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Mitirinchi Island National Park (CYPAL)

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The rocky shoreline of Mitirinchi (Quoin) Island. Photo: Queensland Government.

The rocky shoreline of Mitirinchi (Quoin) Island. Photo: Queensland Government.


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


Off the north-east coast of Cape York Peninsula, approximately 20km east of Weymouth Bay and 50km north of Lockhart River

What's special

Mitirinchi (Quoin) Island is a significant seabird breeding island with many species nesting year-round. It is one of only three recorded breeding sites for great frigate birds in the northern Great Barrier Reef and supports a significant nesting colony (over 5000 pairs) of black noddies.

To protect nesting birds, there is no public access to Mitirinchi Island National Park (CYPAL).

This 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.

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Location of Mitirinchi Island National Park (CYPAL) within Queensland

Last updated
28 November 2016