Cairns Go-Kart Hire
December 22, 2013
We have booked to go this afternoon and are all looking forward to a fun packed dayNicholas Mason
July 20, 2013
We had a family holiday in Cairns and hired a car through Gem Rent-a-Car. Whilst the car was adequate the customer service displayed by this company was not. The initial quote was for a large car but we were given a medium car without any prior communication and then charged at the large car price. Contacting the owner by phone was difficult as he was always 'on the road with a client' and he requested that emails be sent. Emails were sent as per his direction with no responses for days. I am still awaiting a CORRECT refund! I found this to be a poorly organised company with seemingly little administrative support.Deborah Lambert
Flames of the Forest
February 25, 2013
I was treated to a most beautiful evening at Flames under the forest whilst on holidays in Cairns with my boyfriend in January and we absolutely loved it. The sounds and smells of the forest were just so unbelievably different to anything else we have ever experienced and the food and service was excellent. He just recently asked me to be his wife and of course I said yes so we will be looking at Flames for our wedding venue next year as a definate. W3e want to show our family and friends what we discovered not only at flames but also Port Douglas. If you are going to Cairns make sure you make a booking as they get very bust and do not operate every evening.Rebecca Thurston
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
January 29, 2013
Just over a year ago ,my wife and I plus our daughter . travelled on both the skyrail and scenic rail. it was amazing, the view and the beauty was out of this world. would love to do it again sometime,Alan Williams
Cultural Place Cairns
January 26, 2013
We were looking for an authentic indiginous experience whilst in Cairns and we are so happy this was recommended to us. We had a great time and thank you for a great night.Saachi James Mason
The Darkness Falls Tour begins as dusk starts to fall over the canopy of the forest and Castle ruins. Each visitor is given a torch to light their way through the myriad of meandering paths that are soon bathed in dancing shadows and soft moonlight. Two sections of Paronella Park are floodlit at night - the waterfall and lower refreshment room. The light dancing on the cascading water is a spectacle, and allows the natural beauty of the waterfall to be appreciated in a new and unique way. As visitors carefully descend the 'Grand Staircase' they are greeted by the illuminated lower refreshment rooms. The warm glow from the 'Café by the Pool' falls over the surrounding manicured gardens and exotic forest plants, providing a delightfully picturesque setting.
The artistic and passionate side of Jose Paronella (the creator of Paronella Park) is showcased on the Darkness Falls Tour. The unique and distinctive architecture and design of his 'commercial pleasure gardens' lends itself to be appreciated by night. The ruins lay amongst the lush rainforest shrouded in darkness. On warm still nights the sounds of insects and crickets seeking mates travel through the grounds. The senses are alive, invigorated by the sounds of the forest and immense beauty of the Australian landscape bathed in moonlight. As the tour group continues to slowly explore the park it becomes apparent they're not alone
Paronella Park is home to a variety of nocturnal forest creatures that come alive at night. As dusk falls, the large colony of Flying Foxes that reside at Paronella Park take flight into the forest for nightly feeds. Bats are prevalent at Paronella Park, and as visitors look at the vast night sky they will often spot the distinctive creatures eerily illuminated by moonlight. There are a variety of other forest creatures that prefer the eve at Paronella Park such as possums and bandicoots. The freshwater river that winds through Paronella Park provides the perfect place to try and spot the elusive platypus that come out to play at dusk. The nocturnal animals of Paronella Park are one of the many secret delights that can only be experienced in the Darkness Falls Tour.
Paronella Park is nestled on 13 acres of exotic gardens and lush tropical forest that features freshwater streams, cascading waterfalls and of course the remnants of Jose Paronella's dream Spanish Castillo. The Darkness Falls Tour encapsulates the very best of the Spanish ruins and 'commercial pleasure gardens' and guests can experience the very best of these atmospheric parklands by night. The Paronella Park evening tour is a remarkable and unique experience that is a 'must do' on a Cairns Tropical North Queensland vacation.
Paronella Park by night - the most eerily atmospheric tour in Tropical North Queensland….
Paronella Park is located on the Southern Cairns Highlands, a 1.5 hour drive South from Cairns City. The Cairns Highlands is renowned for its fertile agricultural land, gourmet produce and temperate climate.
Waterfalls, Wildlife & Paronella Park
- Departs From: Cairns
- Duration: 11 hours approx