Mena Creek (Qld): Paronella Park

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The lower refreshment area and fountains

The lower refreshment area and fountains

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Japoonvale Road
Mena Creek QLD 4871
Australia
Phone: 074065 3225
Fax: 074065 3022
Email: info@paronellapark.com.au

At Paronella Park, the dream continues. The unforgettable holiday memories are the chance discoveries. Paronella Park is impossible to describe; you arrive not knowing what to expect and depart having experienced a unique piece of Australia. The Park was developed in the 1920s and 1930s by Spanish immigrant Jose Paronella, an early eco-tourism operator. Visitors are amazed to find amongst the many buildings, North Queensland's first hydro electric system and fountains fed by the 60 feet Mena Creek Falls. Jose planted 7000 trees enabling the inclusion of an Indigenous Bush Tucker Toru into the visitor experience. After successfully operating until his death in 1948, the Park was lost for 45 years. It was rediscovered in 1993. The experience includes the story of Jose Paronella's dream (Day tours) 45 minutes, the Rainforest Indigenous Experience (Bush tucker, demonstrations, performance) one hour, and the evening experience (the night light-up and tour) one hour.

 

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