Lakefield National Park, Queensland's second-largest national park, features spectacular wetlands and extensive river systems. Lakefield is a wildlife refuge for threatened species including the red goshawk, Lakeland Downs mouse and spectacled hare-wallaby. Hann and Kalpowar crossings are two of the many significant Aboriginal cultural heritage sites found in this landscape. Bush camp beside a waterhole at one of several peaceful campgrounds. Visit old homestead sites for a brush with history. Fish for barramundi in the waterholes. Watch waterbirds at Low Lake. See lotus-lilies at Red and White Lily lagoons.
Children are welcome.
There is access for guests with a disability. The Red Lily Lagoon viewing platform and Kalpowar Crossing campground toilets are wheelchair-accessible.
How To Get There
Six to seven hours north of Cairns, turn right to Lakefield two kilometres past Laura. From Cooktown, travel four hours along the Battlecamp Road. From Coen, via the Musgrave Roadhouse. Access is only possible by four-wheel-drive vehicle in the dry season from, May to November.
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