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Cape York Region Fishing National Parks & Wildlife
North Queensland (QLD)

Queensland, QLD, australia

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Cape York Attractions

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Jardine River
Bush CampingBarbecue AreasCar campersToiletsDrinking Water availableBushwalkingDangerous swimming
Tropical ClimateWet SeasonCyclone regionApril - October
BirdwatchingRainforest, swamps and heathlandsWildlife observingWildlife Photography
Tropical wilderness area in the catchment of the Jardine River, Queensland's largest perennial stream. Topography includes swamps and heathlands with tropical vegetation which includes many varieties of New Guinea origin.

  • Size: 234 000 ha
  • Getting There: Situated on the Jardine River, between the Peninsular development Road and the east coast of the peninsular.
  • Attractions: Aboriginal Rock Paintings, 170 kms of marked walking trails, unique mountain Flora and Fauna, largest perennial stream in Queensland
  • Be Aware: Accessible only in dry season and crocodiles live in the area

Lakefield National Park
Information CentreToiletsBarbequesWalking trailsCar & bush campingNo Swimming
Tropical ClimateWet SeasonCyclone regionApril - October
BirdwatchingRainforest, swamps and heathlandsWildlife observingWildlife Photography
Lakefield National Park is Queensland's second largest park, it's area mostly covered by mangrove lined mudflats, grassy plains, and woodland. The park is crossed by the Normanby, Morehead and North Kennedy Rivers and dotted with many permanent waterholes, providing an excellent wildlife habitat. During the wet season the area is becomes a vast wetland which attracts a vast and spectacular display of birdlife.
  • Size: 528 000 ha
  • Getting There: Situated North of Laura. By road 150km from Cooktown
  • Attractions: Bushwalking, canoeing, camping. rainforests, birdwatching, kangaroos & wallabies.
  • Be Aware: Major habitat for fresh water and estuarine crocodiles. Roads in the park are generally impassable during the wet season.

Rokeby & Archer Bend National Parks
Bush campingNo Swimming4wd accessToilets
Tropical ClimateWet SeasonCyclone regionApril - October
BirdwatchingRainforest, swamps and heathlandsWildlife observingWildlife Photography
These two neighboring parks cover drier woodlands between McIlwraith Range and the Archer River. The Archer and Coen rivers flow through the park commonly spread over the flood-plains in summer. The lagoons and swamps which remain into the dry season attract an abundance of birdlife.

  • Size: 457 000 ha
  • Getting There: By Road 180km South-West of Weipa, 450km from Cooktown
  • Attractions: Abundant birdlife including Palm Cockatoos, Pelicans, Ducks & Jungle Fowl. Tall vine forests
  • Be Aware: Access is difficult, and only possible during the dry season.
Iron Range National Park
ToiletsBarbequesCar & bush campingNo SwimmingDrinking water4wd access
Tropical ClimateWet SeasonCyclone regionApril - October
BirdwatchingExcellent SightseeingLargest Rainforest in OZWildlife observingWildlife Photography
Wilderness area containing the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia. Spectacular coastal scenery and unusual wildlife.
  • Size: 30 800 ha
  • Getting There: Located East of Weipa near Portland Roads on the East Coast. By Road 600km from Cooktown
  • Attractions: Excellent birdwatching region, camping, rainforests, kangaroos & wallabies, butterflies, picturesque coastal scenery.
  • Be Aware: Remote region, be prepared

Queensland National Parks
For more information on the Parks of Queensland

Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Environment
PO Box 155
Telephone (07) 3227 8185

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