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Alwal National Park (CYPAL)
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Location Lakefield, Queensland
Address Lakefield, Queensland, Australia
Lat, Long -15.374247, 143.783569
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Description Alwal National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) (CYPAL) is situated on Cape York Peninsula, about 100 km north-west of Laura and 12 km west of the Hann River Roadhouse. Escarpments, undulating low hills, seasonal wetlands and patches of vine-thicket are some of the landscapes protected in this national park. The western part of the park includes the upper reaches of the Morehead River, which flows into Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL). Open forests dominated by paperbarks, and various woodlands comprised mainly of teatrees or eucalypts, contribute to a mosaic of plant communities fringing the river and its tributaries, Waterbag and Lightning creeks. The Traditional Owners of Alwal National Park (CYPAL) are the Olkola Aboriginal people. The area is a cultural landscape rich in history, stories and significant sites. Alwal is the Olkola language name for the golden-shouldered parrot, an endangered bird still surviving in the park today.
Keywords QLD, Queensland National Parks, Cape York Peninsula, Park, Trails, Birdwatching,
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2013-05-13
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