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The "Lower Refreshment Rooms" was the original café at Paronella Park, and provides a beautiful backdrop for photography.
This waterfall is harnessed to create hydro electricity that powers Paronella Park, just as it did in 1933.
The evening tour at Paronella Park is a magical experience, not to be missed.
Map of Paronella Park
Japoonvale Road
Old Bruce Highway
Mena Creek
Queensland 4871 Australia

Paronella Park
Mena Creek, Cassowary Coast Area

07 4065 0000
info@paronellapark.com.au
www.paronellapark.com.au

Description

Everyone has a dream. José Paronella's dream became a reality. On five hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, a 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. Paronella Park opened to the public in 1935.

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Today, visitors to the park marvel at the achievements of one man.

Admission to Paronella Park is valid for 24 months and covers both the tours. There is a 45 minute guided walk that explains the extraordinary story and takes you through the highlights of the park, as well as the stunning Darkness Falls Tour where the castles and waterfall are flood-lit to allow for amazing photo opportunities.

Admission also includes the souvenir guide book, fish food, umbrellas, access to the online photo gallery, as well as a site for one night in the adjacent van park.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Walking
    Walking

Open Times

Note: Open from 0900 to 1930, seven days a week. Closed Christmas Day.

Other Information

Paronella Park reception hours are: weekdays, weekends and public holidays from 0830 to 1700.

Children:
Children are welcome however they must be accompanied by an adult.

Disabled:
Limited access to the Park is available for those in wheelchairs and mobility challenged visitors. Full access is available to the café and toilets.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pets are not permitted within Paronella Park, however a dog sitting area is available. Well behaved pets are allowed in the caravan and camping grounds.

How To Get There

From the north: Head south from Cairns on Bruce Highway to Innisfail (86 kilometres), take the old Bruce Highway (18 kilometres) after Innisfail and follow the signs.

From the south: Head north on the Bruce Highway. Exit at Silkwood and follow the signs for 26 kilometres. This road is also known as the Canecutter Way.

Inclusion

Admission cost covers entry, both day and night tours, a 12 month return pass, and one night in the caravan / camping grounds for guests with a tent, camper or caravan.


Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$42.00   01 Mar - 31 Mar   Admission price includes a 45 minute guided tour (day) and the Darkness Falls Tour (night). Written translations available in German, Spanish, Dutch, French, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Swedish, Danish, Italian and Chinese. Entry is valid for 12 months.
Child
(Aged 5-15)
$21.00   01 Mar - 31 Mar   Children zero to four years of age are free of charge.
Concession$37.00   01 Mar - 31 Mar   Admission price includes a 45 minute guided tour (day) and the Darkness Falls Tour (night). Written translations available in German, Spanish, Dutch, French, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Swedish, Danish, Italian and Chinese. Entry is valid for 12 months.
Family$116.00   01 Mar - 31 Mar   Two adults and two children.
Student$37.00   01 Mar - 31 Mar   Admission price includes a 45 minute guided tour (day) and the Darkness Falls Tour (night). Written translations available in German, Spanish, Dutch, French, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Swedish, Danish, Italian and Chinese. Entry is valid for 12 months.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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