Paronella Park - QLD

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -17.65181 145.95659
DMS: 17º 39' 6.51" S 145º 57' 23.72" E
UTM: 55 K 8048031mN 389322mE
Altitude: 68.18m


Address & Contact

14 Mena Creek Rd
Mena Creek QLD 4871
Phone: +617 4065 0000


José Paronella arrived in Australia from Catalonia in Spain, in 1913. For the next 11 years he worked, cutting sugar cane initially, then purchasing, improving, and reselling cane farms. In 1924 he returned to Spain and married Margarita in 1925. The trip back to Australia was their honeymoon. José first saw this 13 acres of virgin scrub along Mena Creek in 1914. He eventually purchased it in 1929 for £120 and started to build his pleasure gardens and reception centre for the enjoyment of the public.

From Cairns head south along the main Bruce Highway (Highway 1) to Innisfail - approx. 98kms or 1 hr. Follow highway through Innisfail.
Just on southern side of Innisfail (about 1km from CBD) the highway veers right (High School on the right) - DO NOT TURN RIGHT HERE - go straight ahead towards South Johnstone (8km) & Mena Creek (17km).

NOTE: The route to Paronella Park is sign posted from here on.
Built on 5 hectares (13 acres) of rainforest beside Mena Creek Falls, Paronella Park heritage gardens is a "must see" for all visitors to tropical north Queensland.
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Closest Weather Station

South Johnstone at 14/09:30am EST
Distance from Paronella Park 6.72km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

South Johnstone Exp Stn
Distance from Paronella Park 6.72km NE
Mean Max. °C31.230.729.828.226.224.423.925.
Mean Min. °C22.622.722.020.418.215.815.115.516.718.820.621.8
Mean Rain mm527.4574.2619.1395.5268.6151.8109.087.984.897.1149.2264.1

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