Paronella Park
   Heritage Gardens
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Is a rambling tropical garden set among the ruins of a Spanish castle built in the 1930s 
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  Paronella Park - Heritage Gardens & Caravan Park - Ph:(07)4065 3225.

Website:   www.paronellapark.com.au - www.gspeak.com.au/paronella

 At Mena Creek , 20km south-west of  Innisfail

  Josť Paronella arrived in Australia from Catalo
nia 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