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The Paronella Experience provided by Tour Logistics

The Paronella Experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
18
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 129268P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 Per Adult / Child
  • Admission to Paronella Park (with 24 month return pass)
  • Live Commentary, story telling & audio podcast
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Free gift
  • WiFi on board
  • Infant & child seats
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Paronella Park
Exclusions
  • Dinner
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Cairns Airport, Airport Ave, Aeroglen, Queensland 4870 Australia
  • Ports:
  • Cairns shipping terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • 1 Per Adult / Child
  • Admission to Paronella Park (with 24 month return pass)
  • Live Commentary, story telling & audio podcast
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Free gift
  • WiFi on board
  • Infant & child seats
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Paronella Park
Exclusions
  • Dinner
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Cairns Airport, Airport Ave, Aeroglen, Queensland 4870 Australia
  • Ports:
  • Cairns shipping terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Paronella Park
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Etty Bay
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Travelgypsyisme
Cairns, Australia643 contributions
Apr 2021
Whilst I live in Cairns, I chose to do this tour to the south of Cairns with Tour Logistics. I had heard such great reviews so I thought it would be much better to visit Paronella with a tour rather than self drive. How right I was. They picked me up from a convenient location near my home and we were off. It was interesting listening to our fabulous guide/driver Jenna, talk about local life living in Cairns and property prices etc.

The drive south of Cairns to Etty Bay was comfortable and it went very quickly. before we knew it we were walking along this beautiful beach searching for Cassowarys with a cup of tea in hand. We were not disappointed.

Enroute to Paronella Park we heard the romantic story of Jose and his life's legacy and upon arrival were completely enthralled. Particularly when being met by Mark, one half of the couple that consider themselves custodians of the park. We were then met Danny, our guide who continued on with the story as he introduced us around the park. Afterwards there was plenty of free time to photograph to our hearts content.

We then made the short journey across to the Mena Creek hotel for dinner (own cost). A real country pub feel complete with a crop duster making loops overhead. After we had replenished energy levels we ventured back to the park to meet our new night guide Les. Everyone is issued with their own torch which is very handy when navigating the grand staircase by night.

Shortly after we were led to seating infront of the Lower Castle and heard the story of how the light show and music had been created. For the next 20 or so minutes we sat under the stars listening to the most beautiful music whilst witnessing the castle and the fountain light up in many colours.

Overall I am so glad that I chose to do this as a tour. To be able to sit back and relax whilst someone else drives and to hear the stories and share the experience with others made the day far more enjoyable. My only complaint is that it all ended too soon and before we knew it we were back in Cairns asking myself was that just a dream?
Written 10 April 2021
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Adam S
5 contributions
Jul 2021
We did this as an afternoon / evening trip with Tommy from Tour Logistics out of Cairns. We had a terrific day and Tommy is a very entertaining tour guide. This tour has you doing a number of visits to various locations (as described) including seeing Cassowaries at Etty Bay, and then on to Paronella Park. We had a guided tour in the afternoon, with the back-story of how the park was created while viewing the castle, landscaped areas and main waterfall. Then off for dinner at the local pub, before returning after dark for the Paronella Park light show. Well worth doing this trip if you like a bit of local history. You'll be amazed at one man's extraordinary vision and what he created. Note that we have 3 teenage kids, but I wouldn't recommend this tour for kids under 10.
Written 12 July 2021
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Stanley Xie
18 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Superb service and care provided by Tommy and Joe in Tour Logistics. Our family visited Carins and Port Douglas recently. Tommy and Joe gave us a tour in Paronella Park, provided us shuttle service in our Skydrail trip & scenic train destinations as well as shuttle service from our hotel to Cairns airport. We are very pleased with the excellent service provided. Tommy took an extra effort to arrange special car service at one end our our Paronella Park tour to pick up my 70 year old mother who has knee issues. Tommy bought fresh bananas from the local shop for us, took extra efforts and gave us the closest encounter to the cassowaries (godfather of the rainforest) which we will never forget in our life. Tommy and Joe from Tour Logistics are the experts in North Queensland tours. The services provided were exceptional and are certainly the best that we've experienced.
Written 20 December 2021
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Thomas C
Shucks! You are too kind. We look forward to your return so you can experience and critique our new tours which are coming. Stay safe and take care of yourself and your beautiful family. God Bless
Written 6 January 2022
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Mary J
Greater Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Jun 2021
Loved Paronella Park Tour. Our guide Tommy was able to bring history to life with his wonderful story telling of the Paronella family story. Also loved visiting Etty Bay on the way and having the opportunity to see the Casawaries up close. What magnificent birds.
Tour was professionally run and vehicles were clean and comfortable.
Written 19 June 2021
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Ryan Nguyeb
1 contribution
Dec 2020
This tour company is jThis tour company is execellent. Our driver and tour guide Tommy was very funny, knowledgeable and extremply supportive. I had an awesome day tour and experiencing the most beautiful Cairn with Tommy. He willing to drop you and pick you up in whatever the place you want even if the place is not in the list of your tour.
We had a great experience with Tommy, he tooks us to airport with the luxury Van. One of my friend forgot his phone on the Van and he didn't reckon until 30 mins before the departure. We call Tommy straight away and he drive as fast as possible to return the phone back to my friend just 10 mins before departure. Thanks Tommy so much for giving us a great tour and great service.ust
Written 3 January 2021
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Kiwigirl211
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
What a great tour we thoroughly enjoyed it from pickup to drop off. Glen was fabulous and so knowledgeable the itinerary was great Babinda Bakery, Babinda Boulders, Etty Bay then on to Paronella such a magical place and so different in the day vs the evening. Would definitely recommend The Paronella Experience with Tour Logistics to anyone visiting Cairns
Written 27 July 2021
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1956Diane
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Paronella Park both day and night tours were fabulous. The history of how the park was created and all the trials and tribulations of the Paronella family and the new owners was fascinating. Stunningly beautiful environment.

Tommy from Tour Logistics has a great sense of humour and he made the tour incredibly enjoyable. Best guide ever.

Mandy from Paronella Park was a great guide. Loved her dry sense of humour. So accommodating. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Written 30 August 2021
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chez g
Beachmere, Australia3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
What a lovely well organised tour we did going to Paronella park!! Right from the start Tour Logistic workers were lovely and helpful. An extra big thanks to Glenn our tour driver, he had alot of amazing information to share and was a genuine lovely person who just wanted his tour to enjoy themselves.
Tour begins with pick up from hotel then to Babina bakery yummy good food! Then to Binbina boulders, then on to Etty Beach and we saw Casowaries then onto a wonderful tour at Paronella Park the owner and staff there were absolutely amazing! then onto Mena Creek Pub for a great meal and back to Paronella Park for night tour and show...great all round trip...we highly recommend this company and tour Chez
Written 23 January 2022
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janetjenkins58
19 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Magical combination of tiny Babimba town, big ass boulders, beautiful Etty beach, awesome Cassowaries, and the Amazing Paronella wonderland. A huge treat that just kept giving. An incredible value for money tour that exceeded expectations by a long shot. All that and more! A very comfortable bus complimented by the lovely Jenna. A very friendly, professional and easygoing tour guide Definitely add this one to your bucket list. Highly recommended :) Thank you Jenna for a great day out :)
Written 7 October 2021
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Karen W
Redland City, Australia115 contributions
Jan 2021
We totally enjoyed our evening trip out to Paronella Park. Prompt pick up service, clean airconditioned car & not to mention great company and very informative. We were treated like royalty by Jenna for the entire trip. Everything just ran so smoothly even down to organising a few Cassowaries! Thoroughly recommend this tour company we can't thank them enough.
Written 11 January 2021
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Confusion and disappointment
We were booked on the 4 hour market tour with the voucher saying pick-up at Rusty's markets at 8am. I received a t
345nataliem
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Awesome
We spent the whole day in the park and it was amazing - the staff are all super funny and knowledgeable. There is s
jeanettecS7506NL
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Informative and fun
Anyone visiting Port Douglas or Cairns must include a visit to Hartleys on their itinerary. Very informative and p
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Awesome experience.
This tour is awesome, it takes you not only to the markets but little and big hidden gems along the way. Jenna was
Baldey2
Baldey2
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Great day out
This was a very fun day had to kill little time from Cairns to Port douglas so we stopped in. And we do not regret
Micheal1788
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Great Transfers
We booked private return from Cairns airport to hotel, our driver Joe was very friendly and helpful, as a local Joe
398georgiaa
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A must do experience!
Going to Hartley’s was one of the best decisions we made! We enjoyed the shows, boat cruise and the whole park itse
PhilGlass59
PhilGlass59
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What a paronella experience!
A big shout out to your fabulous staff members Sarah who helped looked after our dogs (Billie & Paddi) whilst we wa
agsingo
agsingo
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Great (Sun)day out for a family with teenage kids
Our family of 5 had a great day's tour at two separate markets and other sites with Tommy. Tommy shared history of
ShannonWalker123
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Exceptional service
Warm, friendly amazing company. We were picked up by Mark and taken to Port Douglas and the return trip back Jenna.
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Karen
Had a great day out sightseeing and visiting Palm Cove and Port Douglas markets with an excellent, fun and informat
GDG389
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Port Douglas Sunday Markets
Great trip, well worth the money. Travelled up to Port Douglas and visited various spots on way up and back. Guid
MartinSue23076
MartinSue23076
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Port Douglas and Paronella Park day tours
We booked 2 tours through Tour Logistics. Port Douglas Market day and Paronella Park. My wife and I thoroughly enjo
BobbyBautista
BobbyBautista
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Fabulous day!
The experience began the day before the tour. Arrangement was made for pickup place and time and Tommy rang back in
738sarahjanes
738sarahjanes
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Interesting experience
The whole day was a fantastic experience. We were going to hire a car and go to Paronella Park on our own. So glad
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