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Paronella Park - at the Heart of the Canecutter Way

The Greatest Detour in the North
The perfect addition to your Great Barrier Reef Holiday

The heart of The Canecutter Way, The Greatest Detour in the North, holds many delights for travellers and locals alike - attractions, food, services and some of the best scenery in the country - if not the world...

We cannot think of a better way to spend these warm tropical evenings than exploring Paronella Park; school holidays are an excellent time to do so!
Your ticket to Paronella Park is valid for 24 months and includes a host of tours and souvineers.

Pop over to the Mena Creek Hotel for an excellent meal and a game of pool (8 Ball) - pool is free on Sundays and there is also an amazing Sunday Roast meal special. The second Sunday of the month is Cars & Coffee Mena Creek - an informal get together for motoring enthusiasts - bring your favourite ride or just come to check out the cars & bikes.

Right next door to the pub is the Mena Creek General Store & Post Office - providing full Postal & Bill Pay services, drinks, snacks, some grocery lines and a selection of seasonal local produce. They also refill Gas Bottles and have a Petrol Bowser. Friday night is Burger night and you should stop in on Saturday night for a delicious feed of Fish & Chips.

A short drive from Mena Creek is Spurwood Springs Station - home of renowned Bush Poet and Duck Wrangler, Tom Malouni. Spurwood Springs is a fantastic Wedding Venue and often has musical entertainment and Farm Family Days - check out their website and Facebook page for details.

Northern Smallgoods in South Johnstone offers the excellence of a German butcher from the wine country in South Australia, specialising in salamis, quality hams and bacon and many other smallgoods lines.

While you are in South Johnstone, check out the historic Criterion Hotel - during the sugar cane season, the cane trains regularly roll right up the main street outside the pub.

If you have never tasted an Award Winning Pie, you will need to make your way to the Wangan Bakery to sample some of their outstanding products - the Vanilla Slice is to die for.

This is only a small sample of what the Canecutter Way has to offer - check the website for more Great Barrier Reef Holiday ideas - Keep an eye out for the signs on the Bruce Highway and the Cane Knife "Follow Me" signs will lead you along the Greatest Detour in the North.

Mena Creek Falls, Paronella Park

Photo: Allthingspretty_leesh