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Paronella Park

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Paronella Park Admission Ticket
from US$33.22*
Paronella Park Admission Ticket
from US$33.22*
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“guided tour”(184 reviews)
“current owners”(50 reviews)
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...more
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1671 Japoonvale Rd, Mena Creek, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4065 0000
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All reviews night tour guided tour current owners jose paronella entry fee fish food feed the fish interesting history atherton tablelands free camping per adult spanish castle suspension bridge josephine falls well worth the visit scones mission beach
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in for a tour and were amazed by the work that 1 mans dream created, well worth a visit and a listen to the story told by Dylan !! Anything can be accomplished if you believe in your dreams!!

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful historic and enchanting place to visit. We can highly recommend Paronella Park - the drive is worth the effort...

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are expecting to see a castle (particularly if you are used to European castles) I'm afraid you will be disappointed. The story of Paronalla Park, on the otherhand, is fascinating as it was one man's dream to create something extraordinary. His civil engineering/building...More

Thank MartinD2092
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing welcome and goodbye from Les and great informative tour from Dylan. Beautiful place so much heritage and history. Family friendly and so much romance.

1  Thank Alison H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This park is Fantastic and is really worth the visit. It is not government funded only privately run. These guys and girls know their thing. Special call out to Les and Dylan. Ideally suited for families with great history. Highly recommend. Well done all involved.

1  Thank 350nigem
Reviewed 5 days ago

Paronella park was fantastic. It was great being able to camp the night and do the day and night tour. We went for a drive to murdering point winery and stopped at the beautiful Liverpool creek just down the road for lunch and a swim....More

Thank KarinaC1123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been on my bucket list for years and it did not disappoint. It's a nature and history lover's dream. Where else are you going to see a Spanish style castle in the middle of the rainforest? Yes, the castle is in ruins...More

Thank Mandy1379
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly an amazing place. The history of how it was built and ran is an inspiring story. Jose was well ahead of his time. Mark and Judy are the perfect hosts and make you feel welcome on arrival. Danny our guide was also...More

Thank Anne O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit, we brought family to experience the beautiful park and Mena Falls. Another great tour guide, easy to understand and to hear with such a large group of us (it wa school holidays). The cafe food is excellent as well. And...More

Thank BoardingPass289342
Reviewed 1 week ago

The night tour captures the castle with beautiful lighting. The staff are very friendly. We found it extremely informative. I enjoyed the museum as well.

Thank Judith D
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2 September 2018|
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Response from Beryl S | Reviewed this property |
A small one but adequate
Leanne D
3 August 2018|
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Response from Bob N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - can’t remember the policy on dogs The staff are excellent on the phone, so that would be the best way to discover that policy. They do have a second park behind the hotel, but you must be equipped to manage your Grey... More
Dianne O
23 June 2018|
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Response from Bridget E | Property representative |
Hello Dianne, Although the staircase is large, we offer a vehicle lift to avoid it for anyone that requires it. The rest of the Park is relatively easy to negotiate, but if your parents run into any issues, we’re able to do... More