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Paronella Park

Mena Creek, Cassowary Coast Area

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.

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.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $43.00 1 March 2015 – 31 March 2016 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 $22.00 1 March 2015 – 31 March 2016 Children zero to four years of age are free of charge.
Concession $38.00 1 March 2015 – 31 March 2016 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 $120.00 1 March 2015 – 31 March 2016 Two adults and two children.
Student $38.00 1 March 2015 – 31 March 2016 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.

Internet Points

  • Free Wifi
  • Paid Wifi

Open Times

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

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information

Children:

Children are welcome however they must be accompanied by an adult.
Japoonvale Road
Old Bruce Highway
Mena Creek, Cassowary Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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