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“excellent day trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paronella Park

Paronella Park
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Paronella Park Mamu Skywalk Waterfalls Rainforest and Wildlife Day Night Tour
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Owner description: Everyone has a dream. José 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 12 months and covers all of the tours (a 45 minute guided walk that explains this extraordinary story & takes you through the highlights as well as the stunning Darkness Falls Tour where the castles and waterfall are flood-lit to allow for amazing photo opportunities). Admission also includes the souvenir guide book, fish food, umbrellas, access to the online photo gallery as well as a site for one night in the adjacent van park.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Mossman, Australia
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“excellent day trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

Paronella Park is worth a visit. Excellent guide (Linzi) who told us all about the amazing and industrious Jose Paronella and the history of the castles and gardens. Good night walk too if you can stay late enough (we stayed at Mena Creek Eco Gardens just across the road). Another excellent talk by Linzi rounded off the evening. A really very good visit. I think that sometimes attractions are over hyped - I don't think Paronella Park rates "best of 150 attractions in Far North Queensland - RACQ" but it is well worth the visit - fascinating at the very least. Staff seem very motivated and interested in their work. Well done all round

Visited April 2012
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Brisbane
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Just Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

We decided to visit the park after some websites had suggested it was a 'Must Do' while in the area. After being in the Park for about 5 minutes, we were very pleased we had made the effort.

Not only is the Park one of the most beautiful spaces I have ever laid my eyes on, but the story behind it all is really inspiring.

The Park is a visual masterpiece and Jose (the gentleman who created it all) is a genius.

I left with my Jaw on the ground. Enough said.

Visited April 2012
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Townsville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Top spot for north Qld”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Paronella park was lovely, we stayed 2 nights in the cabins which were quite cosy. the Park facilities are lovely and clean and the tours are great.

Visited March 2012
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Cairns
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“One mans remarkable vision”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Paronella Park is an incredible place to visit and acnowledge the amazing vision of Jose Paronella. I have visited many times over the past few years, taking visitors there. It truly is a magical place and even though your experience does differ depending on the knowledge of your guide we have always enjoyed our visits there.

Visited September 2011
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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Magical place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

With no grand expectation I went to Paronella and was totally blown away...what a beautiful and interesting place to visit. You will never understand the magic of this place until you see it first hand... def worth going.

Visited April 2012
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