after a long day of waterfall fun, we actually found more strength for a night tour of paronella park, followed by a day tour of the same park and a very long and interesting way to wallaman falls – but it was all so worth it!
paronella park was built by a spanish guy named jose paronella, who was actually quite a funny guy who’s life was filled with both sad and hilarious anecdotes, like when he promised to marry a girl before departing for australia, and then while in australia worked hard to provide her a good life, but somehow forgot to write to her in order to tell her that he’s still alive. by the time jose got back home, the girl had married another guy, so instead, he just married her sister and took her to australia! he also had a dream to build a castle surrounded by plants from all over the world. and he did! for a while it was a very fancy and romantic destination until it all burned down, so today it’s just a ruin, but a very picturesque one! it is also a very popular place for marriage proposals and such ;)
we did a night and a day tour of the paronella park and really enjoyed it!
afterwards we took on a 3 hour ride to the majestic wallaman falls!
definitely do not forget to go to the hinchinbrook island lookout – it’s a beauty!
enjoy your view there and then head further to the wallaman falls, because there might be a couple of obstacles on the road that don’t really care much about your presence ^^
we arrived to the wallaman falls just about an hour and a half before sunset and were in a hurry to make the hike down to the bottom of the falls and back! it usually takes more than 1 hour to get down and back up again, we managed to do it in half an hour down, half an hour up! it is a wonder what you can do when you’re scared of having to find your way on a bumpy forest hike trail in total darkness ^^ but the wallaman falls are just worth all of it! they are 268m tall and a very monumental sight. you could also have a swim in there, but only if you’re brave enough! ;)
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