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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 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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1671 Japoonvale Rd, Mena Creek, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4065 0000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful Day at a Paronella Park our Guide Mandy was amazing, what a beautiful place to visit, thanks

Thank Sue N Chris W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wasn't sure what to expect, but was blown away. Unlike any other attraction on earth, just so unique and fascinating. If you like history, architecture, nature, or any combination thereof: definitely worth checking out. It's extraordinary!

Thank oimebaby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit and or stay. Mark and judy and staff are friendly, welcoming down to earth people who go out of their way to make your stay memorable. The park is such a beautiful place where you'll go back in time. We stayed...More

Thank berro70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great value a beautiful place set in tropical rainforest next to a waterfall. You are greeted a true sense of historical importance about the visionary man that continues to change the lives of many with his need to give to the people. We stayed for...More

Thank on_the_road_with_dan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paronella Park was an amazing place to visit. The staff are so friendly and the tours were wonderful. On my first trip in December I did 3 tours. The day tour, then the night tour and the following day did the tour of the hydro...More

1  Thank Yvonna C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends have chosen to get married there mid year so we went to check it out. It is a photographers dream with so many lovely spots to choose from. Can't wait to see the finished product. Staff were all friendly and couldn't do enough...More

1  Thank barbaracR8263PV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, What an experience! Paronella Park is amazing! There is so much history here, and to be able to walk around the stunning gardens is well worth a visit They even have a complementary 45 minute guided tour of the park which explains the fascinating...More

2  Thank Simon A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at one of their caravan spots with a car and rooftop tent. Site was very close to the laundry, bathrooms and bbq facilities. Staff were very friendly and helpful! We did the night tour and the daily tour. Has a good story behind...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Paronella Park in Jan2018. The ingenuity of its creator was certainly amazing, but the place is in ruins, and we didn’t expect it to be quite so run down. The scenery is certainly nice and the walk through the forest alongside a creek...More

Thank J U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Frankly I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the park. I thought the $45 a bit steep but wife was keen to go. We took the tour and Im glad we did. The history of the park came alive with our well informed guide....More

1  Thank Jason K
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Rhett B
23 January 2018|
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Response from microlights | Reviewed this property |
No unless you don't care about the resident crocodile in the water 😁
Tracey Y
3 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
25 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