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Paronella Park

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“night tour”(388 reviews)
“guided tour”(203 reviews)
“current owners”(53 reviews)
Everyone has a dream. Jose Paronella’s dream became a reality. On 5 Hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants and...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1671 Japoonvale Rd, Mena Creek, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4065 0000
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All reviews night tour guided tour current owners jose paronella entry fee fish food feed the fish amazing history atherton tablelands free camping per adult lake barrine suspension bridge spanish castle josephine falls well worth the visit scones
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So this is a true gem in the middle of literal nowhere. The staff here may be the nicest group of people you will find. They have great tour guides as well. Everyone is helpful and fun. The park is basically a bunch of trails,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank P G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great tour and stunning park. We really enjoyed finding all the secret paths and features. Fish and turtle feeding was fun too

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Les take us on our walk. Les has great knowledge and was informative and easy going. It’s amazing to see how one man made his dream come true who was also Cleary way ahead of his time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darrenbL9167US
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful park, well maintained, well informed and spoken tour leaders. We went on a particularly hot day and the park provided lots of drinking water at the kiosk area, sunscreen, insect repellent and umbrellas to protect you from the sun. The park has such...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tanyal304
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The night tour was definately well worth the trip! Mandy, our tour guide, was wonderful, and as a bonus, the owner, Mark, was waiting at the end to hand us a piece of stone from one of the buildings. Very memorable experience.More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Rebecca S
Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Rebecca, Thank you very much for your kind review of Paronella Park. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that the lovely Mandy took good care of you. Mark loves greeting all of our visitors at the end of the evening, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Paronella Park today with our teenage son and a friend and from the moment we stepped in . We were so pleasantly greeted and looked after it was so good. The tour was informative and fun . This place is so amazing. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank DamoDanica
Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Park, we're so pleased that you guys enjoyed your time with us! We hope you received your passout card - it's included in the cost of entry and allows you free of charge...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my fifth visit, hubby’s third, my son’s second and my daughter’s first. It is a truly magical place which we all enjoyed. We chose to do a tour and our guide was Alexis who got the balance right between telling the Paronella story...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank B2ZFam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Paronella Park in December 2018. This place is a must see! Our tour guide Les was amazing. He had great knowledge and made the 45 minute tour interesting and also we had a good laugh. We travel with our dog...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank madalyn92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Paronella Park a lot over the years between work and pleasure visits. I tend to take visiting family there when they come to town. We were in Mission Beach and it had been raining so I knew the falls would be raging....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank travelifestyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Paronella Park and expected a castle but found an old pile of mouldy rocks, that is all! Crocodiles prevent visitor from swimming and there is NO CASTLE. At over $40.00/person it is too expensive, very poor value, give it a miss

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank dorisc608
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Response from Babebond | Reviewed this property |
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Response from turshab | Reviewed this property |
There’s a cafe there that does food.
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Response from Bob N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - can’t remember the policy on dogs The staff are excellent on the phone, so that would be the best way to discover that policy. They do have a second park behind the hotel, but you must be equipped to manage your Grey... More