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Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Magnificent weeping paperbarks line the river at Kalpower crossing. Photo credit: © John Augusteyn

A seasonal closure (PDF, 72.8KB) is currently in place for Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL). Access to the park is prohibited and on-the-spot fines apply. Please monitor park alerts to keep up-to-date with the latest information on reopening dates.

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land) (CYPAL) has a rich and diverse landscape. In the north grasslands and woodlands, wetlands, coastal estuaries, mangroves and mudflats are prominent. In the south, sandstone hills and escarpments dominate the landscape.


340km north-west of Cairns, on Cape York Peninsula.


The Aboriginal Traditional Owners—the Lama Lama and Kuku Thaypan peoples, the Bagaarrmugu, Mbarimakarranma, Muunydyiwarra, Magarrmagarrwarra, Balnggarrwarra and Gunduurwarra clans and related families—welcome you to their country. They ask that you respect their special place.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

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Park facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Lookout
  • No rubbish bins
  • Park office
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Showers
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Trail bike riding
  • Walking