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Paul Dudley | profile | all galleries >> 26 Longer Australian trips >> Queensland 2004-2006 (12 galleries) >> Album 7: Paronella Park tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Album 7: Paronella Park

It's a bit hard to describe what Paronella Park is. Even the advertisements for it in the Cairns tourist brochures don't really try. To say it's a wrecked pleasure garden just south of Innisfail doesn't do it justice.
A planned pleasure garden, now mainly in ruins
A planned pleasure garden, now mainly in ruins
The cottage is intact and used as a museum
The cottage is intact and used as a museum
Canefields and Mountains
Canefields and Mountains
The Grand Staircase
The "Grand Staircase"
Waterfall and swimming hole
Waterfall and swimming hole
The original fountain still works
The original fountain still works
Ruins of the refreshment rooms
Ruins of the refreshment rooms
Fruit bats
Fruit bats
Micro bats on the roof of a tunnel
"Micro bats" on the roof of a tunnel
A glorious ruin
A glorious ruin
The function of some of the structures is a bit obscure
The function of some of the structures is a bit obscure
Fountain, inspired by Europe's best!
Fountain, inspired by Europe's best!
Aboriginal dancers and Japanese tourists
Aboriginal dancers and Japanese tourists
Blossom, close up
Blossom, close up
Suspension bridge over the falls.
Suspension bridge over the falls.