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Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)
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Location Lakefield, Queensland
Address Lakefield, Queensland 4871, Australia
Lat, Long -15.000505, 144.162598
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Phone Number 07 4051 3588
Description Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) is renowned for its vast river systems and spectacular wetlands. In the wet season, the Normanby, Morehead and North Kennedy rivers and their tributaries join to flood vast areas, eventually draining north into Princess Charlotte Bay. During the dry season, rivers and creeks shrink, leaving large permanent waterholes, lakes and lagoons that attract an array of animals, particularly waterbirds. To the north, the park features impenetrable mangroves along the estuaries and coastline of Princess Charlotte Bay. Behind the coast are extensive salt flats and marine plains that give way to inland tracts of eucalypt and paperbark woodlands. Fringing many of the river banks and streams are magnificent, tall paperbark trees and patches of gallery rainforest. The landscape of Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) is of significant Aboriginal cultural significance. Sites associated with occupation, ceremonies and stories of ancestral spirits occur throughout the park. The area is also rich in European cultural heritage, associated with early explorers, geologists and surveyors, and tangible links to the establishment of the Palmer Goldfields and early cattle industry. Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) offers numerous camping opportunities, ranging from secluded sites near scenic waterholes to large camping areas at major river crossings. Mountain bike through Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) on the network of internal roads. Expect to share the roads with vehicles, motorbikes, other cyclists and pedestrians. Ride trail-bikes and drive four-wheel-drives through Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) on the network of internal roads. Stay on formed roads—trail-bikes and vehicles are not permitted off-road, including on walking tracks and boardwalks. Trail-bikes and vehicles are also not permitted in Restricted Access Areas or on internal roads and tracks that are closed for management purposes.
Keywords QLD, Queensland National Parks, Cape York Peninsula, Lakefield National Park, Trails, Biking, Walking, Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Boating, Wildlife,
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2013-05-15
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