QLD -Paronella Park

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Place Category: Featured, Tropical Coast & Cairns, Queensland, and Tropical Top

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  • The Dream Continues

    Everyone has a dream but not everyone’s dreams are fulfilled. José Paronella’s dream was to build a castle. He chose a special part of Australia and created Paronella Park.

    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 (now a lush rainforest!). It opened to the public in 1935.

    Paronella Park has received multiple Queensland tourism awards, is State and National Heritage listed and is a National Trust listed property. It is privately owned and operated and Eco accredited.

    Paronella Park is the site of Queensland’s 1st privately owned hydroelectric plant.

    We’re open every day.