Ma'alpiku Island National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

These two small islands, dotted with large granite boulders and clad in low scrub and sheared heath, are part of a rich cultural landscape, with both Aboriginal cultural significance and European historical connections.

Formerly known as Restoration Island National Park, Ma’alpiku Island 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. Read more about joint management of Cape York Peninsula national parks.


Just offshore of the east coast of Cape York Peninsula, adjacent to Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL), approximately 750km north of Cairns.


The Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Ma’alpiku Island National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) (CYPAL) are the Kuuku Ya’u Aboriginal people (including the Kungkay people and Kanthanampu people). They ask that you respect and take care of their country.

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Park facilities

  • No campfires
  • No camping
  • Boating
  • Fishing

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.