LAKE Proserpine lakeside camping has hit 10,000 bookings, with caretakers Ilsa Belska-Houston and Mark Houston estimating there have been more than 30,000 guests, since 2021.
“We’ve been taking official bookings since July 2021, although we have had 10,000 bookings we’re looking more like 30,000 guests, ” Mr Houston said.
“Lake Proserpine is what we believe to be the quintessential love story between a beautiful lake and the Aussie bush, so when guests come to visit us here, they genuinely feel like they get that getaway experience,” Mrs Belska-Houston said.
“They come here to go fishing, we are the home of the metre Barra, they also come here just to relax and unwind.
“We have families in the water, on a biscuit being dragged behind a boat, and then we also have beautiful sunsets, which just seem to go on forever here, and an abundant wildlife selection also.”
Lake Proserpine now has a range of facilities including toilets, showers and a well-stocked kiosk.
Recently, it has introduced water sports including kayaks and paddleboards and, most recently, there is the option of partaking in the glamping experience with WI-FI now available across the whole site.
In April, children will be able to camp for free at Lake Proserpine, which chief operating officer aviation and tourism Craig Turner said would help families really enjoy the facility, this Easter.
“What we’re looking at doing is actually continuing to invest through state grants and federal grants, so we’re looking at powered sites, cabins, community camp kitchens, really all the things you’d expect to see and do at such a great place like Lake Proserpine.
“What we’re going to do for the month of April is kids camp for free. So, what we’re trying to do is make it acceptable for all.
“So come down here for Easter, kids camp free. Catch the big metre barra off the pontoons and just really enjoy the facility.”