Mena Creek, Queensland
2021 and 2022 Best Grey Nomad
2022 Best Grey Nomad Historic Attraction
Step back in time and be amazed by the ingenuity and determination shown by one man with a dream.
Paronella Park today is a celebration of the Paronella family's achievements, particularly those of its founder, José Paronella. On arrival, you are taken through the many highlights of the Park on a 30 minute storytelling tour that sets the scene for the rest of your visit. Tours leave regularly throughout the day.
Paronella Park has something for everyone. Fantastic photo opportunities, remarkable architecture, an incredible story, five hectares of tropical gardens, a fully restored and operational 1930s hydro electric generator, wildlife and fish feeding, a café with fresh local produce and much more.
And your visit does not finish as the sun goes down. With boutique powered and non-powered RV grounds on site and adjacent, the Paronella Park journey continues into the evening with The Evening Experience. Included in your ticket price, this features night lighting of many of the Park's highlights (courtesy of the restored hydro electric generator!) and culminates in an incredible sound and light display that will stay in your heart long after your visit.
The Dream Continues Tour - a 30-minute guided walk through the highlights of the Park that shares the extraordinary story of Jose Paronella's dreams and vision.
The Darkness Falls Tour showcasing the secrets and delights that are Paronella Park at Night.
NEW interpretive App with audio tour.
A Botanical Tour via a 16 page self-guiding booklet and map.
Special courtesy bus for those with mobility issues to access both levels of the Park.
One - and only one - night free in the van park for the evening of the day that your ticket is first valid.
Umbrellas for use onsite.
Fish food - you'll love feeding the fish in Mena Creek!
Paronella Museum showing the history of the property in photographs.
PLUS a two-year free of charge Return Pass!
Location: 1671 Innisfail Japoon Rd, Mena Creek, only 18 minutes from Innisfail on a sealed road.
Facilities: Day and night tours included in ticket price, walks, booking office, gift shop, toilets, cafe, RV sites, dog minding, and free car parking.
Judges said: The vision and values of Paronella Park clearly underpin all its offerings, and have aided in the impressive expansion of the existing experiences, such as the extra night tour and extension to The Paddock RV site, plus the addition of accessible accommodation. And we love how Paronella Park offers tours and maps that appeal to people with special interests, such as history, engineering and gardening, creating authentic experiences that educate, provide connection, and are good value for money in the process.