Paronella Park, Mena Creek, North Queensland, Australia

Adrian Paul

Coffs Harbour, Australia

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Looking like something hidden for centuries in the jungles of South Americas, the moss-covered entrance to the tunnel at Paronella Park is one of the structures which stand testament to the achievements of one man, the eccentric Spaniard Jose Paronella who came to Australia in 1913 and for 13 years worked as a a cane cutter.

He then returned to Spain, married and came back to Australia, bought land at Mena Creek and started to make his dream of building a Spanish style castle become a reality. On five hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built by hand his castle, a picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants and trees.

For more information on Paronella Park, please visit Paronella Park

Camera – Nikon D80; Lens – Tamron 28 – 300 VC

Three bracketed RAW photos, processed in Photomatix Pro 4.0, with finishing touches in Photoshop Elements 6.0

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