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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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This really is a must see. It ticks all the boxes, starting form the amazing greeting at the front entrance, to the guided tour of this truly magnificent place. These people are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This really is a must see. It ticks all the boxes, starting form the amazing greeting at the front entrance, to the guided tour of this truly magnificent place. These people are very passionate about what they do and what they are trying to achieve. We plan to use the 2 year pass which is part of the initial entry... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

visited Paronella Park at Mena Creek Qld -it was just a side road off the Bruce Highway and we decided to see what it was about. WHAT A FASCINATING story of one man's dream to build a castle for his wife.The staff were all very friendly and the guided tours were very informative and they supplied insect repellant ,torches and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Make sure as you visit Far North Queensland that you take time out to visit Paronella Park located in a little town called Mena Creek just a few kilometres from Innisfail. One man by the name of Jose' Paronella followed his dream to build a castle for his beloved wife Margarita in a special part of Australia and he created... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Well worth a trip. We did both the day and night tours and despite the rain, we loved it! The staff are friendly and provide an excellent tour. The cafe was really nice and has a large deck to enjoy a coffee.

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Annandale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A great little piece of history the current owners are absolutely amazing....I've never been to a visitor attraction where the owner rushes out and assists you to park under the shade as its a hot day.....he is so focused on customer service and so passionate about paronella park we've been back 4 times now and will go again....

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Sydney, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My family is one of the many old families from Innisfail. Mum can remember going there in the grand old days. It was heart warming that these owners are bringing the old magic back to life. It can only get better and better.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was my second trip to Paronella. The first decades ago when it was run down and unkept. Now, Paronella gives you a sense of peace and tranquillity. To be greeted by Jo on arrival, was a very lovely. An experience you do not often get at an attraction. The passion you see from all who make the place work,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Have had Paronella Park on my "bucket list" for some time. So glad I finally made it there today. Was everything I expected and more! Friendly welcoming staff, informative tour, beautiful gardens & a part of far North Qld not too be missed. The dream of one man ahead of his time. Will be back to do the night tour.... More 

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had heard about this attraction and it was on our list of things to do on our recent holiday. We were greeted with warmth and enthusiasm at the front entrance. The tour was really interesting, informative and well presented. Customer service was tops, including our guide Jo organizing for a vehicle to take myself and another guest down past... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

To be greeted at the entrance with such enthusiasm followed up with great tour guides telling the story with no apparent time restraints was refreshing. I want to go back. we didn't stay for the night tour which was included as we hadn't realised it was on offer before we made our itinerary. Recommend this attraction.

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