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Paronella Park

1671 Japoonvale Rd, Mena Creek, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4065 0000
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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 trees. He even harnessed the waterfall for his electricity. It opened to the public in 1935.Today, visitors to the park marvel at the achievements of one man. Admission to Paronella Park is valid for 24 months and covers all of the tours (a 45 minute guided walk that explains this extraordinary story & takes you through the highlights,the stunning Darkness Falls Tour where the castles and waterfall are flood-lit to allow for amazing photo opportunities, and the hydro tour, giving you an in-depth look at the hydro electricity system that harnesses the power of the waterfall to provide the electricity for the whole Park). Admission also includes a souvenir guide book, fish food for feeding our resident fish and turtles, a bookmark, as well as a site for one night in the adjacent van park.
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1671 Japoonvale Rd, Mena Creek, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4065 0000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent the afternoon at Paronella Park at Mena Creek recently. It might be ruins but is heritage listed an has an amazing story to tell. Strolling around the gardens and walkways, looking at the old magical buildings and listening to the guides is a wonderful...More

Thank Rosanna P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here only because our previous host told us that we should not miss this - Paronella Park was quite a detour for us. We were quite happy that we took the detour. Admission seems a bit pricy, but everything is included - even...More

Thank Mi W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stayed in a cabin and from the moment we stepped out of our car we were so welcomed with friendly efficient check in and information provided. The cabin was gorgeous the night tour spectacular and the staff first class. A special thank you to our...More

Thank Libby C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An amazing historical place of one mans dream, and a lot of hard work, in beautiful tropical rain forest. The day and night tours were extremely informative. Service and enthusiasm of staff in the Cafe and gift store are great. Camping area is small, but...More

1  Thank 51merilyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

After the surprise of the cost (quite hefty but worth it) we were all amazed by Paronella Park. The kids were able to feed the fish, turtles, and eels down at the river and the property had an almost magical fairytale feel to it. Well...More

1  Thank Safetravels16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ticket admission valid for return visit for two years. The tour guide, Mai, was very informative and gave an interesting insight to the park. Surreal experience, someone's dream and the struggle to rebuilt and survive through natural disasters. Well worth a visit. Coffee shop/cafe looked...More

Thank WilmaBannon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were heading to Cairns and it was recommended to take some time to visit Paronella Park. It was a great recommendation. The gardens were very well maintained,our guide was very informative and enthusiastic about the park and very well versed in it's history. Totally...More

Thank Warren M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here before and it was great but I learned during this trip that the experience depends entirely on the guide. Our guide had a lackadaisical approach to dates/years and was not confident in the information she was providing, detracting from the experience and...More

Thank Patra_28
Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Pat, I'm so sorry to hear of this. I know you've been here before and had a great time, and it's so disappointing to me that we didn't live up to your last experience! I'd love to get some more information from you, if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely day at the park wandering around the gorgeous gardens and relaxing. We did the Hydro electric tour with Les who was very informative and passionate about the Park and local area. We will be back again soon and use our 2yr...More

1  Thank G2028BVdebras
Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so pleased that you had a great time, and that you received your two year pass out card so you can come see us again and again! Look forward to seeing you on your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful story behind the construction of this mystical place . Second time l've been here , today l brought my daughter and enjoyed it just as much today as l did a couple of years ago. It's great to step back in time , walk...More

Thank mooshee05
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Tracey Y
4 July 2017|
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Response from downunder45 | Reviewed this property |
every half hr and 2 tours in the evening I think 6pm & 7.30?
Alison P
26 December 2015|
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Response from Bridget E | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Yes, as the other answers have suggested, we can certainly cater for school groups. Please feel free to contact us directly, either by phone or email, and we can provide you with all the... More
19 November 2015|
Response from Bridget E | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Yes, we have a total of 21 powered sites in our small caravan park. It's a good idea to call ahead and book for these in the busy season, as they tend to fill up quickly! We also have... More