Piper Islands National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

The five islands of the Piper group are low, vegetated cays and home to one of the largest breeding and roosting populations of the black noddy in Queensland. The islands are also a nationally important nesting area for the vulnerable hawksbill turtle.

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.


Off the north-east coast of Cape York Peninsula in Temple Bay, approximately 16km south-east of the mouth of the Olive River and 60km north of Lockhart River.


The Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Piper Islands 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.

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Park facilities

  • No campfires
  • No camping
  • Boating
  • Fishing

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.