Josť 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.
Josť 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.
Visit: Explore the buildings & rainforest walks
- Swim near the falls - bring a picnic
- Feed the fish & ducks