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Mungkan Kandju (Kaanju) National Park

Queensland, Australia

Mungkan Kandju (Kaanju) National Park

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Located in the Cape York Peninsula, the former Rokeby and Archer Bend National Parks included the Archer Bend area which covered the lands south of the Archer River encompassing the drier woodlands, whilst the Rokeby section included the rainforest slopes of the McIlwariath Range and the former Rokeby Station which was purchased in 1981 to ensure the conservation of the pristine Archer River floodplain.

The parks were amalgamated in 1994 and named after the two Aboriginal Traditional Owners who have lived in the area for thousands of years and whose name for this country — Mungkan (on the western side) and Kandju (to the east).
 

The Archer and Coen Rivers flow through the park, spreading over the flood-plains during summer. Accessible only in the dry season, the lagoons, swamps, riverine forests and rainforest attract an abundance of birdlife, among which include the Australian bustard,  rose-crowned fruit-dove, sacred kingfisher, sulphur-crested cockatoo, many species of waterbirds, and the palm cockatoo, a significant totem animal for the local Aboriginal people.

See Mungkan Kandju (Kaanju) National Park. Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Gulf Savannah Development

Web: www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/mungkan-kandju-kaanju/index.html

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