About Paronella Park

Originally created in the 1930's by José Paronella, a man with a dream, Paronella Park continues to be enjoyed by visitors from near and far. 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.

Contact Details


<strong>Cairns - </strong><em>120km</em><br />When driving from Cairns, be sure to head to Mena Creek; take the "OLD" Bruce Highway after Innisfail rather than turning right and heading for Townsville along the Bruce Highway.<br />Just south of Innisfail (before the Old Bruce Highway) you will find a Visitor Information Centre.<p><strong>Townsville - </strong><em>280km</em><br />When driving from Townsville, turn off the Bruce Highway at Silkwood and follow the Canecutter Way.<br /> <br />All the Visitor Centres in the area can help you to find us and surrounding attractions.</p><p>If all else fails, give our<br />friendly staff a call on:<br />(07) 40 650 000</p>