Paronella Park

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, and has since 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 is Eco accredited.  Paronella Park is the site of Queensland’s 1st privately owned hydro electric plant.


OPEN EVERY DAY (except Christmas Day) 9am - 7.30pm
Japoonvale Rd, Mena Creek, Queensland.

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