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Parks and forests within Cape York Peninsula

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Listing 27 parks.

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Alwal National Park (CYPAL)
…which protects wildlife habitats, is jointly managed by the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation Land Trust and the Queensland Government in accordance with an…
Annan River National Park
…south of Cooktown on Cape York Peninsula. The Yuku-Baja-Muliku Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of the park. There are no facilities and no…
Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL)
…isolated and remote, requiring high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles. The park has granite boulders, sandstone escarpments, inland dunefields and endemic…
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Cape York Peninsula parks
…scattered over eastern and central parts of the peninsula. These parks protect diverse landscapes including river systems, rainforests, beaches, grasslands…
Claremont Isles National Park
…located off the east coast of Cape York Peninsula approximately 245km north-west of Cooktown. Information includes access, features, viewing wildlife…
Denham Group National Park
…located off the east coast of Cape York Peninsula, about 700km north-west of Cairns. Information includes access, features, wildlife, seabird nesting…
Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL)
…about 32 km north-east of Kowanyama. Information includes, viewing wildlife, natural environment, culture and history, safety and alerts.
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Flinders Group National Park (CYPAL)
Flinders Group National Park comprises seven islands: Flinders, Stanley, Blackwood, Maclear, Denham, King and Clack islands. Camping is permitted on Flinders…
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Iron Range National Park
…now known as Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL).
Jardine River National Park, Heathlands Resources Reserve and Jardine River Resources Reserve
…located in the remote north of Cape York Peninsula and are accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only. Camping is permitted in some locations. The protected…
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KULLA (McIlwraith Range) National Park (CYPAL)
…on Cape York Peninsula, is jointly managed by the Kulla Land Trust and the Queensland Government. Access to the Massey River Area is prohibited to protect…
Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL)
…a remote wilderness coastal park on Cape York Peninsula, is jointly managed by the Northern Kuuku Ya'u Kanthanampu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC Land Trust…
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Lakefield National Park
…now known as Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL).
Lama Lama National Park (CYPAL)
…on Cape York Peninsula, is jointly managed by the Lama Lama Land Trust and the Queensland Government. It features the Annie River system, coastal plains…
Lizard Island National Park
…a group of six islands: Lizard, Osprey, Palfrey, South, Seabird and Eagle. The islands, which are surrounded by coral reefs, have mangroves and sandy beaches…
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Ma'alpiku Island National Park (CYPAL)
…on Cape York Peninsula, consists of part of Restoration Island and the entire area of Restoration Rock. Camping is not permitted. The park is jointly managed…
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Marpa National Park (CYPAL)
Sandstone cliff faces and headlands on Marpa National Park (CYPAL) rise steeply from small sheltered beaches and provide a dramatic backdrop to the blue…
Mitirinchi Island National Park (CYPAL)
…a significant seabird breeding island, with no public access. The park is jointly managed by the Northern Kuuku Ya'u Kanthanampu Aboriginal Corporation…
Mungkan Kandju (Kaanju) National Park
…now known as Oyala Thumotang National Park (CYPAL).
Oyala Thumotang National Park (CYPAL)
…about 25km north of Coen on Cape York Peninsula. Information includes access, features, camping, facilities, recreational activities, natural environment…
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Piper Islands National Park (CYPAL)
…consists of four islands and one islet: Beesley, Baird, Farmer, Fisher and Kay, home to breeding and roosting populations of the black noddy and a nesting…
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Possession Island National Park
…approximately 17km south-west of the tip of Cape York Peninsula in North Queensland. Information includes access, natural environment, history, boating…
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Raine Island National Park (Scientific)
Raine Island National Park is a rookery for the vulnerable green turtle and a significant seabird rookery within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage…
Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)
…features river systems, wetlands, plains and mangroves, with wildlife viewing opportunities. Camping is permitted. The park is jointly managed by the Rinyirru…
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Three Islands Group National Park
…located 44-72 km north-east of Cooktown. Information includes access, features, camping and accommodation, facilities, boating, fishing, safety and alerts.
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Turtle Group National Park
…a remote group of nine islands including the Turtle Group of islands, Nymph Island and the Pethebridge Islets. Activities include birdwatching and camping…
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Wuthara Island National Park (CYPAL)
…consists of three islands surrounded by fringing reefs. Remote bush camping is permitted on the main island. No roads, walking tracks or public facilities…
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Last reviewed
19 October 2015
Last updated
11 December 2012