Cape York Peninsula features landscapes of unsurpassed beauty and immense diversity, rich with Aboriginal traditions and customs and European history. Parks throughout the peninsula protect diverse landscapes including river systems, rainforests, beaches, grasslands and wetlands. Travelling in this vast and remote area requires detailed preparation and planning. See links to each park for more detailed information.
National parks, national parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land (CYPAL)) and regional parks are scattered over eastern and central parts of the peninsula, from the iconic Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL), 340km north of Cairns, to the northern-most parks, Jardine National Park and Heathlands Resources Reserve, 900km north of Cairns.
- Park alerts for Cape York Peninsula parks are published on individual park pages 2 April 2019 to 30 September 2021