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Address: 1671 Innisfail Japoon Road | Japoonvale Road, Mena Creek, Queensland 4871, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 4065 0000
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Description: Everyone has a dream. José Paronella’s dream became a reality. On 5...
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.
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Would never get married there again!

Having my Wedding Ceremony at Paronella Park was a terrible experience. Wish i picked a different venu.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Having my Wedding Ceremony at Paronella Park was a terrible experience. Wish i picked a different venu.

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Dimbulah, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The park exceeded our expectations, the photos are beautiful but you'll be amazed when you get there! Our tour guy was brilliant, he told us the park history in a very interesting and fun way. It was a super hot day though, a big mistake to get there at midday, so we left to go swimming. We will definitely be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Mena Creek Falls were spectacular and the view from the picnic area was fantastic.Jack ,a local guide was interesting and gave us a really enjoyable tour. Paronella Park is like an abandoned castle with beautiful plants and animals. The story of Jose Paronalla and his wife Marguerite is fascinating.Congratulations to the new owners for restoring this beautiful attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My Partner and I where in the area and thought we'd better check out Paronella Park. Not knowing what to expect when we pulled up. Our problem was we where traveling with our beagle! so was pretty positive we would have to skip it as we didnt want to leave our dog in the car. But.. To our surprise we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is sooooo amazing. I would love to say a huge thank you to Jo who welcome my family and I. Her bubbly attitude on welcome and departure mad the experance that much better. The tour that we went on was also amazing. The way Jack showed us around the park and told the story was unbelievable. All the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit and my husband's first. It was a lovely atmosphere and our tour group was delighful as we progressed through the story of the park, if it's a hot day you'll look forward to the cool environment at the end of the tour (the cave). We got free fish food and upon leaving and talking with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very expensive to get in $43 for an adult so it cost us over $100 to get in. Our 45 min tour was only 20min. It was very interesting but not worth the money.

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Pinjarra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is the second time in 2 years I have visited Paronella Park. The staff are amazing and extremely informative. The night tour is a must for every traveller, young or old. The personal touch of the actual owner greeting you at the commencement of your tour makes you feel more than welcome to "his" passion. Will definitely be back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

an interesting break in our journey. Its hard to believe one man and two aboriginal boys could create so much beauty. Paronalla Park needs visitors to restore this spanish castle before its too late. Perfect location, great for those interested in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have been to Paronella since I was a child and it is still just as beautiful to this day! The staff are so friendly and the park itself is beautiful! It is a long drive from Cairns but is my favourite thing to do while I am there! The waterfall is beautiful, the fish and turtles are amazing and... More 

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