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  • Address: 1671 Japoon Vale Road, Mena Creek, Queensland, Australia
  • Hours: Daily 9am-7:30pm
  • Admission: $42 for adults, $21 for children up to the age of 15
Deep in the heart of the rainforest near Cairns lies a real Spanish castle. Paronella Park was the brainchild of José Paronella, who – with dreams of building a castle and leisure gardens for the community to enjoy – began building his castle in the 1930s.

Paronella Park has undergone many constructions and reconstructions. Parts of the park have been destroyed by no less than three cyclones, a fire, and floods since José Paronella completed his park, but it has bounced back to relive its former glory. The park has won multiple awards for ecotourism, and is one of the most popular attractions around Cairns.

Visiting Paronella Park today shows off the many original and restored features of José Paronella’s dream. Extensive tropical garden, picnic areas, tennis courts, a cinema, a ballroom and more are on show, including more modern additions such as a museum. There are over five hectares of gardens in which visitors can picnic, a café offering local produce and even camping grounds.

Practical Info

Paronella Park is located 120km south of Cairns at Mena Creek. The park is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9am-7:30pm. Entry is $42 for adults and $21 for children up to the age of 15, though family deals are available. On arrival, visitors are taken on a complimentary, 45-minute storytelling tour that details the history of the park.

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Paronella Park Admission Ticket, Queensland, null
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Paronella Park Admission Ticket

Surrounded by 7,500 trees in the lush rainforest of Far North Queensland, explore Paronella Parks wonderland of castles, tunnels, bridges, fountains and secret ...  Read more

Location: Mena Creek, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.74
Atherton Tablelands Day Trip from Cairns Including Paronella Park and Millaa Millaa Falls, Cairns ... 
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Atherton Tablelands Day Trip from Cairns Including Paronella Park and Millaa Millaa Falls

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned mini coach with local naturalist guides and experience the uniqueness of the tropics and the diversity of our ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.51
Small-Group Paronella Park and Mamu Tropical Skywalk Day Trip from Cairns, Cairns & the ... 
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Small-Group Paronella Park and Mamu Tropical Skywalk Day Trip from Cairns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Choose this day trip and enjoy a visit to Paronella Park, Mamu Tropical Skywalk with a midday stop at Mena Creek Hotel for a delicious lunch including a drink. ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.08
Historic Village Herberton Trip from Cairns with Granite Gorge, Cairns & the Tropical North, ... 
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Historic Village Herberton Trip from Cairns with Granite Gorge

Enjoy a day trip from Cairns exploring Paronella Park, the largest open area museum in Queensland, Historic Village Herberton,  Granite Gorge  to see wide ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.29
Paronella Park, Mamu Skywalk, Waterfalls, Rainforest, and Wildlife Day to Night Tour from Cairns, ... 
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Paronella Park, Mamu Skywalk, Waterfalls, Rainforest, and Wildlife Day to Night Tour from Cairns

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Enjoy the ultimate Paronella Park experience by taking in the daylight scenery and then delighting in illuminated after-dark views. This 8-hour tour includes ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.46

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