Things to do
Camping is not permitted in Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL).
A public campground is available just outside the park. Permits are required. Contact the Kowanyama Aboriginal Land and Natural Resources Management Office on (07) 4083 7154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also a guest house in Kowanyama about 32km from Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL), phone (07) 4060 5195.
For more information, see the tourism information links.
Picnic and day-use areas
A picnic on the banks of the Mitchell River (near Shelfo Crossing) is a good rest break while travelling through the park. No facilities are provided.
Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL) offers opportunities to see wildlife in a natural environment as the park is home to over 300 species of plants and animals. Seasonal flooding of the Mitchell and Alice rivers refills the many permanent and semi-permanent lakes and lagoons scattered throughout the park. Brolgas and sarus cranes wander through the waterlilies, searching for sedge tubers, while in the distance, white-bellied sea-eagles and whistling kites soar high above, searching for their next meal.
See the description of the park’s natural environment for more details about the parks diverse wildlife.
- Access update: high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles only : Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL) 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2022