Paronella Park

Paronella Park – Queensland, Australia

Paronella Park is a tourist attraction located in Queensland, Australia, 120 kilometres south of Cairns. Paronella Park was built in the 1930s by José Paronella, a Spanish immigrant. José Paronella built facilities, including tennis courts and a cinema and a ballroom inspired by Spanish castles, to provide entertainment for the public. Since his death, a fire, a cyclone and several floods have badly damaged the park and the buildings. The park changed owners several times until, in 1993, it was bought by the present owners. n 1933, Paronella installed a hydro-electric plant, the first (privately owned) in Queensland, on the…