Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL)
Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL). Photo: Janie White, Queensland Government.
- Changes to camping bookings
All camping in this park must be booked prior to arrival. To find out more about purchasing an e-permit, see camping information.
Facilities and activities
The Traditional Owners—the Daarba, Junjuu, Muli, Bagaarrmugu, Wurri, Manyamarr, Gambiilmugu and Yiirrku Aboriginal peoples—welcome visitors to their country and ask that you show respect for this powerful cultural place and do not disturb or damage any part of the landscape for your own safety and the health of the country.
On Cape York Peninsula, about 10 hours drive (475 km) north of Cairns.
- Read about getting there and getting around.
Rugged yet beautiful, Cape Melville National Park (Cape York Aboriginal Land) features the rocky headlands of Cape Melville, impressive granite boulders of the Melville Range, sandy beaches of Bathurst Bay, sandstone escarpments and inland dunes.
Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL) is jointly managed by the Cape Melville, Flinders & Howick Islands Aboriginal Corporation and the Queensland Government in accordance with an Indigenous Management Agreement. Read more about joint management of Cape York Peninsula national parks.
- Cape Melville, Flinders Group and Howick Group national parks (CYPAL) map
- Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL) camping areas map
- Cape York Peninsula parks and reserves visitor guide
- Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act
- Joint management of Cape York Peninsula national parks
- Great Barrier Reef zoning information and maps
- Species lists
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