Paronella Park has for a long time been a place we longed to go, so much so that it featured on our Fifty by 50 list (see our blog post Making a Move). When we heard that there was an opportunity to stay overnight there we jumped at the chance and it was the highlight of our time in the Park. The Park has a captivating history of hardship, family and above all else love. The very romantic Jose Paronella wanted to create a place of love and beauty and indeed he did. The current owners have done a wonderful job of restoring Jose's work and honouring the Park's history.
We did the the day and night tours and they were both fantastic. A special treat after the night tour included a talk from the current owner and a parting gift and message that we will treasure (we don't want to spoil the surprise for others travelling there so won't say anymore about this).
If you're going to the Cairns area don't miss a visit to Paronella Park! If you can stay overnight in the Park then do it! Be sure to book ahead.