Midge Point, a locality on Repulse Bay, is 30 km south of Proserpine. It is in the Mackay local government area, although 75 km from Mackay itself.

Midge Point was almost unknown until 1992 when the Turtle Point golf course at Laguna Quays resort was opened. The resort, immediately north of Midge Point, on an area of 1850 ha, has been renamed Laguna Whitsundays. Developed by Japanese investors, it was a acquired by David Marriner in the early 2000s for $26 million, 10% of the original cost. Marriner enlarged the land holding to 3200 ha and embarked on two extra golf courses and the building of an airstrip to take international aircraft; the facility would replace the municipal Proserpine airport which, in 2002 reputedly ran at a loss but later came into profit from vastly improved tourist visitation at the Whitsundays. The Laguna airport would cater to golf-mad Japanese and service Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands.

Proposals for Laguna also included a town of 3500 people.

Laguna Whitsundays has a marina, a variety of accommodation units, active land sales and continued dependence on Proserpine's airport, which it unsuccessfully tried to buy.

Midge Point has a caravan park, and its census populations have been:

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Laguna Quays' census populations have been:

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Courier Mail, 2 April 2005.


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