Lakefield is Queensland’s second largest national park,
covering an area of approximately 537,000 hectares.
Just 200 km north of Cairns, in the Cape York Peninsula is Lakefield
National Park, Queensland’s second largest park with rainforest,
woodlands, grassy plains and coastal mudflats, along Princess
Charlotte Bay. On Flinders and Stanley Islands, in Princess
Charlotte Bay, you can experience the wonders of marine life, flying
fish, turtles, stingrays, crabs and the rare dugong. The park is
also a major crocodile habitat.
Gazetted as a national park in 1979, Lakefield
is one of the more isolated national parks on the Cape York Peninsula. The park
is located within the Laura Basin which drains northwards into Princess
Charlotte Bay. The landscape is rich and diverse with a coastal environment of
estuaries, mangroves and mudflats to the north, vast grasslands and woodlands on
the floodplains and sandstone hills and escarpments in the south.