Airlie Beach Sugar Mill Tours

With sugarcane fields on one side and the Whitsunday waters on another, it is easy to see why Airlie Beach is such an interesting town to visit. The local sugar mills are a great way to spend a day as they provide informative tours ranging from the History of the industry to the way a sugar cane farm operates today.

The nearby region of Proserpine has a booming sugar industry and the local sugar mill has gone from harvesting sugar cane by hand to mechanically driven harvesters which can cut more than 1 tonne of cane a minute. During the sugar-crushing season, which is from July through to September, sugar mill tours located near Airlie Beach are conducted and can teach you some really interesting facts about the sugar industry.

All sugar mill tours include free samples of fresh sugar cane juice and include a light morning or afternoon tea. So, take a tour of a working sugar cane farm as it is a truly fabulous experience. Airlie Beach has hidden surprises and a sugar mill tour is one of them.