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Paronella Park

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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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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
1671 Japoonvale Rd, Mena Creek, Queensland 4871, Australia
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+61 7 4065 0000
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"suspension bridge"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had a fantastic experience at Paronella Park. The park itself is incredible, but the staff make it all the more enjoyable. From the get go, my friend and I were welcomed warmly by every staff member we passed. They seemed genuinely interested in our day,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I thought the entrance fee was quite expensive but I can imagine the ruins would eat up a lot of money in restoration so I was fine paying. I did the 45 minute guided tour and our tour guide was very good - knowledgeable and...More

Thank Yvettesaf
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful serenity, decent size waterfall , the castle looks gorgeous at night with the lights on. I highly recommend the night tour. The tour guides are fantastic. There are Japanese, Chinese and Korean speaking tour guides

Thank Zishan Z
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been wanting to come here for 25 years and I was not disappointed. The place is just magical. I marvelled at the work and passion it took to create this glorious place. Jose Paronella was a true artist in my opinion. He was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ladies and gentlemen this is a place for all the dreamer on this planet!if you believe in magic and dreams you can still see how the people used to live here and celebrating in the ballroom or having their lunch down at the picknick area....More

2  Thank Nicks_Stef
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome experience, mandy our tour guide brought paronella park to life in our minds, with her intricate knowledge of its history and by her palpatable passion in telling stories of this amazing place, and keeping the dream alive. Cheers keep up the wonderful work.

Thank dawnscats2009
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I wish I could have spent more time - we only had enough time to do the evening tour during our stay but it was brilliant. The light show at the end of the tour was a big finale. Such an inspiring story.

Thank Simone K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was on my bucket list, it’s amazing! I could visit here every day! I wish I was 50 years older and had of seen it in its prime.

Thank Amy11998866
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Paronella Park and found the architecture, the hydro electric plant and foresight of Jose absolutely fascinating. The grounds and gardens are beautiful.

Thank jenkoandjo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paronella Park was built in the nineteen thirties by Jose Paronella a Spanish immigrant, who had grand ideas for Paronella Park he had included facilities such as tennis courts, cinema and a very grand ballroom, the gardens and grounds are well cared for and the...More

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Fraglet
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Peta M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn’t see this area while we were there so I really wouldn’t know.
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Rhett B
January 23, 2018|
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Response from microlights | Reviewed this property |
No unless you don't care about the resident crocodile in the water 😁
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Tracey Y
July 3, 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?
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