After retiring from the corporate life, Mark Evans and his wife Judy returned to Australia from Singapore and set off around the country in a caravan looking for their next life. What they found was an incredible and consuming experience at Paronella Park, near Innisfail in Queensland, complete with gardens and waterfalls, a once glittering dance hall and a cinema, set in a Spanish castle.
Mark tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about restoring the property to its former glory. 25 years and many awards later there are still grand plans afoot for Paronella Park.
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