Paronella Park Qld.

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Hi, I'm doing a trip next year up North Queensland. Thinking of having a look at Paronella Park, the plan is to arrive there late morning, do the day tour & the night tour and stay overnight at the onsite caravan park and head off next morning. I would like to know how this sounds to someone that has been there. Thanks
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Reply By: urbanus - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 12:46

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 12:46
I visited Paronella Park last year and would go again. I can recommend having a good look around with one of the guided tours. I went during the day so unfortunately I cannot tell you anything about the caravan park or night viewing.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 12:51

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 12:51
Julio, that's the best way to see the place. It's a bit expensive but you will not regret going. Camping area is great but some of the sites are small, if you have a large van I suggest booking. There are good evening meals before the night tour.
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Reply By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 12:55

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 12:55
The day tour followed by the night tour and an overnight stay worked well for us. In is a fascinating place with much history. We had the added thrill of a huge python stretched right across the road as we attempted to make our last toilet stop for the night. Biggest I have ever seen, by far. We were thankful for the alternative of the porter potty.

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Reply By: blue one - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 15:44

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 15:44
If you have time the Boulders and Josephine Falls are a great place for a swim. Very close to Paronella Park.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigred13 - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 20:05

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 20:05
Yes a yes from me too ,was there in early May and well worth the $38 admission ,take the guided tour and then spend all the time you want looking around ,if your in the park that is easy to do
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Reply By: Gary T7 - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 19:35

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 19:35
We were their on Friday ,Done exactly as you have suggested and also the hydro tour all inclusive. They won't let you into the caravan sites till everyone has left as the sites are small . Recommend you book your site as we could not get in for a week with a large van. so need to book ahead as its very busy in tourist season. Really worth seeing.
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Reply By: ctaplin - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 22:51

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 22:51
Yes, I recommend that you stay in their little caravan park, do both the day and night time tours and also walk 200 metres up the road and have dinner at the Mena Creek hotel.
Enjoy your travels,
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Reply By: Member - Rich - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 20:06

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 20:06
We only did the day tour but they gave us a credit for a free camp and the night tour which lasted 12 months
A great place

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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 22:07

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 22:07
Ditto.
It's an amazing place.
Do it.

PS: I still marvel at the person who wrote in the guest book, grumbling about how much entry fee they were paying versus how much it was all in ruin...obviously hadn't taken the tour and learned of the chaos of Cyclone Larry and every wet season!
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