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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“night tour” (329 reviews)
“guided tour” (172 reviews)
“current owners” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 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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Reviewed yesterday

This was my third visit and the magic of Paronella continues for me. I’d recommend both day and night tours and staying overnight with a walk through the park early in the morning. We had Mandy for our daytime guide and she was a delight...More

Thank DarwinJAK
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit. Incredible story behind the original construction of the park. Need to do night tour as well as hydro visit.

Thank hibbertdw32
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just like to thank Les, our daytime guide & Dylon, our nighttime guide for a great time today. Both were extremely informative & made the tours fun at the same time. Thanks Paronella

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the day tour and night tour today and had Mandy as our guide on both tours.How fortunate we were to have her as our guide on both tours.she was so informative and creates a vision of the story of paronella park.Mark the owner...More

Thank 415trevorc
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must when in Innisfail, the place is truly amazing. The man who built and designed it was truly amazing, hydro electricity in the 1930s. a lot of the buildings have been damaged due to floods and being left vacant for 20 years,...More

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing and inspiring place where everyone needs to visit,we were greeted by the owner ,who was so enthusiastic and passionate about Paranella Park,(even after owning and running it for 25 years)! Highly recommended and our tour guide (Dylan) was an absolute gem ,delivered the...More

Thank kgalitos
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Paronella Park Mena Creek Queensland. A very informative tour guide Ben delivered the story of Jose Paronella, his dreams, hard work and struggles. Beautiful gardens, cafe and friendly staff.

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended this amazing oasis set in amongst glorious gardens and waterfalls. The staff were amazing. We were immediately welcomed by a staff member giving us an overview of how the park operated and where to get our tickets. We joined a guided tour, which...More

Thank Jandawg
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful and interesting place the history behind Paronella park is told so well by the guides, we had Ben show us around he was great. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank turshab
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first time at Paronella park and we will definitely be back! What an interesting place with its beautiful gardens, stunning waterfalls and eerie buildings. We did the day and enjoying tour and enjoyed learning all about the paronella family and the history of the...More

Thank Sarah J
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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
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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
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Fraglet
13 March 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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