Private Half Day Paronella Park | 8am - 1:30pm

Duration | 6 Hours

Explore the captivating heritage of Paronella Park on a private half-day tour from Cairns. Founded in the 1930s by Spanish immigrant José Paronella, this enchanting site is nestled in Mena Creek, Queensland, offering lush gardens, cascading waterfalls, and historic Spanish-style buildings.

Itinerary: Depart Cairns at 8:00 AM, return by 1:30 PM.


  • Premium 4WD Vehicle.
  • Paronella Park fees.
  • Small Private Tour.
  • Activity Fees.
  • All Meals.
  • Naturalist Guide.

Day Tour Highlights:

  • Babinda Boulders
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Mena Creek Falls 
  • Paronella Park
  • Teresa Falls 15-metre single-drop waterfall
  • Return Hotel Transfers. (Cairns & Northern Beaches area only). 
  • Attractions and national park permit fees are included in the itinerary.
  • Tour with a small group in the comfort of air-conditioned 4WDs.

On this private 4WD tour, you'll get to experience the beauty and history of Paronella Park, a unique attraction located just an hour's drive south of Cairns. The tour begins with pickup from your Cairns accommodation at 8:00 AM, after which we'll set out on a scenic drive through the lush rainforests and rolling hills of Far North Queensland.

As we make our way to Paronella Park, your experienced guide will provide you with interesting insights about the local area and its history. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the flora and fauna that call this region home.

Upon arriving at the park at 9:30 AM, you'll have the opportunity to explore the park at your own pace, taking in the breathtaking gardens, waterfalls, and historic buildings, including the 13th century castle and the old hydroelectric power station.

The park was founded in the 1930s by Spanish immigrant Jose Paronella, who dreamed of creating a tropical paradise for all to enjoy. Today, the park is a testament to his vision and hard work, with a variety of gardens and waterfalls that showcase the natural beauty of the region.

As you wander through the park, you'll be able to take in the stunning views of the Mena Creek Falls and the park's surrounding rainforest. The falls are a popular spot for visitors to take photos and relax, and the sound of the rushing water is sure to be a highlight of your tour.

At 11:00 AM, you'll have a chance to take a break and grab a refreshing drink or snack at the park's cafe before continuing your tour of the park. You may also choose to take a break and relax on one of the park's many benches or picnic areas, which offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

After your break, you'll continue your tour of the park, taking in the beautiful views of the Mena Creek Falls and the park's surrounding rainforest. You may also choose to explore the park's historic buildings, including the 13th century castle and the old hydroelectric power station, which offer a glimpse into the park's rich history.

At 12:30 PM, you'll wrap up your tour of Paronella Park and begin the journey back to Cairns, arriving at your accommodation at 1:30 PM.

Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide who will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide additional information about the park and its history.

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Nestled in the heart of Mena Creek, Paronella Park is a captivating heritage site featuring lush gardens, waterfalls, and historic Spanish-style architecture, providing a unique blend of natural beauty and architectural marvels.