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Kalkajaka National Park (CYPAL)

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    Mulligan Highway
    Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia

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Kalkajaka National Park (CYPAL)

An imposing mountain range of massive granite boulders is home to unique wildlife and rich in Aboriginal culture.

At the northern end of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Kalkajaka National Park (CYPAL) contains an imposing mountain range of black granite boulders. These formidable boulders, some the size of houses, stack precariously on one another—appearing to defy both gravity and logic.

The wet tropics and drier savanna/woodland regions meet in this park, making it a refuge for wildlife. The extraordinary combination of flora and geomorphology provides a habitat for an unusual range of wildlife, including species that are endemic (entirely confined) to this boulder-jumbled mountain.

Kalkajaka (meaning ‘place of spear’), is an important meeting place for the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people and is the source of many Dreaming stories.

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Kalkajaka National Park (CYPAL)

Mulligan Highway
Queensland 4895, Australia

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Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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