Paronella Park, Mena Creek

#14 of 699 in Parks in Queensland
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. A visit to Paronella Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mena Creek trip builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • My second visit to Paronella Park today with my 13yo daughter and we thoroughly enjoyed it! From the moment we arrived we were impressed with all the staff as we were kindly showed a shady place to...  more »
  • I first visited here in the 1960s when I was a kid. Now I am in my sixties and although some of the constructions are no longer standing, Paronella Park is better than ever. The new owners are...  more »
  • A lovely and charming experience. I would highly recommend doing the tour, as I don't think I would have got the same experience walking by myself. Our guide Mai was knowledgeable and incredibly passionate. It was so nice to see. All the staff were, you can tell carrying on the dream is important to them. A big thank you to Mark and Judy for their lovely words as well. It is definitely worth a visit. I will be returning.
  • The history, the story, the dedication from amazing staff. The whole experience was beautiful. I loved every second. Even in the humidity. What clever people the park creators were and we are all so lucky that they are honored today and the romanticism is kept alive. This far out did my expectations. A must see.
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