Errk Oykangand National Park

Coordinates: 15°28′10″S 142°05′07″E / 15.46944°S 142.08528°E / -15.46944; 142.08528
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Errk Oykangand National Park
Errk Oykangand National Park is located in Queensland
Errk Oykangand National Park
Errk Oykangand National Park
Nearest town or cityNormanton
Coordinates15°28′10″S 142°05′07″E / 15.46944°S 142.08528°E / -15.46944; 142.08528
Area371 km2 (143.2 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Errk Oykangand (formerly known as Mitchell-Alice Rivers until 2009) is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 1748 km northwest of Brisbane.[1][2] Today, this protected area is jointly managed by the Queensland government and the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Kunjen and Oykangand People.[3]

The park has a tropical climate and temperatures exceed 30 degrees Celsius all year round.[4]


214 species of animals have been recorded in the park, of which 2 are endangered and 211 species of plants.[5]

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  1. ^ Outdoor location reports and tips (25 March 2020). "Camping closures for Easter 2020 in Queensland". Bush and Beach Fishing. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  2. ^ Vlasic, Kimberley (13 September 2021). "Land returned to Kowanyama people after 17 years". The Cairns Post. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  3. ^ ENS (26 October 2009). "Queensland National Park Handed Back to Aboriginal Owners |". Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Visiting safely | Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL)". Parks and forests | Department of Environment and Science, Queensland. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Errk Oykangand National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) — facts and maps". Retrieved 31 March 2022.

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