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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: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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Reviewed yesterday

An absolutely wonderful time.It was great to be greeted by the owner,Mark,in the carpark. Just beautiful and the guide was very informative.The night show was just magical and very picturesque.

Thank megsy56
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow this place is amazing. Great story, history, beauty.....& so much love. Staff are fantastic, owner even greets guests after the night tour & personally hands them a very special gift.....thanks Les, staff member there, Luke, our tour guide last night....everyone has so much passion...More

Thank Heather D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the park with our motorhome and followed both tours. The parking of the motorhome is for free if you buy a ticket for the park which is very convenient. The people were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Stergios V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had wanted to visit for a long time, and oh my gosh it did not disappoint!! Absolutely magical place. Staff were amazing and so informative. An absolute must do!

Thank Bonbonbunbun
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited for a short 2 hours as we were travelling through. The owner greeted us as we walked towards the entrance. We saw Mark later looking after peoples dogs as they visited inside the park. Ben was our tour guide and was enthusiastic, and...More

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an excellent day at Paronella Park. Personally greeted in the car park by owner Mark who is so welcoming, he made us feel so wanted which was lovely. We started with a tour with Les who was most informative and humorous. Then wandered...More

Thank DaveField
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Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Dave, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your day here with us at Paronella Park! Mark loves personally greeting our visitors and making them feel welcome - because they are! It’s people like you who help...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed the night in our Motorhome. The caravan park side of things was excellent. Staff immediately helpful. Amenities good and clean. We did the night tour with Jana and the day trip with Ben. Both were equally informative with light humor....More

Thank Scotan
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Bridget E, Public Relations Manager at Paronella Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for your lovely review - we’re so pleased that you and your wife had a great time with us here at Paronella Park! Jana and Ben are both wonderful guides. We’re so proud of our team here. Every single...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Value for money is excellent. If camping/van free stay with tickets purchased. $46 adult. Tours all inclusive. Day tour to learn about the Park. Hydro Tour. Darkness Falls tour. Friendly, excellent guides. (Mandy was awesome! Keep it real homey 😉) Unlimited hours in the park...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A fascinating place - lush forests, crumbling castles, a love story, a waterfall and other water features, and a fascinating history. Helpful, friendly staff and chocolate muffins to die for. Paronella Park has it all.

1  Thank JMarieKim53
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is not to be missed it’s like going back in time this place has so much character it’s enchanting Most beautiful water fall fish and turtle feeding and the tour guide new her stuff and told us the story of how this place...More

1  Thank chrisandjoanne2002
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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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