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Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL)

The snow-white sands of Chilli Beach. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.The snow-white sands of Chilli Beach. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

Camping bookings

All camping in this park must be booked prior to arrival. To find out more about purchasing an e-permit, see camping information.

Facilities and activities


The Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL) are the Kuuku Ya’u people (including the Kungkay people and Kanthanampu people). They ask that you respect and take care of their country.


752 km north of Cairns via the Peninsula Developmental Road.

What's special

Long sweeping beaches, rocky outcrops, the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Australia and rugged, heath-covered ranges are features of this remote park.

Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL) is jointly managed by the Northern Kuuku Ya’u Kanthanampu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC 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.

Maps and useful links

Location of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL) within Queensland

Last updated
1 May 2018