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

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

Attractions

  • A peaceful lagoon, building remnants and a hundred-year-old mango tree mark the site of this historic family homestead.

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  • Discover a quiet sanctuary for waterbirds and crocodiles at this deep waterhole on the North Kennedy River.

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  • Spend an afternoon picnicking in the shade of milky pines while watching the birdlife (and resident croc!) in the lily-swathed lagoon.

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  • Treasured as a birder's paradise, this peaceful lagoon is home to a vibrant mix of waterbirds ... and estuarine crocodiles.

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  • Enjoy a picnic in the shade alongside a stretch of permanent waterholes on the mighty Normanby River.

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  • This intriguing and beautiful lake has unique features that set it apart from the other lakes, lagoons and waterholes in the park.

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  • This stunning lake is prized by birders and is an important cultural site for the Aboriginal Traditional Owners.

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  • This sprawling plain, dotted with stately termite mounds, is one of the most photographed features in the park.

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  • Step back in time and immerse yourself in one of the park's most fascinating and historically-significant periods.

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  • Enjoy close-up views of dainty waterbirds and the spectacular pink lotus-lilies that carpet this pretty lagoon.

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  • A blanket of snow-white lilies covers this pretty lagoon, attracting an assortment of waterbirds that come to roost and feed.

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