental companies like Thrifty, Avis and Budget.

Taxi hide 

Taxis may be found at the taxi rank outside the terminal building. It is a fast and convenient way to travel to and from the airport.

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 Location Details

Longitude:148° 33' 25'' E
Latitude:20° 29' 45'' S

 Airport Location

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