Wednesday we went to Paronella Park. The park is now in ruins but was once owned by a Spanish man whose childhood dream was to build a castle. In the 1930's he built his castle as well as refreshment rooms, changing rooms, a theatre and ballroom and tennis courts. He also planted over 7000 trees and plants. The whole park is arranged so there is always a view of Mena Creek falls, which also generates electricity for the park. This was the first hydro-powered generator in Queensland. The park was open to the public and was very popular. After Jose Paronella's death and several natural disasters the park was closed and mostly forgotten about. It was rediscovered and opened again in 1993, with the aim to restoring the park. We were taken on two tours of the park, one in the day telling the story of the park, and a night tour, where the castle ruins and waterfall are illuminated. We also fed fish, eels and turtles and saw a few fireflies.