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Paronella Park

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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1671 Japoonvale Rd, Mena Creek, Queensland 4871, Australia
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+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 lake barrine per adult suspension bridge spanish castle josephine falls well worth the visit scones
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is not much left of the two castles, however, it still provides a magical glimpse into the past. Walking around the park providesa glimpse into the passion that drives peopke to build unique buildings and gardens that last an eternity. Day or night tours,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alastair J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon at Paronella Park today. We were greeted upon arrival, staff was very friendly and informative, and we got a private tour around the park as we were the only ones there for the tour. Tour guide Alexis was incredible, super...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 909odam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place. Loved the history of the place. Different from the normal tourist attractions. Maybe not for young children.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robyndevans2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Paronella Park last week for the second time and again the visit was made most enjoyable by the friendly and knowledgeable guides. The history of the park, friendly staff, the rainforest and kauri trees all make this place a great experience even in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank I7397YCmoniques
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. We loved the park and the history and to go back in town and relive what it would have been like back then. Jose’ was certainly an inspiration with all his hardworking that has stood the test of time with a little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Leonie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply put, the park is nice but the 45 minute tour of it simply didn’t justify $46 each. $90 for two adults and we were there about 1.5hrs... nice gardens but you can get nice gardens for free in lots of places. I just didn’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Loopieluke
Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Luke, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback, both negative and positive, as feedback helps us to grow. I'm glad that you think the Park is nice - we do too! But when Jose Paronella built the Park in the 1920's and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and were greeted by the lovely Mark, so full of enthusiam. Our tour guide Les was the perfect story teller for the amazing history of Paronella park. Mandy was great at the night time tour, very funny, passionate and great at taking photos...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jemma H
Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jemma, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad that you had such a good time! Mark, Les, and Mandy are all wonderful members of our team, and we're pleased that you had a chance to meet them all. If you're...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends had recommended we visit Paronella. Whilst staying in Cairns we decided we would take a break from the city and head down to Paronella Park for the night. Prior to arriving, we called ahead and booked a cabin. The admission price is very reasonable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brittany D
Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Brittany, Thank you for your lovely review, we're so pleased that you had a wonderful time visiting us here at the Park! This weekend was definitely a scorcher... FNQ is in the midst of a heatwave at the moment and we are feeling it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit this park on a whim and it ended up being one of the most memorable places we visited. The people who run it do an incredible job at keeping the story of Paronella Park alive. The price to visit is very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stinna J
Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Stinna, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Park, and were able to take in both the day time and evening tours. Next time, you'll have to do the hydro tour! It's included...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was really nice and welcoming but the park itself not worth the money. I can imagine that this place has been gorgeous back in the days, but seeing the remains of an old castle and paying over $50 for it.. Can’t recommend to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank laurapS4491ZN
Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Laura, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback, both good and bad, as feedback helps us to grow. I'm glad that you enjoyed the excellent customer service provided by our team - they truly are an awesome group of people. Having these...More

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WendyB456
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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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2 August 2018|
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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
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