Marpa National Park

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Marpa National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Marpa National Park is located in Queensland
Marpa National Park
Marpa National Park
Nearest town or city Coen
Coordinates 14°13′34″S 143°47′35″E / 14.22611°S 143.79306°E / -14.22611; 143.79306Coordinates: 14°13′34″S 143°47′35″E / 14.22611°S 143.79306°E / -14.22611; 143.79306
Established 1989
Area 0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Marpa National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Cliff Island is a national park at Yarraden on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1,757 km northwest of Brisbane. It is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park west of Cape Melville in Princess Charlotte Bay. The park is a restricted access area in order to protect cultural resource of the islands traditional owners, the Lama Lama people.

The national park was formerly known as Cliff Islands National Park. The alteration was part of new process where parks on the Cape York Peninsula are jointly managed between Aboriginal land trusts and the state government under the Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007.[1]

It comprises three small sandstone islands. Ronganhu is positioned to the north, Errewerrpinha in the west and Olilu to the south.[2] The islands have remained in pristine condition.[2] The islands are home to a number of important bird species, including the beach stone-curlew, eastern curlew and sooty oystercatcher. Also seen around the islands are the white-bellied sea-eagle, peregrine falcon and eastern osprey.[2] Fringing reefs and seagrass beds are found in the surrounding waters. Green turtles nest on the beaches.[2]


There are no roads, walking tracks or public facilities.[2] Camping is not permitted.

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  1. ^ "Joint management of Cape York Peninsula national parks". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "About Marpa National Park (CYPAL)". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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