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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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Paronella Park, Mamu Skywalk, Waterfalls, Rainforest, and Wildlife Day to Night...
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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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“current owners” (44 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1671 Japoonvale Rd, Mena Creek, Queensland 4871, Australia
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+61 7 4065 0000
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"night tour"
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"guided tour"
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"current owners"
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"jose paronella"
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"entry fee"
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"former glory"
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"fish food"
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"feed the fish"
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"ticket price"
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"amazing history"
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"free camping"
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"suspension bridge"
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"powered site"
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"well worth the visit"
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"mission beach"
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"mena creek hotel"
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Reviewed yesterday

Paronella park is a great place to visit. You get a tour of the park with a guide who can tell you all the interesting stories about the Paronellas. It is a magical place with so much history.

Thank Tracy G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent experience with a well informed guide that delivers a fascinating story of a person, a time and a place. A memorable visit well worth the time, cost and travel. A cultural experience well worth supporting. If we lose experiences like this we lose another...More

Thank Johnbe1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Travelling in Australia for a month and just when I thought I had seen pretty much everything I arrived at Paronella Park... It was great! Very nice and the owners are amazing people just as the tourguids! Tours are very interesting. Don't hesitate, just go...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked to stay overnight at the park (which is included in the ticket) so got to go on all three tours. The camping sight is good with all the amenities needed. The actual park is really beautiful, with the waterfalls and turtle spot being...More

Thank Amy A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fantastic, inspiring gem to find. How one man achieved so much is an inspiration. Did the day tour. The tour guide was Awesome, a talented orator who took you back in time with the unfolding story of Jo Paronella and his dream, I...More

Thank donna h
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very rarely do I feel the need to “report” about a place that I have visited but Paronella Park inspires me to do just that. The whole set up and operation is testament to the dreams of Jose Paronella who’s visionary idea was to create...More

1  Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a tour by Global Travel Service with 6 other people. The guide was very informative and did not tell the story of the Park as our driver had told us on the way there. We were walked around the park and gardens in...More

Thank nefer14
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great overnight stop with free site included with tour booking with water, power, bathrooms, laundry facilities and BBQ area. The Park itself is beautiful set in rainforest so it rains a lot but is not an issue really and part of the...More

Thank wombat05
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Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Paronella Park, and that you were able to stay with us overnight and take in both the wonderful tours. You're right about sometimes the rain adding...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been told by friends we had to visit this place, but almost didnt go as it was overcast and we we behind schedule. Boy, are we pleased we went. Words can't describe the wonder and scale of the legacy that has been left...More

1  Thank Tracey G
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Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tracey, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased that you made time in your schedule for us! Paronella Park really is a special place, and every team member here loves to share their passion for it. We're glad that you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the story is some guy came out from Spain built a so called castle in a creek bed that floods with building materials that are not quiet up to specifications cause he didn’t know a thing about building. He then charges local a fee...More

Thank Sgmc
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Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, Generally we appreciate all feedback we receive, even negative, as negative feedback gives us a chance to learn and grow. However, in this circumstance, it seems as if Paronella Park just wasn’t to your taste, and that’s fine too. Not everything can appeal...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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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 😁
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Tracey Y
4 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?
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