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Paronella Park, Mena Creek

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Sitting on 5 hectares (12.35 acres) by Mena Creek Falls, Paronella Park is the exquisite park Jose Paronella made a reality. To learn about the 7,500 tropical plants and trees that cover the park, take a 45-minute guided tour to hear the story of the park's creation before embarking on a self-guided botanical walk. Admire the castle and relax in the picnic area by the falls, and perhaps stay until the evening for a photo session on the flood-lit grounds. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Mena Creek holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Paronella Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • From the people running at you in the carpark to the extremely overpriced entry fee i was incredibly annoyed at the waste of time and money. You get nothing for the cost of entering which is funny as ...  read more »
  • We visited this park when the old hwy that runs past was the original Bruce hwy. Not a lot has improved at this park, it was overgrown and derelict as unfortunately still is. The structures are called...  read more »
  • When early morning and was greeted by the owner who made us very welcome we said we were from the UK we chatted about things and gave us lots of advise on thing to do. We took the guided tour which la...  read more »
  • Its wonderful a man who had a dream and another family who are carrying on that dream. Staff were very friendly and helpful and enthusiastic about where they work. So cheap for what you get 2 year pass. Look forward to coming back and seeing the new developments. Well done and thank you.
  • Had a wonderful day at Paronella Park, even though it was raining. The highlight was the night tour - very worthwhile to stay the night. All the staff were so very friendly. A big Thank you to Jo who was also so very helpful in supplying information for attractions worthwhile visiting whilst we were in the area travelling to Cairns. Thanks so very much Jo we enjoyed our trip up your way and did visit quite a few of the beautiful spots you had suggested. 10 Stars for your wonderful, friendly assistance. Look forward to going back and visiting Paronella Park. Thanks from the Forrest's and Oliver's
  • This place is romantic and adventurous. The kids love it because of all the little nooks and crannies. I loved it because of the idea and romantic nature of it. Fish feeding is fun.
  • Amazing place - what a visionary Jose Paronella was to build such a precinct in the 1930's Look forward to coming back in the future to see how the rebuild is going Great tourguide - Thanks for your high energy and passion Mandy 👍
  • Fabulous place to spend the day exploring the history of Queensland's first self-sufficient castle builder. Day tours run every half hour or stroll through the grounds unguided. Night-time tours commence from 7pm.
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