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Paronella Park Day Tours from Cairns

Experience the enchanting beauty of Far North Queensland with tours from Cairns to Paronella Park. This captivating journey transports you to a hidden gem nestled in the lush rainforests. Departing from Cairns, your adventure begins with a scenic drive through picturesque landscapes. Upon arriving at Paronella Park, you'll step into a fairytale world. Explore the enchanting ruins of a Spanish-inspired castle, surrounded by vibrant gardens and cascading waterfalls. Discover the fascinating history of its visionary creator, José Paronella, and the park's intriguing past. Immerse yourself in the magical ambiance as you wander through the grounds, making this tour an unforgettable experience for nature and history enthusiasts alike.

The story behind Paronella Park is Jose Paronella who arrived from Spain to North Queensland in 1913. He purchased 13 acres of virgin scrub along Mena Creek in 1929 and began to build his dream of a castle, gardens and reception area for the public. Mark and Judy Evans, the current owner/operators, purchased the Park in 1993 and formulated a plan to put the Park back on the map. Paronella Park is now one of Queensland’s most awarded attraction. It's well worth the visit

The Paronella Park Experience

FROM $229
Departs Mon, Thurs & Sat
11.00am - 9.00pm
The Paronella Experience is one of North Queensland Must-See attractions. Swim and explore the rainforest at Babinda Boulders, enjoy homemade afternoon tea at Etty Bay Beach to spot Cassowaries.

Upon arriving at Paronella Park, you'll explore the enchanting ruins of a Spanish-inspired castle, surrounded by vibrant gardens and cascading waterfalls. Discover the fascinating history of its visionary creator, José Paronella, and the park's intriguing past. Immerse yourself in the magical ambiance as you wander through the grounds, making this day and night tour an unforgettable experience for nature and history enthusiasts alike.

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Departing Cairns at approx 11.15am , we journey south to the Cassowary Coast our first stop at the township of Babinda and to explore the beautiful Babinda Boulders with time for a swim or nature walk.

We then travel further south through the Art Deco township of Innisfail and onto the Cassowary Coast featuring an interpretive overview of the rich history of agriculture in the Banana and Sugar Cane Industries. Taking the scenic coastal road over the Moresby Range, we stop at Etty Bay. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe and photograph a Southern Cassowary on a rainforest beach. At Etty Bay, we enjoy afternoon tea, with time to walk along the beach to experience this unique environment where the rainforest meets the reef.

Upon arrival to Paronella Park, begin your experience with a fully guided tour including Queensland’s first privately owned hydroelectricity plant. Or, if you prefer, explore the grounds at your leisure & discover why the park was voted the number 1 must-do attraction in Queensland. Meet your guide at the museum and take a look at the many interesting pieces of history, before taking a leisurely stroll across the suspension bridge and over the beautiful Mena Creek Falls to capture an amazing photo opportunity.

After the epic photos, we’ll make our way to Mena Creek Hotel, voted the best country pub in Queensland, where an authentic "Pub Style" dinner will be served.

Taste some of the local beers or challenge your skills on the game tables. After dinner, we return to Paronella Park for the ‘Darkness Falls Tour’ allowing for more spectacular photo opportunities of the waterfalls and structures of the castles by night.

Sitting under the stars surrounded by the dense rainforest, the grand finale and highlight of the tour set the scene of a captivating, extraordinary, magical moment, witnessing the Spanish Castle come to life through the orchestral light show, elevating your senses for an experience you will never forget.

Depart Paronella Park for one last stop – to gaze at the beautiful stars in the clear, picturesque North Queensland sky before being dropped off at your chosen accommodation at around 9pm.

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Tablelands, Waterfalls & Paronella Park

FROM $195
Departs daily 7.30am - 6.00pm
Join our small group tour for an unforgettable adventure led by expert guides. Explore scenic lookouts, World Heritage rainforest, waterfalls, ancient kauri pines, and iconic sights like the Curtain Fig Tree. Discover Yungaburra and Malanda townships, swim at Millaa Millaa Falls, and enjoy a restaurant-quality lunch. Conclude with a guided walk at Paronella Park to explore the enchanting ruins of a Spanish-inspired castle, surrounded by vibrant gardens and cascading waterfalls. Discover the fascinating history of its visionary creator, José Paronella, and the park's intriguing past.

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Discover the natural beauty and history of the Atherton Tablelands on this full-day tour, covering over 300km packed with pristine rainforest waterfalls, ancient tropical rainforests and the intriguing history of heritage-listed Paronella Park. Amongst a small group in our air-conditioned bus, our expert guides reveal the secrets of the rolling landscapes and charming townships of the Tablelands, taking time to pause for unforgettable scenic views, rainforest encounters and of course, a dip in the cool rainforest waters of Milla Milla Falls and Babinda Boulders.

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