Queensland Holidays - The Official Tourism Site for Queensland

White sands of Chilli Beach
Mount Tozer and heath-covered Tozer Range
Lowland rainforest of Iron Range
Map of Iron Range National Park
Peninsula Developmental Road
752 kilometres north of Cairns
Queensland 4871 Australia

Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL)
Lockhart, Cook Area

Free Entry

13 7468


This remote coastal park in northern Cape York Peninsula features long sweeping beaches, rugged heath-clad ranges and the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Australia. The park protects a unique collection of wildlife, including mammals, frogs, lizards and snakes that are found nowhere else, and is a refuge for birds that are rare in Australia but also live in New Guinea. Enjoy bush camping by the river or creek in the rainforest, or behind the dunes at Chilli Beach, in the park's popular camping areas. Take the 10 kilometre one-way walk following the Old Coen track through rainforest and open woodland where birdwatching is excellent. At night, spotlight for green pythons and common spotted cuscus. During the day, look for eclectus parrots and palm cockatoos, wander along the white sands of Chili Beach and visit the viewing platform for scenic views of Mount Tozer and surrounding heathland.

Property Details


  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Open Times

Public Holidays: The park is open only in the drier months usually from June until November. At other times the park is inaccessible due to flooding.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

How To Get There

The park is 752 kilometres north of Cairns, along the Peninsula Developmental Road. Turn off 35 kilometres north of Archer River Roadhouse. Accessible by four wheel drive vehicle during the dry season only (June until November).

Free Entry

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.