Once upon a time, in a land far, far away stood a magnificent Spanish Castillo nestled amongst an enchanted forest.
The Castle was grand, simply the grandest Castle in all the land. Visitors came from far and wide, travelling the countryside in horse drawn carts to experience the opulence of the Spanish Castle and surrounding forest. Merry was made; guests drank and ate, danced and swam, even fell in love in the enchanted gardens, the Tunnel of Love and magnificent Castle. Sounds just like a gay fairytale right? Well this was Paronella Park in a time gone by. Today Paronella Park remains a truly unique eco-friendly experience where history and romance are seamlessly fused together. Paronella Park is a magical, unforgettable piece of Gay Cairns nestled amongst heritage gardens and 13 acres of lush Australian rainforest situated on the banks of the crystal clear waters of Mena Creek, south of Innisfail. The ruins of the Spanish Castillo feature prominently on the grounds of Paronella Park, as do several other distinctive structures that were designed and built by the original owner of Paronella Park – Jose Paronella.
Gay Travellers can explore the architecturally unique ruins of the Castle and buildings of yesteryear, Or you can climb the ‘bridge’ which is suspended over the spectacular Mena Creek falls or wander through the award winning tropical rainforest gardens while being transported to another time and place altogether.Lately it has become one of the countries favourite wedding destinations, and provide a full service commitment ceremony for Gay couples who want to be ‘married’ in paradise. There are also cabins available for overnight hire should you wish to spend the night in this wonderland. It is easy to spend an entire day exploring the park, with lunch available in the cafe.
Not only is Paronella Park a must visit attraction for all Gay Travellers but it's also great value for money.
Your entry ticket entitles you to:
• 45 minute guided tour of the Park
• Guided eco tour
• Darkness Falls tour (1 hour tour each evening - the waterfall and lower castle are flood-lit allowing for amazing photo opportunities)
• Return entry for 24 months after first admission date