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All camping areas in Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas are closed from 26 March 2020 until further notice. Check Park Alerts for more information.

Batavia National Park (CYPAL)

Facilities and activities


The aboriginal traditional owners of Batavia National Park (CYPAL)—the Northern Kaanju, Yinwum and Atambaya people—welcome you to their country and ask that you respect this special place.


On Cape York Peninsula, the northern section of this park neighbours the Moreton Telegraph Station, approximately 135km from Weipa.

What's special

Consisting of three sections this park protects parts of the Wenlock River corridor and supports significant riverine closed forests. To the south it conserves a regionally significant area of isolated laterite plateau with elevated melaleuca swamps. This plateau is a remnant of a once much larger plateau and is a prime example of geo-evolution within the region.

Batavia National Park (CYPAL) is jointly managed by the Batavia Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and the Queensland Government in accordance with an Indigenous Management Agreement. Read more about the joint management of Cape York Peninsula national parks.

There are currently no camping or visitor facilities.

Batavia Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation request visitors who would like to access Batavia National Park (CYPAL) to contact the below clan representatives.

Atambaya – Walter Moses 0499 148 899

Northern Kaanju – Joanne Nelson 0499 119 355

Yinwum – Edwin Woodley 0499 160 020

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Location of Batavia National Park (CYPAL) within Queensland

Last updated
10 April 2018