Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Located on the western confluence of the Alice and Mitchell rivers, the park protects floodplains clad in bloodwood, box and paperbark woodlands, interspersed with creeks, waterholes and wetlands.

Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL) is the first national park to be returned to Traditional Owners. The park is jointly managed by the Errk Oykangand National Park Land Trust and the Queensland Government in accordance with an Indigenous Management Agreement and other land management arrangements. Read more about joint management of Cape York Peninsula national parks.


In the western Cape York Peninsula about 609km west-north-west of Cairns


Errk Oykangand National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land (CYPAL)), pronounced ‘air-k-oy-kun-gund’, is a living, cultural landscape rich in traditional significance for the Uw Oykangand people (the language group of the ‘people of the outside waterholes’). They welcome you to the park.

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Park facilities

  • No camping
  • Fishing

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.