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Camping closures

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.

Cape York Peninsula parks

Photos: Queensland Government.Photos: Queensland Government.

Campground hosts needed

The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing is seeking volunteers to work as campground hosts. Volunteers camp free in return for helping maintain the camping area facilities. If you are interested in helping out, go to Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park or Jardine River National Park, Heathlands Regional Park and Jardine River Regional Park for more 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 Regional Park, 900km north of Cairns.

What's special

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.

Useful links

Last updated
31 March 2015