This park was built by a gentleman named Jose and he was well before his time. He was an immigrant who worked hard and saved his money so he could build a castle not only for his family but for all to enjoy. He thought of leisure parks before they were fashionable.
He had swimming area and changing rooms for men and women, Tennis courts, a ballroom, cinema and an ice cream parlour besides the falls with boat rides and a tunnel of love to walk through. Sadly over the years two very large cyclones have wiped a lot of his hard work off the face of the earth but there is still enough left for you to imagine exactly what it was like
|Entrance to Paronella Park|
|The Grand Ballroom, the cinema and the Ice Cream Parlour|
|Kauri Pine Avenue|
People used to sail there boats up to the waterfall and pass underneath to the small caves area
|The grand staircase|
|Eeels waiting to be fed|
|The main ballroom|
It was a great experience and everyone should go and see for themselves how wonderful it really is.